General Manager & Chief Product Officer, Marketnode
Rehan Ahmed is General Manager and founding team member at Marketnode, an SGX Group and Temasek backed digital markets infrastructure operator. Within this role, he focuses on product development and the tokenisation of traditional financial assets including fixed income, funds and structured products. As Head of Fixed Income Products and Digital Assets at SGX Group, Rehan oversaw the launch of a digital bond issuance platform that culminated in the Marketnode partnership.
Rehan began his career at Bear Stearns (London) fixed income trading desk in 2005 and subsequently held positions within credit structuring and trading (UBS AG, London) and portfolio management at CDC Group UK (now British International Investment), a UK development finance institution.
He has been based in Asia since 2010, where he joined Bloomberg L.P.’s FICC trading team and oversaw a number of regional market trading initiatives such as the launch of Pakistan’s first online debt auction system and Sri Lanka’s interdealer debt trading platform. He joined SGX Group from IDFC Securities (Singapore) where he was responsible for overseeing India access products for global investors.
Rehan was involved in the launch of new platforms including SGX Group’s institutional bond trading platform (2016) and led its General Counterparty service (2018) rollout before focusing on digital assets. He was one of key SGX Group representatives on industry bodies such as ICMA, FIX Trading Community and Singapore National Markets Practice Group (NMPG).
Rehan attended Ecole Sciences-Po (Paris) before attaining his Bachelor of Arts from Concordia University and subsequently a Masters in Science from the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE).