William (Billy) Hult

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Billy Hult
Occupation Chief Executive Officer
Employer Tradeweb
Location New York, NY

William (Billy) Hult became the chief executive officer of Tradeweb Markets on January 1, 2023.[1] He was previously president and head of US operations for the company, starting in 2008.[2] He continues to be on the board of directors.

He joined Tradeweb in 2000 and has been responsible for growing several successful Tradeweb markets.[3]

Hult also sits on the board of directors for Boys Hope Girls Hope New York and the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival.

He was ranked 23rd on Institutional Investor's Trading Technology 40 in 2013. In March of 2024, he was named to Crain's New York Business' list of 2024 Notable Leaders in Finance.[4]


Before joining Tradeweb, Hult held a variety of trading positions with the French investment bank Societe Generale.

After joining Tradeweb, he played a pivotal role in Tradeweb’s evolution as a global operator of electronic marketplaces for rates, credit, equities and money markets. He spearheaded the development of mortgages and wholesale electronic trading, and in 2007 worked with the dealers and Thomson Reuters to create a historic partnership to grow online trading.

He was instrumental in numerous Tradeweb acquisitions, including Hilliard Farber (2008), Rafferty Capital Markets (2011), J.J. Kenny Drake (2011) and Nasdaq’s former eSpeed platform for electronic bond trading (2021). In 2008 he took responsibility for dealerweb, Tradeweb’s inter-dealer business, following the acquisition of Hilliard Farber. He then was responsible for launching Tradeweb’s first inter-dealer electronic trading platform.[5]


Hult is a graduate of Denison University.