About me

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I am British, I grew up in Newcastle upon Tyne in northern England. I went to university at Imperial College in London and lived in the city for about 5 years.

Shortly after starting work I accepted an assignment in New York, where I currently live in Brooklyn with my wife Sara, a native of Seattle. Presently a lead a small team of developers working on Straight Through Processing for a major Asset Manager, which means I do a lot of work with standards like FpML, FIX and ISO 15022 (SWIFT) messaging.

When not working I enjoy cooking (including bread baking), cycling, swimming and science fiction. I do some programming in Cocoa and Java, pretty much all of which is available on this site as free or at least open source software. I speak, read and write a little Japanese (日本語).