MicroTrends founder and CEO - Algorithmic Trader & Quantitative Developer
MicroTrends founder and CEO Tom Leeson interest in trading started with Stocks in the 1980s and later commercially developed trading systems within the City of London’s trading institutions from 1995 onwards, including Automated & Discretionary Trading Systems Online trading platforms, algorithmic front desk systems & back office systems -some of the very first online stock trading systems, treasury trading systems with low latency for arbitrage, high frequency volatility trading, swing trading, day trading & position trading systems, end of day & intraday systems trading & consultancy. Privileged to have worked in the Financial sector and have worked on numerous enterprise level systems as a freelance contractor for banner names such Goldman & Sachs, Chase, Corp street – Global Link , CLS & Global Intra-bank Forex Trading systems -as well as traded in prop shops and trading arcades in London – held a positions in a Futures Hedge funds as head of algorithmic trading for ClearPoint Capital and still consults ongoing.
Tom broke free from an over regulated London corporate city life thanks to “SOX”, providing the ultimate freedom and most rewarding part of a career creating MicroTrends in 2006, trading and developing trading systems & technologies, preferring an easier pace focusing on a smaller but well capitalized, professionally oriented client base, CTAs, Hedge Funds- specialist area c# algorithmic trading systems, Futures & Forex, CFD, ETFs & Stocks trading. Trading experience from day trading scalping, day position trading and swing trading, futures fund of funds portfolio/asset trading -preference and lifestyle choice is swing trading and self innovated semi/fully automated algorithmic trading systems.