David Easthope is a senior analyst and chartered financial analyst at Celent in their securities and investments practice. His focus is in securities trading and post-trade systems, including straight-through-processing systems, execution management systems, and corporate actions processing. He also covers emerging trading topics such as commission practices and algorithmic trading.
Easthope is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society.
Prior to joining Celent, Easthope was a strategy consultant at Detwiler, Mitchell, Fenton and Graves, an institutional broker-dealer. In this role he led senior management–level strategic projects, including competitive positioning, development of a strategic business plan, and customer profiling.
Before joining Detwiler, Easthope was an associate financial analyst at Friedman Billings, Ramsey Group, where he researched financial technology firms for investment opportunities. He has also served as a senior equity research associate at Raymond James & Associates covering the financial technology sector.