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Algorithmic Trading Governance & Controls
October 2023

Alexis Stenfors
Senior Lecturer at University of Portsmouth


Alexis Stenfors spent 15 years as a foreign exchange and interest rate derivatives trader at HSBC, Citi, Crédit Agricole and Merrill Lynch. In 2009, he found himself at the centre of a ‘mismarking’ scandal that resulted in a 5-year prohibition order by the FSA. Returning to academia the same year, he completed his doctoral thesis with the title ‘Determining the LIBOR: A Study of Power and Deception’ in 2013. His recent research on benchmark manipulation has been published in journals such as the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money and the Review of Political Economy. He is also the author of ‘Barometer of Fear: An Insider’s Account of Rogue Trading and the Greatest Banking Scandal in History’ (Zed Books, 2017). He is currently Senior Lecturer in Economics and Finance at the University of Portsmouth and working on research projects involving high-frequency and algorithmic trading, as well as market conventions and anti-competitive behaviour in OTC markets.

Agenda Sessions

  • Detecting cross-market manipulation