Lynton Jones is chairman emeritus of Bourse Consult, the exchange-focused consultancy that he founded in 2002. The group comprises a number of senior and highly experienced consultants who have an extensive background in the trading, clearing, settlement and regulatory aspects of cash, derivative, bond and oil exchanges.
Since the group’s foundation in 2002, Lynton has worked on a number of high level projects, including the creation of the Dubai International Financial Exchange (the DIFX) of which he was the founding chairman and subsequently a non-executive director. He has also co-authored several of Bourse Consult’s highly regarded research papers, including “The Future of Clearing and Settlement in Europe”, published in December 2005, and “The Competitive Impact of London’s Financial Market Infrastructure”, published in April 2007. He also personally authored the paper entitled “Current Issues Affecting the OTC Derivatives Market and its Importance to London” published in April 2009.
Lynton has an extensive background as a chief executive of several exchanges in London, including the International Petroleum Exchange, the OM London Exchange and Nasdaq International (whose operations he set up in Europe in the late 1980s). He also ran public affairs for the London Stock Exchange at the time of Big Bang. In the late 1990s he spent several years as a board member of London’s Futures and Options Association and of the London Clearing House before becoming chairman of Jiway, the Morgan Stanley/OM joint venture in 2000. He spent the first 15 years of his career in the British Diplomatic Service where he became private secretary to a minister of state and concluded this stage of his career with responsibility for promoting financial services at the British Embassy in Paris.
He is an advisor to the City of London Corporation, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments, and a Freeman of the City of London. He also serves on the boards of several companies and is a former Trustee of the Horniman Museum.
He studied at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, where he took a first class honours in International Politics, and is now chairman of the university’s Development Advisory Board.