Eden started his City career in 1987, trading on the Eurobond desk at Bank of America. Prior to joining Wombat he worked with BearingPoint, before which, he spent over 13 years at Reuters culminating in the role of Global Business Director.
In 2006, Wombat also appointed Stephen Morrow as delivery manager, working from its engineering hub in Belfast to specifically serve the firmâs growing European customer base. Morrow has 10 years experience managing the delivery of complex enterprise solutions to blue chip companies throughout Europe, North America and Asia Pac.
These newly created roles are in response to Wombatâs continued organic growth in Europe. They follow the rapid extension of the companyâs product suite which continues to offer customers the greatest choice of connectivity to the European markets.
Wombat currently provides its clients with connectivity to London Stock Exchange, the SWX Swiss Exchange, Virt-x, Euronext, Deutsche BÃ¶rse and Milan Stock Exchange and has a further dozen in the pipeline including Euronextâs EMDS and LiffeConnect, Deutsche BÃ¶rseâs CEF Alpha, and the Helsinki, Madrid and Stockholm exchanges.
âThe market data delivery race has now reached a crucial turning point, particularly as market data volumes in Europe are showing signs of mirroring growth rates experienced by our US customer base,â said Moore. âOther external market forces, such as MiFID, are also forcing firms to reevaluate their market data systems to ensure regulatory compliance and seek greater performance for enduring competitive edge. This suggests even greater demand going forward for Wombatâs low latency, high throughput market data solutions.â
Wombat currently counts five of the worldâs top ten investment banks and hedge funds as customers in Europe and eight globally. European customers span both the UK and the continent, including brokerages, hedge funds, and electronic marketplaces.
Now itâs time, according to Moore, âfor Wombat to harness this momentum, gain greater penetration across Europe and cement our place as the global leader in market data connectivity.â