Brad J. Bailey is a Research Director with Celent's Capital Markets division, based in the firm’s New York office. He is an expert in electronic trading and market structure across asset classes and is a recognized thought leader in emerging front office technology, data analytics and capital markets fintech.
Brad’s research focuses on the evolution of market structure, trading, data analytics, and innovations in trading technology architecture and deployment. He has published research on FX, fixed income, cross-asset trading, DLT in the capital markets, exchange technology, market data, and cloud models for deploying trading and data infrastructure. His recent consulting work involves advising clients on key capital market trends, trading platforms in listed and OTC markets, and alternative models for interacting with fragmenting liquidity. He has also advised and performed due diligence for venture, strategic, and private equity investors.
An authority on capital market fintech, Brad has been widely quoted in the press, including the Wall Street Journal, American Banker, Financial Times, Institutional Investor, Forbes, USA Today, and the New York Post as well as appearing on Bloomberg TV, BBC News, Sirius Radio, NPR and a variety of podcasts. He is also a frequent speaker at industry conferences and client gatherings globally.
Prior to joining Celent, Brad spent over 20 years in the capital markets in trading, technology systems, product, market structure, institutional sales, analysis, and consulting at investment banks and broker dealers including RBC Carlin, ICAP and Citigroup. Most recently he spent seven years in strategy and market structure roles at the predecessor of Virtu Financial. He also served on the boards of markets technology start-ups and the Equiduct exchange based in Brussels. He began his career as a software engineer.
Brad holds an MSc from University of Colorado in Boulder, and a BS in mechanical & aerospace engineering from Rutgers University. Outside of work, he has taught skiing to Special Olympic Athletes and sailed across the Atlantic Ocean on a 13 meter ketch.
30 July 2019We are in the midst of an overnight success 20 years in the making in the fixed income front office. As secular pressure changes the economics a…
17 June 2019We just published Innovations in Fixed Income Technology: The Platforms and the Pieces which explores the changing fixed income trading technolo…
10 June 2019As secular pressure changes the economics across flow fixed income products, new technology is required to drive human process to the age of the…
5 April 2019This report is the yearly landmark market sizing of European cash fixed income that Celent had been doing since 2004. Part II looks at the Europ…
17 - 19 September 2019
Singapore, SingaporeBrad Bailey will be a Keynote on Buy Side OMS/EMS: Technology to Tame Data Deluge at this year’s Fixed Income & FX Leaders Summit APAC on 9/17/2…
Celent Roundtable | Next Generation Capital Markets: Technology Supporting Front to Back Investment and Trading19 September 2019 13:00 - 18:00 BST (08:00 EDT, 14:00 CEST)
55 Baker Street, United KingdomOVERVIEW: This exclusive, invitation-only event will allow senior leaders from leading financial firms to discuss the latest trends, development…
18 - 20 June 2019
Philadelphia, PA, United StatesBrad Bailey will be a Session Speaker at this year’s Fixed Income Leaders Summit on 6/18/2019.
28 March 2019
IHS Markit will host a webinar discussion featuring Celent's Neil Katkov, PhD and Brad Bailey on the key findings from a recent report, "Crunch…
19 March 2019February flew by in the blink of an eye for Capital MarketsThe capital markets team has been busy providing insight into technology leverage, th…
5 February 2019Brad Bailey, research director at Celent, a capital markets consultancy, said it was possible to build a surveillance system, but the data were…
21 November 2018Brad Bailey, research director with Celent’s capital markets division, says there is a heavy reliance on systems that need to move to much more…
7 October 2018It is commonly perceived that technological disruption in a given industry displaces human workers. Machine replaces man, end of story... “There…