Alison Hollingshead

Chief of Staff, Trading Platform & Core Technology, Man Group

Alison Hollingshead is Chief of Staff, Trading Platform & Core Technology, a role she took up in March 2019. Alison helps manage a broad, 200-person department that is responsible for the delivery of the technology supporting the entire trading lifecycle from order management and execution, to settlement and regulatory reporting, as well as the infrastructure that underpins the whole firm.

Alison joined Man GLG in 2004 as a Trading Systems Technologist, before becoming an Equity Trader in 2006, specialising in algorithmic and program trading in European markets. In 2011, Alison became the Business Risk & Strategy Manager for Man GLG. In 2015, Alison was appointed Head of Investment Management Services at Man Group and, in this role, she ran a change management and business management team reporting into the Group COO and led the MiFID II implementation globally for the firm. In 2018, post the MiFID II delivery, Alison became Head of Transformation, leading a change management team across the front office technology landscape.

Alison holds a BSc in Mathematics with European Languages from University College London.

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