David Easthope is a research director in Celent's Securities & Investments group and is based in the firm's San Francisco office. Mr. Easthope's expertise lies in electronic trading, market venues, and market structure.
Mr. Easthope's research focuses on themes of strategic importance in the capital markets sector, including the evolution of market structure, the development of advanced and algorithmic trading, and innovations in both software and services. His recent consulting work involves advising clients on developing advanced trading platforms and new market venues. He has also advised strategic and private equity investors on innovation and trends to help them make more informed investment decisions in the capital markets arena.
Mr. Easthope has been widely referenced in the press, including Bloomberg, Financial Times, and CNBC.
Before re-joining Celent, Mr. Easthope was a director of strategy at Charles Schwab. Prior to this role, he held positions at Celent as an analyst and at brokerage firm Detwiler Fenton as a business strategist. He has also held equity research roles at Raymond James & Associates and Friedman, Billings, Ramsey covering companies in the financial technology industry.
Mr. Easthope received his BA and MBA from Vanderbilt University. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the CFA Society of San Francisco.