Our Team

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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 - Founder & CEO

Barry McCarthy

Founder & CEO

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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.

Richard Hayes - Chairman and Investor

Richard Hayes

Chairman and Investor

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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.

Robert Smith - Board Member & Investor

Robert Smith

Board Member & Investor

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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.

Ben Robinson - Board Member & Investor

Ben Robinson

Board Member & Investor

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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 2019.

Paul Cran - CFO & Company Secretary

Paul Cran

CFO & Company Secretary

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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 2018 as our CFO.

Paul Murphy - COO

Paul Murphy


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Paul Murphy is a Chartered Accountant with over twenty years’ experience of working in Financial Services including proprietary trading companies, wholesale banking and most recently as Finance Director of a regulated Electronic Money Institution providing SAAS solutions.

Paul is also a member of The Institute of Tax and holds a Master’s Degree in Management.

Rafael Maia - CTO

Rafael Maia


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As the CTO of Assure Hedge based in Coimbra, Rafael drives the development and project management of new products whilst leading the technology team. With over 10 years’ experience in leading development and technical project management for major companies such as Vodafone, Rafael brings a wealth of technical experience to the team.

Iain Duncan - Head of Trading

Iain Duncan

Head of Trading

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Iain joined Assure Hedge in August 2018 after 10 years as a Financial Markets Trader and is the Head of Trading based in our Dublin office. With a 1st Class Masters degree in Finance, 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.

Arsalan Haque - Head of Trading Product & Strategy

Arsalan Haque

Head of Trading Product & Strategy

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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.

Amy O'Prey - Financial Controller

Amy O'Prey

Financial Controller

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Amy O’Prey has a degree in Business Management from Queens University, Belfast and is a Chartered Accountant. Amy has worked in accounting and audit roles for over 7 years and has experience in various industries, her most recent role being an auditor within the Financial Services department of Grant Thornton Ireland where she specialised in banking audits.

Vincent McCarthy - Compliance Officer & MLRO

Vincent McCarthy

Compliance Officer & MLRO

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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.

Dermot Fitzgerald - Product Manager

Dermot Fitzgerald

Product Manager

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Dermot Fitzgerald has an extensive experience in launching and managing new products in financial services.  He joins from Caxton FX where he was Head of Product.  Prior to this he was Product Lead for the award-winning iOS platform at IG Group.  As a certified SCRUM Product Owner (CSPO) he has a passion for innovating customer experiences to drive business growth.

Tony Hutchinson - Settlements Manager

Tony Hutchinson

Settlements Manager

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Tony spent 9 years in Citibank and 13 years in corporate treasury spent in IBM, Davy Stockbrokers and Aptiv and is the Settlements Manager based in our Dublin office. With a diploma in Business Management, Tony has extensive experience in payment platforms, risk management and treasury operations.

Sabah Mahmood - Sales Manager

Sabah Mahmood

Sales Manager

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Sabah Mahmood holds a BSc in Economics and started on a sales desk for a global FX brokerage, moved on to the dealing desk and never looked back. She has also completed her CISI qualifications to increase her ability to present more complex hedging products as a corporate dealer.

Parth Parekh - Digital Product Marketing Strategist

Parth Parekh

Digital Product Marketing Strategist

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Parth holds a Bachelors degree in Telecommunication Engineering and a Masters degree in Marketing. He is passionate about brands and enjoys volunteering to help 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 International Digital Product Marketing Strategist.

Kevin Murray - EMEA Partnerships

Kevin Murray

EMEA Partnerships

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

Prateek Chauhan - Developer / Data Scientist

Prateek Chauhan

Developer / Data Scientist

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A Computer Science Engineer with several years’ experience working in the Financial Services, Manufacturing and Professional Services sector as a technology executive. Prateek holds a Master’s Degree in Data Science and Management from Griffith College Dublin. Based in our Dublin office, Prateek is a core member of our development team.

Robyn Ingram - Office Manager & KYC Officer

Robyn Ingram

Office Manager & KYC Officer

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Robyn has studied Business and Sales Management along with a post graduate diploma 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 & KYC Officer for our Dublin HQ to streamline administration tasks.

Paulo Duarte - Software Developer

Paulo Duarte

Software Developer

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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. Based in Coimbra, Paulo is a key member of the development team.

Tiago Roldao - Lead Front-end Developer

Tiago Roldao

Lead Front-end Developer

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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.

Manuel Nunes - Senior Software Engineer

Manuel Nunes

Senior Software Engineer

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Manuel joins us as a Senior Software Engineer and is based in our Coimbra office in Portugal. He graduated from Universidade de Coimbra and brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the team.

Rui Abreu - Software Developer

Rui Abreu

Software Developer

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Rui is a Software Developer with over 2 years of experience working in software development and quality assurance. Based in Coimbra, he holds a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Coimbra.

Carolina Castro - QA Engineer

Carolina Castro

QA Engineer

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Carolina Castro joins us as a Quality Assurance engineer. She has extensive experience in working for startups, large corporates and Government agencies. Carolina is SCRUM certified with a Bachelors degree in Systems Analysis and a post graduate degree in Project Management and is based in Dublin.