Raymond has long experience in the exchange industry and has particular expertise in fixed income markets. He founded and managed a successful international fixed income trading venue and has advised central banks, stock exchanges and regulators in Europe and Africa on the implementation of fixed income market places.
Raymond is a hands-on, pragmatic consultant with direct personal experience of setting up markets, devising their ownership and regulatory structure, specifying their technology and developing them as businesses.
Before joining Bourse Consult Raymond was the founder and Chief Executive of Senaf SA an international electronic trading platform for sovereign debt, Eurobonds, T-Bills, Repos, and swaps with a pan-European participant base. He devised the technical, regulatory, and marketing plans of the new company, secured the funding for the launch and successfully built daily trading volume to €4bn and the shareholder base to 70 Spanish banks. Senaf was subsequently merged with the Spanish stock exchange operator Bolsas y Mercados Financieros (BME). Raymond took on a strategy role for BME and was involved in the planning of its successful IPO.
Prior to Senaf he was the Managing Director of an electronic vendor of financial information, which was expanded considerably before being sold to a global group, and worked in the commodities trading and brokerage businesses. He has considerable experience of working in China.
Raymond was educated at the Institut d’ Etudes Politiques in Paris and speaks fluent Spanish, French and English.