Andrea Pignataro

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Andrea Pignataro
Occupation CEO and Founder
Employer ION Trading
Location London
LinkedIn Profile

Andrea Pignataro is the founder and CEO of ION Trading.[1]


Pignataro spent his early career as a bond trader before he founded ION Trading, a global provider of multi-asset class trading software, in 1999. He sold 30 percent of the company to TA Associates in 2004.

As of 2016, it was thought that he still retained a vast majority of the shares of the company, with the amount owned by TA Associates dropping to about 10 percent of the company.[2] [3][4][5][6]

He came under some scrutiny that same year for his involvement in closing off land access to L'anse Guyac, a beach on Canouan island in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Local residents claimed that the beach was public property and that the road to the beach should be open. Pignataro was one of a number of developers on the island who had restricted access.[7]



  1. Andrea Pignataro. Bloomberg.
  2. Welsh, Carson, Expected to Fundraise Later this Year, Finds Buyer for Triple Point. Reuters PE HUB.
  3. TA Associates Invests EUR 35 Million in ION Trading Group. BusinessWire.
  4. TA Associates puts ION Trading stake up for sale: UPDATED. Buyouts.
  5. Andrew Delaney: A Glimpse into the Mysterious World of ION Trading. IntelligentTradingTechnology.
  6. Patsystems gets approach from Ion Trading. Financial Times.
  7. Road access to Canouan beach requires trust. iWitness News.