Market Structure Matters.™

About Decimus Capital Markets, LLC

Decimus Capital Markets, LLC, founded by Haim Bodek, a leading expert in electronic trading and market structure, aims to take advantage of market structure shifts in the US equities space. Haim Bodek Consulting℠ provides expert consulting services and solutions for financial institutions operating in the algorithmic and systematic trading space.

Our experienced team provides full coverage across all functional areas of automated equities and equity options trading and market structure, including algorithmic execution, quantitative strategy, systematic trading, systems architecture, risk management, and compliance.

About Haim Bodek

  • Founded Trading Machines LLC, a high frequency options trading firm that executed upwards of a half percent of the US options market, using minimal risk capital during a period of heavy industry compression
  • Headed the Electronic Volatility Trading (EVT) business at UBS investment bank that captured a significant market share in the global options market making space
  • Instrumental in negotiating an exclusive seven year option order routing arrangement between UBS and Charles Schwab & Co. and designed and oversaw the implementation of its associated options order router
  • Comprehensive expertise in 25+ markets globally, including market structure, API details, special order types properties, as well as regulatory, compliance and membership obligations
  • Over a decade of experience with electronic market structural change, involving continual behinds-the-scenes dialogue with major exchanges and public advocacy to regulators
  • Executive sponsorship and technical oversight of four major electronic trading builds, each of which has captured significant market share in US equity options markets
  • Core competencies acquired as lead electronic trading strategist at Hull Trading, a world class option market making firm acquired by Goldman Sachs

Team Profile

Haim Bodek, Managing Principal

  • Trading Machines LLC, 2007 - 2011, Chief Executive Officer
  • UBS, 2003 - 2007, Managing Director, Joint Global Head of Electronic Volatility Trading
  • Sixfold Technologies, 2002- 2003, Chief Executive Officer
  • Hull Trading / Goldman Sachs, 1997 - 2002, Vice President, Financial Engineer / Electronic Trading Strategist
  • Magnify, 1996 - 1997, Senior Member of Technical Staff
  • University of Rochester, B.A. in Mathematics and Cognitive Science
  • Series 3, 4, 7, 24, 55, 63, 65

Mark Shaw, Lead Quantitative Strategist

  • Trading Machines LLC, 2007 - 2011, Lead Quantitative Strategist
  • UBS, 2005 - 2007, Director Electronic Volatility Trading
  • Hull Trading / Goldman Sachs, 1998 - 2004, Vice President, Financial Engineer / Volatility Strategist and Quantitative Programming
  • Magnify, 1997 - 1998, Principal Member of Technical Staff
  • Department of Physics, Purdue University, Research Associate/Project Associate
  • University of Rochester, Ph.D. in Physics
  • Johns Hopkins University, B.A. in Physics
  • Series 7, 63

Stanislav Dolgopolov, Regulatory Consultant

  • UCLA School of Law, 2012-2013, Assistant Adjunct Professor
  • Liniya Prava Law Firm / Legal Capital Partners, 2010-2012, Consultant
  • Dechert LLP, 2007-2009, Associate
  • University of Chicago, M.B.A. with concentrations in Analytic Finance, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management
  • University of Michigan, J.D.
  • Drake University, B.S.B.A. in Finance

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