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David Easthope

SVP, Celent Securities & Investment Group

David Easthope is the Senior Vice President of Celent's Securities & Investments practice. His expertise lies in electronic trading, market venues, and market structure.

David's research focuses on themes of strategic importance in the capital markets sector, including the evolution of market structure, the development of advanced and algorithmic trading, and innovations in both software and services. His recent consulting work involves advising clients on developing advanced trading platforms and new market venues. He has also advised strategic and private equity investors on innovation and trends to help them make more informed investment decisions in the capital markets arena.

David has been widely referenced in the press, including Bloomberg, Financial Times, and CNBC.

Before re-joining Celent, David was a director of strategy at Charles Schwab. Prior to this role, he held positions at Celent as an analyst and at brokerage firm Detwiler Fenton as a business strategist. He has also held equity research roles at Raymond James & Associates and Friedman, Billings, Ramsey covering companies in the financial technology industry. 

David received his BA and MBA from Vanderbilt University.  He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the CFA Society of San Francisco.

Latest from David Easthope

Digital Transformation of IT Infrastructure Investment and wholesale-oriented banks are transitioning their IT infrastructure to a new architecture based on a new vision: digital. To see where banks are going in the future, we should first look at the past. Fortunately, we can see the past easily. As the Hubble telescope shows us a universe already gone, by peering...