Our Team

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Assure Hedge – Dublin Office

The Assure Hedge team is based across our three offices in Dublin, Ireland (HQ), London and in Coimbra, Portugal. With a wide array of experience in the team across Forex Markets, Technology and Marketing, the team is building groundbreaking technology that is revolutionising the currency hedging market through our core partnerships.


Barry McCarthy


Based ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | From ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

15 years as a successful financial markets trader: FX, Stocks, Commodities and Derivatives. Dublin, London, Gibraltar, Chicago and Singapore. Algorithmic trading systems designer. Additionally, Barry created the first Diploma in Financial Trading in Ireland. Barry is the founder and CEO of Assure Hedge.


Paul Cran


Based ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | From ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

Paul is a Chartered Accountant and was a director of a merchant bank in Dublin before taking up the role in 1993 as CFO and Deputy Chief Executive of the Maxol Group. He also served on the board of the Irish Management Institute. Since his retirement from the Maxol Group, he has acted as a corporate advisor to a small group of clients before joining Assure Hedge in May 2018 as our CFO.


Richard Hayes

Chairman & Investor

Based ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | From ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

Chairman of Global Shares PLC and The Prusik Asia Funds and a director of Findlay Park Funds PLC, Richard was formerly chairman of EFT Group Ltd, which was acquired by Koch Industries and formally the chairman of BHSL Ltd. He was the founder and CEO for seventeen years of IFG Group PLC until 2006.


Ben Robinson

Board Member & Investor

Based ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ | From ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Ben is co-founder of Aperture, a strategy and marketing consultancy helping banks and fintech companies launch and scale digital era business models. Before that, Ben worked at Temenos, the market-leading banking software company, where he was Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Strategy Officer. Ben joined the Assure Hedge Board of Directors in Q3 2019.


Robert Smith

Board Member & Investor

Based ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | From ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Robert Smith was the CTO of GETCO and managed a team of 70 technologists, building a multi-asset, globally distributed trading platform, enabling GETCO to become, at one point, the highest volume trading firm in the world. He was the former Head of Europe for Knight Capital Group.


Iain Duncan

Head of Trading

Based ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | From ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

Iain joined Assure Hedge in August 2018 after 10 years as a Financial Markets Trader and is the Head of Trading based from our Dublin office. Iain has extensive experience across all asset classes, risk management and trading operations. Iain was also a co-founder of Dublin proprietary trading firm Myriad Trading.


Prateek Chauhan

Developer / Data Scientist

Based ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | From ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

A Computer Science Engineer with several yearsโ€™ experience working in the Financial Services, Manufacturing and Professional Services sector as a technology executive. Prateek holds aย Masters in Data Scienceย and Management from Griffith College Dublin. Based in our Dublin office, Prateek is instrumental as our core Developer / Data Scientist.


Parth Parekh

Digital Product Marketing Strategist

Based ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | From ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

Parth holds a Bachelors degree in Telecommunication Engineering and a Masters degree in Marketing. He is passionate about brands and enjoys volunteering to help marketing in local NGOs and NPOs. Parth loves to work on new products and drives all things digital at Assure Hedge from the Dublin HQ. He joined us as an intern and now multi-tasks as a Digital Product Marketing Strategist.


Kevin Murray

Enterprise Account Manager

Based ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | From ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

Kevin was a co-founder and Commercial Director of Evopass. Kevin gained experience in Technology Consulting and Business Development with Deloitte and Clear Strategy Consulting and is responsible for the account management UK based customers. He holds a Bachelors degree in Management Science and Information Systems from Trinity College Dublin. 


Manuel Nunes

Senior Software Engineer

Arnaldo Moura

Senior Software Engineer

Based ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | From ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น

Based in our Coimbra development office in Portugal, Arnaldo is the Senior Software Engineer at Assure Hedge. Additionally, Arnaldo is the Co-Founder and Software Engineer at Grama based in the Nest Collective.


Paulo Duarte

Software Developer

Based ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | From ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น

With a Degree in Computer Engineering from the Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Coimbra, Paulo spent 4.5 years at WIT Software as software and senior software engineer before moving to Assure Hedge in Oct 2019. Based in the Portugal office, Paulo is a key member of the development team.


Rafael Maia


Based ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | From ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น

As the CTO at Assure Hedge based in our Portugal development office, Rafael drives the development and project management of new products we are building such as EZFX Broker and X-Hedge, whilst leading the technology team. With over 10 yearsโ€™ experience in leading development and technical project management for major companies such as Vodafone, Rafael brings a wealth of technical experience to the team. ย 


Tiago Roldao

Lead Front-end Developer

Based ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | From ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น

Tiago describes himself as an ever-curious designer and developer who enjoys a good challenge, a good project, and a good team. As the Lead Front-end Developer at Assure Hedge, Tiago explores user interaction, creating simple but engaging experiences online.


Vincent McCarthy

Head of Risk and Compliance MLRO

Based ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | From ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

Vincent has over 20 years Audit and Finance experience coupled with over 15 years as a Risk and Compliance professional in the digital start-up space. Having held many senior risk and compliance positions most recently at Barclays Digital, he is well versed in global regulatory compliance for the FX industry. Vincent holds the ICA International Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance.


Robyn Ingram

Office Manager

Based ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | From ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

Robyn has studied Business and Sales Management along with a post graduate in Photography. This gives her a wonderful insight in the business as well as creative aspects of our business to her work. She used to work as a Receptionist and moved on to Sales Consultant and is now joining us as the Office Manager for our Dublin HQ to streamline administration tasks.


Arsalan Haque

Head of Trading Product and Strategy

Based ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | From ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Arsalan Haque is a veteran of Financial Markets, bringing with him two decades of front-line FX Derivative experience. Having held Executive Director positions as Head of Trading at leading banks including UBS, HSBC and ING, his global know-how covers emerging and developed economies, with extensive exposure to regional FX markets spanning North America, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia.