Alasdair is the founder and CEO of Aquis Exchange PLC. The Company, which is listed on AIM, is a leading exchange services group. It operates pan-European MTF businesses (Aquis Exchange) in London and Paris covering top stocks from 15 European countries and also develops and licenses exchange software and services to third parties (Aquis Technologies). In March 2020, Aquis acquired the primary listings business NEX Exchanged and rebranded it Aquis Stock Exchange (AQSE).
Alasdair is the former CEO of Chi-X Europe and was responsible for growing the business into Europe's largest equities exchange and into profitability before its sale in late 2011. Prior to that, he spent 11 years heading up ITG's international business, pioneering the introduction of electronic trading and crossing into the European and Asian marketplaces. Alasdair began his 30 plus-year career in the City with Morgan Grenfell and has held senior positions at a number of investment banks including HSBC and UBS.