Institutional spokespeople

Our asset class experts and executive spokespeople are available for comments to the media.

Executive spokespeople

Saxo Markets' executive spokespeople represent key areas of the business and are available for comments to the media.


Matteo Cassina, Global Head of Sales, Products and Platforms

Matteo Cassina joined Saxo in 2014. Matteo has extensive senior experience in investment banking, specifically in electronic trading, having served as the Head of Prime Access SM for Goldman Sachs and Head of Total Trader for Merrill Lynch. Matteo later served as President of Citadel Execution Services, the broker dealer of the US Hedge Fund and one of the world’s largest market makers. As a former member of the Boerse Berlin Exchange Council and the Boerse Berlin Supervisory Board, Matteo brings extensive regulatory and market experience and high level access across the industry.


Jennifer Hansen, Head of Institutional Business

Jennifer is responsible for Institutional Lines of Business and Sales. Jennifer has over 20 years’ experience in financial services, specifically asset management. Prior to Saxo, she was Global Head of Product Management for the fixed income business of Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Jennifer also held a number of institutional sales roles at Credit Suisse Asset Management in New York, London and Zurich. Jennifer holds an MBA from INSEAD and a BA in Economics and Philosophy from Bucknell University, Pennsylvania.

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Alessandro Bressan, Global Head of Equity Products

Alessandro joined Saxo in 2014 and is responsible for Institutional Business in UK and Equity Products. Alesandro has more than 15 years’ experience in equity sales and trading. Prior to Saxo, Alessandro was a Global Head of dbIntegrate Sales at Deutsche Bank, worked at Morgan Stanley where he worked on the equities electronic trading desk, covering clients trading equities, futures and options, as well as swaps; latterly, he also held a cross-divisional role in prime brokerage sales and electronic trading, leveraging the synergies of the two businesses to provide an integrated service to hedge funds.


Neil Browning, Head of FX Sales

Neil joined Saxo in 2002 and is responsible for Institutional Sales, specifically Saxo’s FX capabilities. Neil has experience in all aspects of Saxo’s platforms and product offerings, including analyzing needs and delivering solutions to Saxo Bank’s varied institutional target market, White Label clients, Introducing Brokers and API clients. Neil has more than 15 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Prior to Saxo, Neil has focused on sales and account management in Italy, Switzerland and Luxembourg. Neil holds a BA Honours degree in foreign languages.


Patrice Henault, Head of Futures & Listed Options Sales

Patrice joined Saxo in 2011 and is responsible for Saxo’s Futures and Listed Options growth and development. Patrice has over 25 years’ experience with Futures and Listed Options, and has worked with various top brokers in Paris and London. Prior to Saxo, Patrice joined the Eurostoxx 50 Options desk of Cantor Fitzgerald in London before being in charge of the equity cash and derivatives desk at Cantor Fitzgerald Scandinavia. He also set up the Eurostoxx 50 options desk for Aurel BGC in Paris and has been head of the futures and listed options desk at Natexis Capital. Patrice has a Master in International Finance form ESLSCA Paris.


Simon Fasdal, Head of Fixed Income Trading

Simon joined Saxo in 2011 and is responsible for Fixed Income Products. Simon has more than 18 years experience from financial markets, especially fixed income trading and sales, focusing on the synergies between financial products. Prior to Saxo, he was head of bond trading at Nykredit. Simon have also held positions within FX, treasury, money markets and asset management, developing multi role and multi product market teams. Simon holds a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Finance) from Copenhagen Business School, and hold diploma courses in advanced trading strategies and international financial management and hedging.

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