Julian Harding is an executive director of Tradition, one of the world's largest interdealer brokers in over-the-counter financial and commodity related products. Harding is a founding board member of the Wholesale Markets Brokers' Association (WMBAA),, a consortium of interdealer brokers that organized in 2009 to promote industry standards and policy. On February 5, 2013, he was named chairman of theWMBAA, after serving as vice chairman in 2012. Harding previously served as chairman of the WMBAA in 2010, as the chairmanship rotates among the member firms every 6 months.
He founded Tradition Financial Services in 1985 and served as co-CEO, before stepping down to a consulting role in 2008.
Harding is a veteran over-the-counter market executive. He began his career as a forex and deposits dealer at Société Générale in London in 1978. In 1981, he moved to International Treasury Management, a subsidiary of Marine Midland Bank. In 1985, Harding, along with David Pinchin and Compagnie Financière Tradition, created Tradition Financial Services.
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