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Signed, Sealed, Delivered


Adrian Patten
Co-Founder & Chairman

Adrian Patten is an FX expert and entrepreneur, having founded institutional spot FX brokerage Mako FX and served as CEO from its launch until its sale in 2014.
Prior to this, Adrian was chief spot dealer at First National Bank of Chicago and has previously held the position of senior FX dealer at Deutsche Bank, UBS, Hill Samuel and Morgan Grenfell.
As Co-Founder & Chairman of Cobalt, Adrian is involved in all areas of the company. The overarching business strategy and governance of the company with a focus on legal work, investment fundraising and product development.

Andy Coyne
Co-Founder & CEO

A pioneer within the global FX markets, Andy Coyne has been at the forefront of FX technological innovation for over two decades. During this time, he envisaged and created a new breed of pre- and post-trade technology for FX prime brokerage, which became the adopted industry standard.
Prior to co-founding Cobalt, Andy was CEO of Traiana and was responsible for the strategic direction and governance of the company. He previously headed up the FX prime brokerage departments at both Citi and Deutsche Bank, leading both teams to the number one position by clients and volume.
Andy is Co-Founder and CEO of Cobalt, he is responsible for all areas of the company with a focus on strategy, governance, technical design, sales, product innovation and specifications.

Darren Coote
Managing Director

Darren Coote is an industry veteran with over 25 years’ experience in FX. He has held a number of high profile roles running the global FX trading and e-FX businesses at Lloyds and UBS.
He has also served on a number of FX boards and committees including the Bank of England’s FX Joint Standing Committee and EBS’s executive board prior to the company’s sale to ICAP in 2006.


Giles Metcalfe
Head of Business Management

Giles Metcalfe is experienced in both asset management and entrepreneurialism, and joined Cobalt as their Business Manager. Giles previously worked in Investment Sales at Legal & General Investment Management, where prior he was an Investment Communications Executive. Early on in his career Giles was the Co-Founder and Director of a successful and profitable leisure company that he sold before starting University.
Giles graduated from Leeds University with a BA (Hons) in European Politics and holds CFA UK Level 4 Investment Management Certificate.


Jon Light
Head of Product

Jon Light is the Head of Product at Cobalt and will oversee the development of Cobalt DL’s foreign exchange post-trade solution. Jon brings a wealth of deep understanding of post-trade FX technology from his previous role as Director, FX Product Management at Markit. Prior to Markit Jon worked at CFH Clearing where he was Head of Trading Solutions. Jon started his financial services career at  Marex Spectron where he was the FX Solutions Manager.
Jon Light graduated from Loughborough University with a BSc (Hons) in Computing and Management.


Steve Nelson
Head of Solution Delivery and Support

Steve Nelson is Head of Solution Delivery and Support at Cobalt, responsible for the implementation and support of Cobalt’s FX post-trade distributed ledger technology. Steve joined Cobalt in May 2017 from Fixnetix, having held the position of Trading Support Team Lead since 2015, progressing following a two-year role within Trading Support. Prior to Fixnetix, Steve held FIX Connectivity Engineering roles at Deutche Bank AG and Fidessa.


Anoushka Rayner
Global Head of Sales and Business Development

Anoushka Rayner has over 20 years of experience in the FX industry. She has held a number of high-profile roles, most recently as business manager and global FX sales specialist at Traiana.
Prior to this she worked as sales director at smartTrade Technologies and as global head of FX option sales at FXCMPro, the institutional arm of Forex Capital Markets.

Dr Marcus Perrett
Strategic Advisor

Dr Marcus Perrett is a world-renowned financial technology expert, specifically focused on trading systems within capital markets. He holds several patents within the financial technology area, including the first application of cache-coherent FPGA/CPU targeted for multi-asset ultra-low latency trading.
Marcus is currently Global Head of LSET (Latency Sensitive Electronic Trading) Development at Instinet and was previously CTO at Cobalt, where he was responsible for the technology stack, driving innovation and expanding the product portfolio. Prior to Cobalt, Marcus was CTO at Fixnetix. Marcus has also held senior engineering management, C++ and FPGA developer roles in a large Japanese multinational.

Henry Ritchotte
Strategic Advisor

Henry Ritchotte is the founder of RitMir Ventures, a principal investment firm focused on investing in products and services transforming finance through disruptive regulatory and technology driven business models.
Prior to RitMir Ventures, Henry spent over two decades at Deutsche Bank where he held a number of roles including Chief Operating Officer and member of the Management Board and Group Executive Committee. As Chief Operating Officer, he was responsible over various periods for Group Strategy, Technology, Operations, Corporate Services, Corporate Security, Business Continuity, Information Security and the Bank’s global digital transformation agenda.
Henry holds a degree in History from Haverford College, Pennsylvania, magna cum laude. He has a Masters degree in East Asian Studies and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
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