Robert Montgomery - Head of Managed Trading Accounts
A highly experienced professional market participant across equity and commodity market asset classes, with finely tuned portfolio construction and risk management skills. Robert fuses today’s cutting edge trading technology with traditional day trading attributes consistently producing returns in line with clients’ portfolio asset mix and risk v reward ratios.
When not glued to his trading screens, and obsessing about risk and monitoring market action Robert enjoys Italian cuisine and listening to 1970’s soft rock.
A: Seagram Building, 375 Park Ave #2607, New York, NY 10152. USA
MEET OUR HEAD OF MANAGED TRADING ACCOUNTS
HOW DID YOU FIND OUT ABOUT CASDAQ TRADING?
I was basically head hunted by a leading financial services recruitment agency here in New York which is owned by the wife of a very close college friend.
WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO JOIN OUR TEAM?
To be perfectly frank with you, the remuneration package offered was excellent. Also, the opportunity to have full autonomy over all ETF day trading strategies I found highly appealing. Finally, as my wife is from Hong Kong the job offered me the opportunity to work between NYC and Hong Kong.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING HERE?
It’s a fast paced aggressive working environment with leading cutting edge trading technology. Plus my quants, software engineers and traders are all experts in their respective fields.
WE TALK ALOT ABOUT TEAMWORK AND COLLABORATION AT CASDAQ. WHERE DO YOU SEE THIS DEMONSTRATED IN YOUR CURRENT ROLE?
Its highly enjoyable sharing collective ideas, implementing combined knowledge and new trading strategies and employing that synergy to the advantage of both my company and our clients.
IF YOU WERE SPEAKING WITH A GRADUATE WHO WAS CONSIDERING STARTING THEIR CAREER AT CASDAQ, WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE THEM?
Sleep, eat and breathe these markets. Take nothing for granted and be prepared to learn something new every day. Also, forget about a social life throughout the working week.
WORK US THROUGH A TYPICAL DAY IN YOUR OFFICE
Firstly, morning team meeting at 8am to go over major market trends on the Asian markets, distribution, accumulation and volume trends etc. Monitor market action on the London, Paris, and Frankfurt Markets. Analyze pre-market professional market participation stateside and then open the trading book on the bell. Throughout the trading day run short and long positions all in line with market action.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT LIVING AND WORKING IN NEW YORK?
On personal level, Broadway and playing chess in Central Park on a Sunday morning, then going to Barney Greengrass for the best cream cheese and smoked salmon bagels on the Upper Westside.
On a professional level knowing I'm pitting my wits, expertise, knowledge and foresight up against the best traders this side of the Atlantic.