Neil Puri co-founded SRL Global in 2007 as a joint venture with Man Group Plc, as a specialist systematic high frequency trading and technology business and led the management buyout in mid-2009. Beginning his career as an Equities Market-Maker at Merrill Lynch, he was subsequently one of the founding members of the European propriety trading business and responsible for all Statistical and Quantitative trading in Europe. Neil has Trader Registration on all major Euro-Stock and Futures Exchanges and is a member of the Institute of Investment Management and Research. Neil studied at the University of Oxford and holds a First Class Honours degree in Mathematics, an MSc in Applied Statistics and an MBA in Finance.
Mike Leigh joined SRL in February 2008. He is an experienced Systems Administrator and Networking Engineer with over 10 years' experience across multiple disciplines. Mike has designed, deployed and maintained systems for various companies requiring 24x7 and 99.999% uptime levels. His experience with security and best practice stems from working with extremely high security and sensitive companies and organizations. He has experience of administering Windows and various Linux Servers platform and has configured and installed networks and routers for production environments including SAN, VMWare, RAS, and Firewall devices within Data Centres. He is also a very competent developer, primarily for administration, automation and reporting, and is able to bridge the divide between software developers and hardware providers to ascertain the perfect solution for internal projects.
Dr. Dafydd Daniel joined SRL Global as Chief Scientific Officer having worked at Man Group Plc., London as an investment committee member (peak assets under management of $18 billion) and head of their London fund of hedge funds research and portfolio/product management function. An experienced C++ programmer with substantial background in hedge funds and structured products, including capital requirement modelling, Dafydd is used to bridging business and technical communications. He read Physics at Oxford and also attained his doctorate there in magneto-transport in 1997 and after that he worked for a financial software house before joining Man in 2003 as a senior quantitative analyst.
Robert Deffley joined SRL in June 2009. Previously, he was Financial Controller at Man Global Strategies, a $19 billion fund of funds business unit at Man Investments where he was responsible for day to day operations. Whilst at Man, he successfully set up two hedge fund management joint ventures for the Group and had oversight responsibilities for further three joint ventures. Before joining Man Investments in 2007, he worked for seven years in the Investment and Insurance Management division at PriceWaterhouseCoopers where he managed a portfolio of international asset management clients for the Company.
Edward Nelson has worked with SRL Global since 2010 (moving accross from one of SRL's shareholders). He was previously Head of Manager Risk at Man Investments in London where he had responsibility for risk oversight of the firm's UK and US based fund investments. Edward began his career in 1995 as a consultant for OCCAM Financial Technology where he specialised in developing software for market risk modelling and portfolio construction. Edward studied at the University of Oxford. He holds a degree in Engineering Science and is a CFA Charterholder.