Phone: +65-8585-1750

Address: 30 Holland Close, Singapore
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      <h2>Martin Andrews
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	This is just a quick personal resume.  I don't update it very frequently, so please <a href="/contact">contact me</a> if you want to find out more.
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          <h5>Martin Andrews</h5>
                      <div class="rmeta">Updated 18-Sep-2013</div>
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            Founder and CEO of PLATFORMedia, a technology innovation business based in New York City.  Dr Andrews 
            has a background in finance, and a doctorate in Artificial Intelligence 
            from Cambridge, UK.  
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            <span>Management</span> 
            <span>Technology</span>
            <span>Finance</span>
            <span>Innovation</span>
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          <h5>Britton Hill Capital</h5>
                      
          <div class="rmeta">June 2011 to date - Managing Director, New York</div>
                      
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            Created a partnership between <a href="http://www.BrittonHillCapital.com">Britton Hill Capital</a> and <a href="http://www.FurtherLane.com/">Further Lane</a> to develop a Corporate and Structured Product trading and investment banking business. 
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              <li>Brought together experienced sales, trading and investment banking professionals</li>
              <li>Actively engaged in developing Investment Banking business - primarily targeting new issuance of corporate debt by middle-market companies</li>
              <li>More developments in the wings...</li>
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          <h5>Fieldstone Capital Group</h5>
                      
          <div class="rmeta">August 2002 - March 2011 - Managing Director, New York</div>
                      
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            Created a partnership between <a href="http://www.PLATFORMedia.com/">PLATFORMedia LLC</a> and <a href="http://www.FieldstoneCapital.com/">Fieldstone Capital Group</a> to develop a secondary market CDO trading business.
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              <li>Created analytical tools to determine intrinsic value of CDO tranches</li>
              <li>Marketed Fieldstone's transaction capability to CDO debt buyers and sellers</li>
              <li>Performed numerous CDO valuations for Big-4 account firm audit group</li>
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          <h5>PLATFORMedia LLC</h5>
                      
          <div class="rmeta">April 1999 to date - CEO and Founder, New York</div>
                      
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          <P class=summary>Founded [PLATFORMedia LLC](http://www.PLATFORMedia.com/) to solve client problems through the creation of advanced technology. </P>
		  
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            <li>Identified need for technology to help deal with ‘information overload’ for businesses of every size
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            <li>Developed original and unique concept search technology, based on doctorate research   </li>
            <li>Oversaw development of a cost-effective peer-to-peer computing platform.</li>   
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            <li>Created and launched <A HREF="http://www.HYmarket.com/"><I>HYmarket.com</I></A> for high yield bond market professionals
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            <li>Identified need for service whilst working with the Schroder fixed income department</li>
            <li>Created technology to extract financial data from unstructured documents   </li>
            <li>Successfully raised Angel financing to build company.   </li>
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            <li>Retained by Schroders as a consultant to restructure their global Equity Derivatives trading system.</li>
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          <h5>Schroder &amp; Co. and Schroder Structured Investments</h5>
                      
          <div class="rmeta">June 1996 - March 1999 - Vice President, New York</div>
                      
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            Seconded to the US to join a new structured products subsidiary being created to expand the existing Schroder business into the US.  Role within newly formed team of 5 professionals : sole financial engineer.  
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              <li>Joint lead in the creation of the Schroder Global Credit Derivatives business
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              <li>Developed business plan, set up appropriate risk management procedures, and ensured that the business had the necessary internal management support, as well as client demand</li>   
              <li>Executed profitable deals with major institutional investors (average deal size : $40 million).</li>
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              <li>Created innovative financial products for clients that included two of the largest US insurance companies</li>
              <li>Completed several large, profitable transactions for Schroders, while meeting client needs.   </li>
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          <h5>J. Henry Schroder &amp; Co. Limited </h5>
                      
          <div class="rmeta">July 1994 - May 1996 Manager, London</div>
                      
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            Hired into the global structured products team with responsibility for creating and modelling financial products to solve client problems using equity, currency, and fixed income derivatives.  
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              <li>Created structured products for the diverse clients of 5 marketing professionals in Europe and the US   </li>
              <li>Developed risk evaluation and management software for UNIX and Windows platforms in ‘C’   </li>
              <li>The team advised and arranged in excess of $1bn of structured derivative transactions, and was Schroders’ most profitable business unit on a per-capita basis.   </li>
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          <h5>Cambridge Solutions Ltd</h5>
                      
          <div class="rmeta">May 1991 - Jan 1994 Director and Founder, Cambridge</div>
                      
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            Founded the company while studying for doctorate at Cambridge University, UK.
		    
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              <li>Built and resold PC computer hardware to students and University departments   </li>
              <li>Handled all aspects of business including sales, marketing and field support - building a profitable business from my university accommodation, and producing satisfactory profits   </li>
              <li>In addition, bought an insolvent company and subsequently resold the assets with a 200% mark-up.   </li>
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                      <div class="rmeta">Updated 18-Sep-2013</div>
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              <li>NASD Series 7, 24, 55, 63, 65(?), 79, 86/87, and 99 <SPAN CLASS=comment>(all current)</SPAN>, SFA General Representative <SPAN CLASS=comment>(1994).</SPAN>  </li>
              <li>London Business School Investment Management Programme - finance theory <SPAN CLASS=comment>(1994 - 1995). </SPAN> </li>
              <li>FRM - Global Association of Risk Managers <SPAN CLASS=comment>(1998)</SPAN></li>
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              <li>Ph.D., <I>"Strategy Learning in Financial Markets"</I>, Cambridge University, UK <SPAN CLASS=comment>(1990 - 1994)</SPAN><BR> 
            Thesis on the use of Artificial Intelligence in the context of stock market trading - using innovative Neural Network, Genetic Algorithm and Genetic Programming techniques.  </li>
              <li>BA, Mathematics, Cambridge University, UK <SPAN CLASS=comment>(1987 - 1990)</SPAN>.  </li>
              <li>Selected to represent England at the International Physics Olympiad <SPAN CLASS=comment>(1986 &amp; 1987)</SPAN>.  </li>
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            <span>English (fluent)</span> 
            <span>French (basic)</span>
            <span>Japanese (terrible)</span>
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              <li>Tai Chi</li>
              <li>Competitive Ballroom dancing</li>
              <li>Piano playing</li>
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