Philip Allison, Chief Executive Officer of KCG Europe Limited, leads the operations and strategic direction for KCG’s agency-execution and market-making businesses in the region.
Phil joined KCG in 2014 after a 17-year career at UBS, most recently as Global Head of Cash Equities and EMEA Head of Equities, responsible for operations across more than 30 countries.
He started at UBS in 1997 trading derivatives and index arbitrage strategies in the UK and, later, ETFs in the U.S. In 2002, Phil became responsible for global statistical proprietary trading and client algorithmic trading in Europe. Phil expanded his responsibilities in 2006 to include automated market making and statistical model development for global cash equities. UBS appointed him the Head of European Client Trading and Execution in 2008, responsible for cash, sales, portfolio and electronic trading in the region. In 2010 he became Global Head of Cash Equities, and additionally in March 2012, EMEA Head of Equities, serving on the boards of UBS Ltd and the Association for Financial Markets in Europe.
Phil has a degree in mathematics from Cambridge University.