CHRIS ROLT

Managing Director

Prior to co-founding Avalon, Chris worked at Deutsche Bank for two years, covering hedge funds and banks on credit products across the spectrum. Prior to this, Chris worked at Credit Suisse for three years and at UBS for four years.

Chris has specialised knowledge of equity derivative markets, particularly volatility and delta one strategies.  He also has in-depth knowledge of interest rate option products.

JEAN-YVES AKNIN

Managing Director

Jean-Yves manages Avalon’s Cash Equity function. Prior to co-founding Avalon, he worked at Louis Capital Markets for six years in Cash Equity Sales, specialising in ratio trading, basket trading and program trading.

Jean-Yves also has specialised knowledge of equity derivative markets, particularly volatility, delta one  and equity financing strategies.

SIMON LANGFORD

Managing Director & COO

Simon manages the day to day functions of Avalon and has been with Avalon since 2012. Prior to joining Avalon, Simon worked at Cantor Fitzgerald for six years. From 2010 he held the position of Chief Operating Officer, Europe and Asia.

Simon is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.