Jim Thomas

Curriculum Vitae

Häusserstr. 44 , 81929 München  Tel:015123263095

Date of Birth: 25.11.1963

Resident :  Munich, Germany

Marital Status:  Married, 3 children (14, 19, 22)

Freelance Consultant, bilingual (English/German)

Professional Profile

  • Former derivatives trader and risk manager with international experience of electronic trading, portfolio and risk management across asset classes.
  • Product Specialist for Derivatives Trading Systems, leading the pre-sales, product management and solution implementation. Customer relationship building, goal definition and proof of concept, value proposition delivery and system demonstration. Collaborater with Sales, Product, Marketing, Legal and Professional Services to deliver on prospect needs.
  • 10 years freelancing as Business Analyst, Solution Expert and Projectmanager. Hands-on design and planning, delivery and support of change process in Capital Markets and Treasury trading departments.
  • Unique mix of trading, sales and implementation expertise, functional and technical.


2016 – 2018 Manager – Front to Back Capital Markets Consulting -Consult Unternehmensberatung AG, München

Business development, team lead, project manager

2007 – 2016  Freelance Trading and Capital Markets Consultant – Deltaxchange.de

See individual projects listed below.

2001 – 2007 Product specialist equity and derivatives trading and risk management – Sungard Front Arena, London and Stockholm

Business Support, Pre-sales, RFI response, solution demonstration and proof-of-concept work, Front Arena University certified trainer

1999 – 2001  Partner Aztech Capital, London

Derivatives trading strategies with options, futures and contracts for differences.

1998 – 1999 Lead Eurex Trader – Van der Moolen Trading, London

Team leader Marketmaking, Germany (EUREX and XETRA).

1995 – 1998 Senior Trader – Trinkaus & Burkhardt Privatbank, Düsseldorf

Prokurist (authorised signatory) – Senior marketmaker EUREX, XETRA and structured products (options, futures & warrants).

1994 – 1995 Senior Trader/Sales facilitation proprietary trader –  Union Bank of Switzerland, London

Director – Proprietary trading derivatives LIFFE, LTOM.

1993 – 1994 Senior Trader – QT-OPTEC (Actant), Zug, Switzerland

Marketmaker – automated electronic trading, HFT.

1989 – 1993 Senior Trader JV O’Connor Group/Swiss Bank Corporation, London and Frankfurt

Floor trader, optionen, futures and stocks on LIFFE, LTOM. Proprietary trading and risk management, Position keeping derivatives portfolio.

1987 – 1989 Trainee Trader – City of London Options, London/Chicago

Assistant to Chief Trader (Options trading and theory) LIFFE, LTOM. Qualification as options trader on LTOM and responsibility for UK stock options trading.

Freelance Projects:  

Raiffeisen Bank / Racon Software, Linz 3yrs

Countrywide treasury implementation of Front Arena – migration and integration of complete Treasury operations and Front Office from Finastra Kondor+.

Bayern LB, Munich 1yr

Front Arena support and development – IT competence centre. Equity, fixed income and lending derivatives.

DEKA Bank, Frankfurt 5 months

Release upgrade project, OTC- and exchange-traded equity and interest rate derivatives

NIBC Bank, The Hague, Holland (x2) 2yrs

Risk and profit/loss analysis functionality implementation for portfolio management and finance departments. Follow-up project to upgrade software release, test and deliver.

Hypovereinsbank/Unicredit, Munich 1yr

Data migration Murex:  Equity, fixed income and credit derivatives trading process documentation and regression testing, technical delivery of interface inventory and

planned architecture.

LBBW, Stuttgart (x2) 3yrs

Greenfield implementation of Front Arena for equity and derivatives trading and risk management and second project for the sytem upgrade and replacement of legacy systems

Hypo Real Estate, München 3mths

Multi-site Front Arena support and development. Pre-project time estimation, work package planning and design, Front Arena financial product implementation.


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