Robert Smith


About Robert Smith

Rob is an experienced, versatile, global professional occupying a unique niche in the Financial Technology space. He has a demonstrated track record of creating and managing diverse teams of varying sizes.

He is currently the CEO and founder of Applied Financial Technology Ltd. The company, based in

London, is a proprietary trading firm, aiming to redefine the concept of risk and risk management in financial markets through the innovative use of technology.

Prior to his current role, he led GETCO LLC’s Asia‐Pacific business, entering into all major markets in the region. These include Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, Australia, India, and Malaysia. He represented the firm to regulators, exchanges, clearing firms, and other stakeholders. He served as Chairman of the Board for GETCO Asia (Singapore), GETCO Hong Kong, and GETCO Australia.

Before his time in Singapore, Rob was the CTO for GETCO LLC. There he led the development of a world‐class, multi‐currency, multi‐asset class, globally distributed trading platform. He participated in all day‐to‐day and strategic management of the company as part of the four person executive committee.

Rob holds a Master of Science in Finance from Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems Engineering from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts.