Leadership

Passionate about using innovation to challenge inefficiencies and inequalities across financial markets

  • Tim Dier

    Founder

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    Motivated by improving outcomes for investors, Tim founded OptimX to help investment managers reduce their transaction costs and strengthen their competitive advantage. As a champion of fairness and transparency in financial markets, Tim fuses extensive experience with innovative data analytics to help deliver high-performance execution.

    Before creating OptimX, Tim spent 15 years at Morgan Stanley, where he ran Foreign Exchange and Emerging Markets for its international prime brokerage franchise. Prior to this, Tim worked as a deputy COO on the buy side at a Barclays Bank backed global macro fund.

    Tim is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, having trained at PwC.

  • Richard Class

    Senior Advisor

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    Richard brings thirty years of financial market experience to OptimX.  He is an independent director of an Investment Trust.  Prior to that, Richard was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, where he was a portfolio manager and head of MSIM Fixed Income EMEA business development.

    Before Morgan Stanley, Richard held several roles including head of cross-currency swaps and long-dated FX at Rabobank, and a Board Director of a financial services training company, BG Consulting Group.

    Richard holds a BA in Mathematics from St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, and was a front bench speaker at the Oxford Union.

  • Anthony Fletcher

    Consultant

    Anthony is a Non-Executive Director to a FTSE 100 corporate pension fund and retained Independent Investment Adviser to a number of Local Government Pension Schemes. He advises pension funds with a total AUM of £36 billion.

    Anthony has over 29 years’ experience as a fixed income investor and portfolio manager, including at Deutsche and Aberdeen Asset Management, where he was responsible for investment strategy and tactical asset allocation for fixed income and multi-asset clients.

    As well as working with OptimX, Anthony leads pension fund manager selection processes for global green infrastructure and multi-asset investment solutions for MJ Hudson. Anthony is FCA registered CF30 – Investment Advice.