Chief Operating Officer of VAGM Group and companies.
Mr. Westwood, as COO and Head of Compliance, oversees the day-to-day running of VAGM, ensuring the business meets its regulatory obligations and drives the growth and development of the platform as it expands the product universe. He supervises the firm’s delivery of the robust and efficient global trading environment demanded by increasingly diverse participants. Working closely with the CTO, his experience in the global fixed income market ensures that the development of the trading methodologies facilitated by Solas 1 are driven by market and end-user requirements to deliver a leading technological solution to the global financial markets.
Mr.Phil Westwood brings extensive front office experience of over 20 years trading in the fixed income, foreign exchange and energy markets at investment banks, hedge funds and proprietary trading firms, 15 years of which concentrated on electronic and algorithmic trading, market making and risk management. In addition, Phil worked at the Financial Conduct Authority as a Lead Supervisor of the Trading Venues in the UK, and as acting Head of Compliance, utilizes his in-depth knowledge of the UK regulatory framework and the relationships built whilst working for the FCA.