Accelerated trends in Electronc Trading
Fireside Chat with Tradeweb CEO Lee Olesky
Overview: Join us for an engaging virtual panel event on the trends shaping electronic trading
sponsored by Tradeweb. This session will feature Tradeweb CEO Lee Olesky, and will focus on the
trends that took place in the fixed income marketplace and more broadly over the past year, as well as
what’s in store for our markets as we head into the new year.
Lee Olesky is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tradeweb Markets and serves on the
company’s board of directors. Olesky co-founded Tradeweb in 1996, and since then has been a central
figure in the evolution of electronic trading globally. From its start trading U.S. treasuries in the early days
of the Internet, Tradeweb has grown to become a leading, global operator of electronic marketplaces for
rates, credit, equities and money markets. Olesky has been at the forefront of the trend towards electronic
execution and digital processing, using machine learning and a range of other advanced technologies to
promote smarter trading decisions, more efficient risk transfer, and robust compliance processes for
approximately 2,500 Tradeweb clients in more than 65 countries. In all, Olesky has led Tradeweb from an
early-stage startup with $8 million in financing to becoming one of the most successful IPOs of 2019,
surpassing $10 billion in market capitalization during its first year of listing.
Prior to Tradeweb, Olesky served as Chief Operating Officer for the Fixed Income Americas division at
Credit Suisse First Boston. He co-founded Tradeweb in 1996, assembled a consortium of investors, and
served as the first chairman of the board of directors. Following that, he started BrokerTec in 1999 and
relocated to London where he served as the founding CEO prior to the sale to ICAP. Olesky rejoined
Tradeweb as President in 2002.
Olesky is a member of the SEC’s Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee (FIMSAC) and the
CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee (TAC). He serves on the board of trustees of Mount Sinai Health
System in New York City and the board of Credit Benchmark, a provider of consensus credit risk
analytics. Olesky is a member of the International Advisory Board of British American Business and a
member of the Leadership Council of Habitat for Humanity New York City.
Olesky earned a bachelor of arts in history from Tulane University and a juris doctorate from George
Washington University. He has lectured at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the
Stanford Graduate School of Business, Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge, and Haas
School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.