Matthew Ward

Matthew Ward

Chief Executive Officer

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Matt completed a degree in Economics at the University of Nottingham and then began a career in Finance that has spanned nearly 25 years.

Spending nearly a decade at Goldman Sachs in London where he gained experience of the derivatives market from back office, through to being instrumental in establishing the early days of electronic derivatives execution and then on to derivative sales for institutional real money and hedge fund client base. Matt then returned to his native Yorkshire and traded independently, continuing to do so for many years whilst also successfully investing his time and resource into several business ventures. Matt returned to the City to become a portfolio manager at a prominent global macro hedge fund where he managed substantial funds over a five-year term.

With significant finance, trading and management experience in growth environments for a range of companies, Matt carries the rounded leadership qualities and technical expertise to head the Aquarius Exchange management team.