|Employer||Instinet Europe Limited|
Prior to joining Instinet, Balarkas was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse and Global Head of AES Sales. He joined CSFB on its acquisition of BZW (Barclays de Zoete Wedd) in 1998, where he was a Director and COO for equity trading, with specific responsibility for retail trading and front office technology. Before BZW, Balarkas was the founding CEO of the City Group for Smaller Companies (CISCO), which played a central role in the creation of new exchanges for high-growth companies. Before joining CISCO, he was Head of National Market Development at the London Stock Exchange. Balarkas began his career with Cap Group plc (now SEMA group plc).
Balarkas is a graduate of the University of Warwick.