Bill Templer is a co-founder and partner in the investment fund company, Seismic Foundry, which invests and helps early stage start-up fintech firms.
A veteran financial services executive and consultant, he is also the managing director and owner of Faventus Consulting Services. In June 2016 he joined Divento Financials as an advisory consultant.
Before creating Faventus and co-founding Seismic Foundry, Templer worked on the London Stock Exchange Group's CurveGlobal project, a European interest rate futures initiative, for more than two years starting in 2013, before leaving the project in November of 2015.  
Before that, he served as a managing director at Morgan Stanley in the institutional equity division in London. He was named co-head of listed derivatives at Morgan Stanley in early June of 2009 along with Clark Hutchison. Templer departed in January 2012, as a part of job cuts in the global equities business at Morgan Stanley.
Prior to working at Morgan Stanley, Templer spent a number of years at UBS, having joined S.G. Warburg in 1995, just prior to its acquisition by Swiss Bank, which was then acquired by UBS in 1998. During his tenure, he was responsible for client services, operations and clearing sales. At UBS, he was partially responsible for scaling the rankings in exchange-traded derivatives, and for overseeing the bank’s 2006 acquisition and integration of ABN Amro’s futures and options business.
Prior to joining UBS, Templer spent six years at Rolfe & Nolan where he was involved in establishing the company's presence in Asia-Pacific. Templer also worked for the London Commodities Clearing House, now the LCH.
He is also a member of the advisory committee of John J. Lothian & Company, Inc.
He is also as a trustee for the Futures For Kids charity.
Templer served as a member of the executive committee and the board of directors at the Futures and Options Association, now FIA Europe.
MarketsWiki Education Video, 2014
Bill Templer, Managing Director, Faventus Derivatives Consulting – Stretch Beyond Your Desk
“Whatever you do end up doing, find something in it that you can be the best at.”
Bill Templer, managing director for Faventus Derivatives Consulting, discusses the charitable side of his life and his work with Futures For Kids, an organization that raises money to support children living in poverty. Templer describes how Futures For Kids began with a group of individuals in the financial industry and how his work was able to lead him to new networking and job opportunities. Templer also discusses his career history and creates a list of advice he wished he knew when he was younger.
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