As Liquid Holdings Group’s co-founder, vice chairman, and global head of strategy, Brian Ferdinand builds on a rich history of leadership in financial technology that includes having been one of the most successful proprietary traders on the planet as a managing partner at ECHOTrade LLC. Havng studied political science and government at the University of Kansas and advanced psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University, he began his career as a portfolio manager at New York’s Sharp Capital, LP.
From Sharp Capital, Mr. Ferdinand became a member of the team at ECHOtrade and subsequently helped shape the company into a model of innovation for proprietary, algorithmic trading strategies and next generation technology solutions. From 2003 through 2010, he grew ECHOtrade from one trader to more than 800 traders around the world, generating more than $100 million in profits in the process. By the end of his tenure with ECHO Trade, Mr. Ferdinand had positioned the firm as a powerful force in proprietary trading and earned recognition for its successful, high-frequency trading models.
In 2011, he co-founded Liquid Holdings and has since spearheaded the company’s IPO and its global growth strategy, offering institutional clients a sophisticated platform to manage risk, execute trades, and seamlessly access more than 100 liquidity destinations. Liquid Holdings’ Liquid Platform facilitates the trading process for hedge funds, proprietary traders, and family offices across the globe. To learn more about Mr. Ferdinand, Liquid Holdings, and the Liquid platform, please visit www.liquidholdings.com.