David Helps

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David Helps is a derivatives professional. Most recently, he was head of business development NASDAQ NLX, a London-based trading and clearing platform for fixed income derivatives.[1] He was appointed to the position in December of 2012, and steered the upstart exchange through its launch in May 2013.[2]


From 2008 until joining NLX in 2012, Helps was head of fixed income business development for NYSE Euronext Liffe, as part of a 25-year career in the derivatives industry. Helps began his career as a Liffe futures and options floor trader before becoming an independent futures trader. He spent nearly 20 years trading European, US and UK bond and interest rate futures.[3]


Helps attended Dulwich College in London, U.K.


  1. Liffe's Latest Euribor Contract Hits 250,000 In First Week. Futures&Options Intelligence.
  2. NLX head of business development "at risk". FOW.
  3. Nasdaq OMX NLX appoints David Helps head, business development. Finextra.