Capital market research and advisory firm Woodbine Associates has appointed Sean Owens as its new director of fixed income and derivatives. Owens who has over a decade of derivatives trading experience in the fixed income and currency markets, will focus on analysis of strategic, business, regulatory, market structure and technology issues in the global fixed income and derivatives markets. He will also lead consulting engagements for firms impacted by such issues.
“Joining Woodbine Associates gives me the opportunity to leverage my experience in macro fixed income and OTC derivatives issues to help firms realise their goals during this period of unprecedented change in the financial markets,” said Owens.
Owens is a former vice president at investment firm Gen Re Securities; he has also consulted with a range of businesses on strategic and tactical issues central to performance in their market segments.
Woodbine Associates principal, Matthew Samelson added, “Sean's background and skills will help us strengthen our offerings in fixed income and derivatives, so we're excited to welcome him aboard. Also, his experience as a trader in these areas will be invaluable as we prepare our upcoming report on execution management systems.”