James Stedman


  • HFA New York Regional Director
  • HFA Latin America Regional Director


  • Head of Electronic Execution Sales, Americas | ADS, Barclays

James is responsible for Electronic Execution Sales on Listed Derivatives, Americas at Barclays Capital, focusing on institutional investors including Quant/Systematic Hedge Funds and the Asset Manager community.

James has more than 20 years of Listed Derivatives buy-side and sell-side experience in sales, trading and product development, previously working at Morgan Stanley where he oversaw the Systematic Hedge Fund Sales effort for the Listed Derivatives business in North and Latin America, based in New York.

In addition to his professional focus on providing best execution solutions, James’ personal interests include working with athletes, entrepreneurs and professionals on Mindset Development and High Performance Optimization. James is on the Board of Trustees for The Adult School of the Chathams, Madison and Florham Park and an active member of Home for Good Dog Rescue, both based in New Jersey.

James holds a Marketing Degree (IMM, South Africa) and a PhD (Magna Cum Laude) in Philosophy, with a major in Metaphysical Humanistic Sciences (IMHS, Florida).