APB Directory | MarketAxess

1 Raffles Quay, #10-04 North Tower, Singapore 048583
Year founded: 2000
No. of employees: 800+

MarketAxess (Nasdaq: MKTX) operates a leading, institutional electronic trading platform delivering expanded liquidity opportunities, improved execution quality and significant cost savings across global fixed-income markets. A global network of over 2,000 firms, including the world’s leading asset managers and institutional broker-dealers, leverages MarketAxess’ patented trading technology to efficiently trade bonds. MarketAxess’ award-winning Open Trading™ marketplace is regarded as the preferred all-to-all trading solution in the global credit markets, creating a unique liquidity pool for a broad range of credit market participants. Drawing on its deep data and analytical resources, MarketAxess provides automated trading solutions, market data products and a range of pre- and post-trade services.

MarketAxess also offers a number of solutions for private banks and wealth managers, including a suite of trading and data solutions that help private banks and wealth managers to improve their execution quality, reduce their costs, and increase their transparency. Designed to help private banks and wealth managers to meet the specific needs of their high-net-worth clients, MarketAxess can help these firms to provide their clients with the best possible trading experience.

MarketAxess is headquartered in New York and has offices in London, Amsterdam, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, São Paulo, Hong Kong and Singapore.


Key contacts

Riad Chowdhury
Head of APAC

Erik Tham
Head of Product Management, Global Private Banking

Solutions provided

  • Trading: MarketAxess operates an electronic trading platform that allows private banks to trade fixed income securities with global market participants. This platform provides private banks with access to a deep pool of liquidity, which can help them to execute trades more efficiently and at better prices.
  • Market data: We offer a wide range of market data products, including real-time pricing, historical data, and analytics. This data can help private banks to make better investment decisions and to provide their clients with a more informed experience.
  • Axess IQ®: Axess IQ packages all the elements of the MarketAxess trading system into a simple, intuitive one-stop-shop designed specifically for private banks. By consolidating liquidity, efficiency, and data tools into a single platform, Axess IQ revolutionises the way private banks trade. Axess IQ manages and monitors open orders, aggregates liquidity & price data into a single view, and provides a unique platform for data driven trading.

Significant clients

  • BlackRock
  • State Street
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
  • UBS
  • UBS Asset Management
  • Citigroup
  • Citi Private Bank
  • Barclays
  • HSBC
  • HSBC Private Banking
  • Julius Baer
Erik Tham
Head of Product Management, Global Private Banking

Erik Tham is a senior executive and expert in financial markets, securities trading and electronic trading technology with over 20 years of industry experience. Erik started his career in 1999 as business consultant at Accenture, where he was involved in numerous projects related to securities exchanges and trading technology. Following this position, between 2006 and 2018, he covered various senior roles in fixed income e-trading at leading firms such as UBS Investment Bank and UBS Wealth Management in Zurich (Switzerland), including head of desk and market & technology expert.

In November 2018, Erik joined MarketAxess as Head of Private Banking Product with the objective to help trading desks at global private banks and wealth managers to combine highest execution performance with maximum efficiency.

Erik holds a master’s degree in Physics (M.Sc.) and is based in Zurich.

Riad Chowdhury
Head of APAC

Riad Chowdhury joined MarketAxess in September 2020 as the Head of Asia-Pacific. Riad leads the growth strategy for MarketAxess’ expanding Asia-Pacific business and is responsible for all business operations for MarketAxess in the region, including the active expansion of the firm’s relationships with regional and global institutional investors and dealers. Riad was previously Managing Director – Head of Global Execution Services for Asia at Standard Chartered Bank. Prior to Standard Chartered, he held senior roles at ANZ Banking Group and Deutsche Bank, coordinating new business development and revenue growth with both Asian and international clients. He is an experienced leader in the development and adoption of e-trading technologies, having spearheaded successful global initiatives across both rates and FX.

Riad holds a B.A. in Science and Business Administration from Concordia College in New York and a master’s degree in Business Administration from INSEAD in Singapore.