Thomson Reuters today announced that Ralf Roth has been named global head of Elektron Transactions and Strategy for the Enterprise Solutions business, reporting to Jon Robson, president of Enterprise Solutions.
Joining Thomson Reuters from Deutsche Bank, Ralf brings nearly 20 years of international experience focused on automated trading. At Deutsche Bank Ralf was responsible for all aspects of product innovation and delivery for algorithmic and high frequency trading, analytics, execution and order management as well as low latency infrastructure and compliance. Previously he served as Chief Infrastructure Officer for Global Prime Finance at the bank, managing the infrastructure to support their leading prime brokerage franchise.
“We are thrilled to welcome Ralf to Thomson Reuters,” said Robson. “He brings with him a wealth of industry experience and I am confident that this, coupled with his structured approach will help fuel the acceleration of Elektron. The Enterprise Solutions business continues to outperform our expectations and adding Ralf to the team reinforces our commitment to delivering industry leading solutions that provide strategic value for our customers.”
Ralf will initially focus on advancing Thomson Reuters Elektron Trading Solutions, bringing together best-in-class applications, data and infrastructure to support integrated trading systems targeted at specific customer requirements. This includes access to the most effective trading strategy infrastructure to support pre-trade price discovery, order and execution management, trading and risk management systems.
“I am delighted to join Thomson Reuters at this exciting time,” said Roth. “Enterprise Solutions has a strong performance track record, achieved through consistently delivering customer driven offerings. Elektron is strategically positioned to enable innovation for the industry and our customers – helping the industry to evolve and our customers achieve their goals. I am excited to be joining the team that makes this happen.”
Roth previously held senior positions with Deutsche Bank in London and Frankfurt. He earned a Masters degree in Computer Science, with a focus on Distributed Computing in Computer Algebra, from Universität des Saarlandes in Germany.