We are experienced capital markets and financial technology professionals and we had a vision to deliver the future of trading.

The idea for LedgerEdge originated between our CEO David Nicol and Chairman David Rutter to address what the corporate bond market has been looking for – trading parties and data providers in a secure ecosystem where users can own their data, share their liquidity with intelligence, and engage with others directly, node-to-node. We have the track record you can trust.

Bob Bose

Bob Bose


Bob Bose is Chief Technical Officer at LedgerEdge and an independent e-trading consultant. Previously he was Head of Front Office IT at Santander Corporate and Global Banking, Head of Technology EU at Brokertec, Global Head of Fixed Income Electronic Trading Technology at Credit Suisse, Head of Technology at Tullett & Tokyo Forex.

He began his career as a real-time programmer in the defence sector and then moved into comms and real-time market data distribution development roles.

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David Nichol

David Nicol


David Nicol is the CEO and Co-Founder of LedgerEdge, the world’s first fully regulated, DLT-enabled trading platform for corporate bonds.

Previously, David led the digital asset program at R3, an enterprise blockchain software company. Before R3, David was a product manager in IBM’s Watson Commerce fintech business, and a management consultant.



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Ian Chicken

Ian Chicken


Ian Chicken is Chief Operating Officer at LedgerEdge, an independent financial consultant, as well as a board director of TFS-ICAP Limited, an FCA regulated firm and TFS-ICAP LLC.

Previously he was Business Transformation Director at NEX Group, and COO of BrokerTec. He was a Board Director of LIFFE, the Recognised Investment Exchange, and began his career in London for HSBC in a number of operations and systems coordination roles culminating in the Head of Fixed Income and Futures Operations.

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Tim Cook

Tim Cook

Head of Business Development

Tim Cook is Head of Business Development at LedgerEdge bringing to the team a deep background in sales and Fixed Income trading solutions.

He has held senior sales and business development positions at Reuters/Refinitiv Brokertec/NEX, HQLAx and more recently at LiquidityEdge where he was Head of EMEA & APAC Sales.

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Stephen Caplen


Stephen Caplen is CFO at LedgerEdge. Stephen is a chartered accountant with over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry.  He provides financial consultancy services to a number of fintech start-ups including Mosaic Smart Data, Novafori and Fundadminchain.

Stephen was previously CFO of EBS, and has held senior positions as COO of ENSO Financial Analytics, Deputy Group CFO of ICAP & Deputy Head of Finance of the London Stock Exchange.

David Rutter

David E. Rutter


David Rutter is the Founder of LedgerEdge, as well as CEO and Founder of R3, an enterprise software company that has empowered blockchain innovation through its flagship platform, Corda. David also founded, funded LiquidityEdge LLC., selling the business to to MarketAxess.

When David’s not creating the next evolution in FinTech, he’s a dedicated philanthropist, most notably a well-known member of Charity Water which gets clean water to those who need it most.

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LedgerEdge is the next generation ecosystem for trading corporate bonds – powered by secure, trusted, and cutting-edge technology. LedgerEdge gives you more control, better opportunities, and better execution.

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