The tougher it gets, the more efficient your computer systems need to be. Unprecedented market conditions have simultaneously presented financial firms with their greatest challenges and opportunities. Cameron Edge aims to give firms ‘an edge’ over their competitors through superior IT.
John Cameron, Principal, Cameron Edge
John is one of the pioneers of electronic trading.
He was a member of the team (of 6) that wrote one of the world's first fully automated trading systems (SEATS) for the Australian Stock Exchange (replacing the trading floor). It went live in 1987 and ran continuously for almost 20 years (it was finally replaced in 2006).
He also led the team that wrote one of the world's first fully automated options trading systems (OATS) for ASX - which went live in 1989.
On the broker side, John wrote a pioneering market data distribution system (1991) which was used to distribute real time price data to virtually the entire broking community in Australia.
In Europe John worked on early straight through processing (STP) trading systems for brokers and a ground breaking real time bond and strip pricing system which became dominant in its space.
In 1997 John entered the world of FIX and over subsequent years saw his product CameronFIX become the world's number one FIX solution. He sold his company, Cameron Systems, to Orc Software in 2006, who now sell CameronFIX under their subsidiary, CameronTec. John stayed on at Orc as CTO for 3 years.
John joined the board of Iress in 2010.
In 2010 he was elected to the board of FIX by members of the international FIX community where he served until 2013.
In 2013 he founded FromTheProducer to support local food producers.
He is founder and a director of the Cameron Foundation which supports initiatives in the areas of health, education, human rights and disaster relief.
"The love of money as a possession - as distinguished from the love of money as a means to the enjoyments and realities of life - will be recognised for what it is, a somewhat disgusting morbidity, one of those semi-criminal, semi-pathological propensities which one hands over with a shudder to the specialists in mental disease." -- John Maynard Keynes
"The man who dies rich, dies disgraced." -- Andrew Carnegie