Michael Chin is Managing Director, Co-Head of Trading at Refinitiv, where, together with Neill Penny, he is responsible for the global trading business across all asset classes, including FX, rates, credits, equities and other exchange-traded instruments. Prior to this role, Michael was Managing Director, Global Head of Equities.
Michael has defined his 26-year career in financial trading and capital markets as an entrepreneur and visionary in the financial technology sector. As CEO & president of two successful financial technology startups, Michael has a proven track record as an innovative change agent, harnessing technology and best practices to solve complex business problems with optimal investment and maximization of returns.
He is recognized in the industry for creating “best-of-breed” customer solutions, which incorporate his extensive background as a financial markets trader, salesperson and technologist.
Prior to Thomson Reuters, Michael spent three years as president and CEO of Mantara, Inc., spearheading critical initiatives to successfully transform Mantara into the foremost leader in developing ultra-low latency trading solutions for the buy- and sell-side communities.
Before working at Mantara, he spent nine years in executive roles at TradingScreen, Inc., most recently serving as president and global head of sales and a member of the board of directors. It was under Michael’s management and strategic initiatives that saw TradingScreen become the global leader in execution management systems across equities, derivatives, fixed income and foreign exchange.
Earlier, Michael spent 13 years at JP Morgan and served as head of JP Morgan Investment Management’s Fixed Income Trading Group. During his tenure at JP Morgan, he held a series of regional and global trading and management positions, operating from New York, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Michael graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 1988 with a degree in Information Decision Systems.