Steven has over 30 years’ experience of working within and around financial markets. For nearly 25 of those years Steven worked as a trader at some of the financial markets leading investment banking firms. Since then he has worked as a performance coach and consultant, helping people and teams to improve their risk performance and behaviours as traders and portfolio managers.
Steven’s approach revolves around helping people and teams become more self-aware of their behaviours and how these impact their decisions and actions within financial markets. His belief is that by raising awareness within people and teams of their blind-spots, learning gaps, and unconscious biases, you can start to help them transform and improve their performance and behaviours. Steven then works with them through the change and transformational process using powerful methods to support and facilitate change, and to help them achieve a higher more productive level of performance. Steven’s work in this area has helped produce significant improvements in performance and behaviours amongst individuals and teams involved in financial market risk activities.
His work involving trader risk personality has attracted a lot of interest from clients keen to understand what is driving and motivation their people’s decisions and actions in financial markets. Further to this he is now working with firms helping them to respond to challenges posed by ‘Conduct Risk’ regulation, and has developed innovative approaches to improving risk culture within the front-office areas of financial market businesses.