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.
Digital Starts with Data: Creating the Insight Infrastructure Across the Capital Markets Value Chain15 October 2018For participants in the capital markets, the digital journey has been a source of opportunity and obstacles. Looking back over the last several y…
14 September 2018Brad Bailey moved from data technology, to derivative analyst, to sales trader, to quant trader. A strategy role led to consulting and ultimatel…
Capital Markets FX Technology Vendors: A Buyer’s Guide to FX Solutions (Across the Value Chain): A 21-Vendor Salute3 July 2018Change in FX trading has been fast, but the next five years are going to be explosive. This report is an in-depth look at FX technology across th…
22 May 2018I have spent the last several weeks in a variety of detailed conversations, globally, around the cloud in the capital markets with financial inst…
4 December 2018
New York, United StatesBrad Bailey will be a session speaker titled The State of the Blockchain in Financial Services at this year's 3rd Annual Blockchain Opportunity S…
17 October 2018
Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center, Boston, MA, United StatesJoin Celent analyst, Brad Bailey, at this year's FX Invest North America Conference, a leading foreign exchange buy-side meeting for institutiona…
10 October 2018
WebinarJoin Brad Bailey and Andrew Kouloumbrides, CEO of Xceptor, as they discuss real world examples in the front, middle and back office. Celent’s la…
3 October 2018
The Conrad New York, United StatesSymphony Innovate 2018 will host 500 leading executives, engineers, and thought-leaders from across the global community to discuss the evolving…
7 October 2018It is commonly perceived that technological disruption in a given industry displaces human workers. Machine replaces man, end of story... “There…
Waterstechnology: Configurable Data Validation, PMS Integration Come to Advent’s New Exception Management Solution3 August 2018“Buy-side firms increasingly recognize data management as an opportunity and as a key pain point. Tools or processes that eases data workflows an…