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Management

 

Eldon Kerr--Director

Eldon co-founded Starmark in 1998. He previously worked as a floor trader for Banque D’Escompte/CRT (NationsBank joint venture) and as a Local on the Paris Bourse (Matif) trading French Government Bond Futures. Eldon has over 30 years of trading experience both open outcry and electronic.  His experience covers running a proprietary trading firm, an investment management firm and a technology company.  He currently focuses on monitoring Appointed Representatives and FCA Certified trader activity, advising on Managed Account or Fund setup and associated regulatory considerations.

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Allan Kerr--Director​

Allan joined Starmark in 2002. Previously he spent over 40 years in the financial services industry in London, New York and Chicago. His experience with Bankers Trust Company, Chicago Research and Trading and Nations Bank/Bank of America covered corporate finance, investment banking and capital markets activities. Most recently he was a managing director in the structured capital markets group of Bank of America in London. Allan works with Eldon on the management of the business and focusses on the governance, legal, accounting and regulatory compliance aspects at Starmark.

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Bernard Magny--IT Manager

Bernard joined Starmark in 2001 as IT Manager. Previously Bernard worked as a Communication Officer with the Royal Canadian Navy and a Network Administrator with Ecco Software Ltd. Bernard oversees all aspects of technology required by Starmark, including the development, through Starmark Technologies, of sophisticated information systems to support regulatory compliance etc. Responsibilities include trade activity reporting for EMIR and MIFID. He is also Starmark’s Data Protection Officer, listed with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Richard Brown--Compliance Manager
 
Richard has over 30 years experience as a trader of financial markets and a manager of medium to large proprietary trading firms (supported by 3 years within a public accounting firm and 1 year in FinTech). He began his trading career as a local on the Open Outcry LIFFE exchange in 1991 then moved to trading on screen when the Floor closed. He has traded in and managed small prop groups and was Commercial Director  of one of the largest Arcades in London, Schneider Trading Associates, prior to its sale to Marex. This background has provided him with valuable insights to both sides of the business of trading. During his career, he has developed a strong analytical perspective when looking at complex trading situations, together with the necessary interpersonal skills to communicate his findings to all levels of management, as well as to traders and stakeholders.


 
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Vincent Mercer--General Counsel (Consultant and Board Advisor)

Vincent is an ex-partner of City law firm Charles Russell Speechlys. Vincent has specialised in advising on the regulation of financial services in the UK since the establishment of current regulatory structure in 1986. Vincent works closely with the Starmark Board, advising on all financial services regulatory matters and FCA compliant documentation. He is recognised as an expert in the field of UK regulation.


 
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