James Watson

Global Head of Sales @ TraditionDATA

James Watson is currently the Global Head of Sales for the Tradition Market Data group. With over 30 years’ experience in the financial Industry he has held senior roles across a wide range of companies most recently as CEO of ADS Securities in London.

Previously he was the Head of the EMEA FX Transactions business at Thomson Reuters, Head of the FXall European business, held sales management positions in electronic equity sales at both Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers. James likes to continually strive for positive change in all of his roles and his current project is aimed at changing the face of the financial market data business.

James sits on 2 boards and is an active advisor and mentor to young entrepreneurs in disruptive technology business’. James grew up in Australia and is married with 3 children and lives in Kent, England.