David Krein

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David Krein
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Occupation Head of Research
Employer MarketAxess
Location New York
LinkedIn Profile
Website www.marketaxess.com

David Krein is head of research for MarketAxess, a New York-based platform for the trading of fixed income products. He was named to the position in February 2015 after serving as head of research at Nasdaq OMX Group Inc's global indexes business.[1]


At MarketAxess, Krein spearheads the firm's market research and analysis for the institutional credit markets, using real-time and historical fixed-income trade data from MarketAxess and other sources to develop market insights that help inform trading and execution strategy.[2]

Before his tenure at NASDAQ, where he spent a year and a half leading research and development of benchmark index methodologies, he served as senior director in product development and analytics at S&P Dow Jones Indices. In 2006, he founded DTB Capital to develop trading and investment products for derivatives exchanges and the OTC marketplace within equity, commodity and multi-asset class portfolios. Before establishing DTB Capital, Krein spent more than 10 years in various trading, structuring and technology positions at leading investment banks, including UBS and Merrill Lynch.

Krein has also served as an adjunct professor at Rutgers Business School, where he developed and taught a graduate level course in indexing as ETFs.


Krein earned a BS in mechanical engineering from Cornell University and an MBA in finance and economics from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.[3]

MarketsWiki Education, New York 2015

"Ultimately your career objectives fit in with your life objectives. You may not yet know what those are, but time moves extremely quickly and, before long, you will be looking to make certain changes with respect to your life. Those decisions will impact your career."

In this MarketsWiki Education talk, David Krein dispenses wisdom both timeless and timely. Through tales and anecdotes, Krein reminds us all that the only constant is change, and today's job market requires consistent matching of one's skill set to the needs of the market. One must also remain introspective and be honest about what one really wants out of life. Points to ponder:

  • You got your tech in my finance!
  • Get comfortable with introspection, risk, and (occasionally) mistakes.
  • Your future self knows that interest, skills, and jobs do not always overlap.


  1. MOVES-MarketAxess names David Krein head of research. Reuters.
  2. MarketAxess Appoints David Krein as Head of MarketAxess Research. Press release.
  3. David Krein. NASDAQ.