David Norman is a senior lecturer in finance at Essex University in Colchester, U.K. He provides consultancy, seminar, and coursework in the field of market technology and trading to exchanges, global trading houses and investment banks, and teaches graduate classes in financial markets and trading.
He is the author of five books on trading, market technology, and CFDs: Trading at the Speed of Light (Paradym, 2001); Professional Electronic Trading (John Wiley & Sons, 2002); Trader DNA (Paradym, 2006); The Little Book of Trading Wisdom (Paradym, 2009) CFDs: The Definitive Guide to Contracts for Difference (Harriman House, 2009).
Norman has been involved in trading and financial markets technology for nearly 30 years. He has traded in, and overseen, corporate trading operations for a variety of trading companies and investment institutions. He was formerly the director of market technology at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). He is also managing director of TTC The Trader Training Company.
Before teaching at Essex, he served as a visiting professor at Queen Mary University of London.
He started his career in the markets as a stock trader in 1986 on the London Stock Exchange, and later moved over to the London International Financial Futures Exchange as an options trader and futures broker.
He earned a doctorate degree in financial markets from Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT).
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