On 19 November, The TRADE will recognise trading's young, upcoming talent. Each day this week we'll be revealing our 40 under 40 group of Rising Stars.

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Over the summer, The TRADE has been gathering nominations to compile its first ever list of 40 individuals under the age of 40 that are most likely to enjoy notable career advancement in the coming years.

The list of 40 was drawn up following extensive market research with industry leaders on the sell-side and buy-side and verified with interviews with employers and individuals to evaluate their credentials.

To qualify for consideration, individuals had to be aged under 40 years of age as at 31 December 2015 and be working in a trading function at an asset manager, wealth manager, stockbroker, technology group, or life company.

Consideration was given to each individual’s day-to-day role in the business, career progression to date and involvement in industry initiatives.

Further credit was awarded for commendable extra-curricular activities such as examples of volunteer or mentoring work or for academic success in a professional examination scheme.

All those who made the list must be based in Europe, although they can trade assets globally After a lengthy judging process, our panel considered the following 40 people to be worthy of recognition. 

Name: Arjun Singh-Muchelle
Job title: Regulatory Affairs senior adviser  
Company: The Investment Association 

Over the past year, Arjun Singh-Muchelle has been leading the Investment Association’s work on bond market liquidity and transparency under MIFID. 

He has been instrumental in building a group of like-minded buy-siders to engage with regulators and enhance understanding of regulatory concerns from an asset management perspective. 

His role at Investment Association means he is involved with all capital market and dealing-related issues and has been a key player in high-profile regulatory discussions on the future of the corporate bond market, capital markets union, securitisation and market abuse. 

Despite only turning 30 this year, Singh-Muchelle has already racked up an impressive CV. 

He joined the Investment Association in September 2013 from the British Bankers’ Association where he had been head of EU Affairs for a little over two years at a time when the BBA was rarely out of the media spotlight. 

He has also spent time working at the European Commission as a policy analyst and has been an economist of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions of Canada. 

Singh-Muchelle has a clutch of academic qualifications including a PhD in International Political Economy from London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA in Global Political Economy from the University of York. 

Name: Jason Recordon
Job title: Fixed Income dealer 
Company: Henderson Global Investors 

Henderson Global Investors has seen assets under management grow steadily over the past two years, with inflows in the first three months of 2015 standing at an impressive £3.6 billion.  

The growth plan outlined by chief executive Andrew Formica has resulted in a busier trading desk for the dealers in the business and Recordon has been flagged as a key member of the team for his ‘can do’ attitude. 

Recordon works on Henderson’s fixed income team alongside three other dealers.  He joined Henderson in November 2002. 

He is a management graduate from Manchester Business School. 

Name: Jay Hockey
Job title: Equities Trader
Company: Schroders

Schroders’ equities trader Jay Hockey joined the equities team in March 2014 following the asset manager’s acquisition of Cazenove Capital Management in 2013.

Hockey had been with Cazenove since 2002, initially working on the Unit Trust dealing team.

Since then, he has worked in a variety of positions within the business, which has equipped him with a strong contacts book and a thorough understanding of how the efficiency of the trade affects the end investor.

Between 2003 and 2004 he worked on the Hedge Fund middle office team before joining colleagues in Private Client Implementation between 2004 and 2006.  He has worked as an equity dealer since 2006.

Name: Raymond Joesoef
Job title: Equities Trader
Company: Delta Lloyd Asset Management

Raymond Joesoef has been with Dutch asset manager Delta Lloyd since January 2011, working on the equities team.

A keen triathlete, Joesoef joined the company, having worked at ABN AMRO Mees Pierson for a year as a portfolio implementation manager.

He graduated from Hogeschool van Amsterdam in 2009 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics and has previously also worked at Rabobank Zaanstreek.

Name: Matthew McLoughlin
Job title: Global equity trader
Company: Legal & General Investment Management

Matthew McLoughlin joined Legal & General Investment Management a year ago after more than five and half years as a senior trader at RAB Capital.

German-speaker McLoughlin graduated the University of Surrey in 2004 with a BSc in Economics before joining AIG Global Investment Group as an assistant portfolio manager.  He passed his Investment Management Certificate while he was there. He has also previously worked at HM Treasury.