Phil and his team drive data innovation within FENICS MD and the BGC Group. Phil’s early career began as an IDB before moving into banking to build and run a number of Sales, Trading and portfolio management teams. The volatility of 2007 and 2008 identified an opportunity for more advanced risk reduction, analytical and data mining techniques and Phil therefore left banking to design and co-found ReMATCH a service which was to quickly become one the leading global CDS market risk reduction, data and analytical platforms. Phil joined BGC in 2016 to focus on their predictive pricing and analytical technology. With the industry wide focus on MIFID II this remit was expanded and DataLab was conceived to capitalise on the opportunities regulation and the explosion of Big Data will present.