Phil DeFrancesco is Global Head of Trading Desktop. He concentrates on the workflow and strategic growth of the cross-asset capabilities within Eikon.
Phil joined us from Millennium Partners, a hedge fund where he was the Head of Trading for more than 10 years. After spending the first two years at Millennium Partners as the Head of European Trading, Phil moved to the NY desk where he managed one of the largest buy-side desks on the street.
Millennium is a multi-asset, multi-strategy hedge fund that stayed ahead of its peers through the use of innovative technology, which was the cornerstone of its trading desks. Before joining Millennium, Phil had a brief one-year stint at Zurich Scudder as an European Trader, and more than four years at Merrill Lynch on the International Institutional Sales Trading desk.
Phil has his MBA in Finance from Binghamton University and sits on the Wall Street Fundraising Committee for St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He enjoys reading books and coaching/playing baseball.