David Pike, Managing Director, FCStone Asia
David Pike is Managing Director at FCStone Asia. From a family background of mixed farming in the central west of NSW, he has had a 23 year career in the futures industry beginning in 1991 on the trading floor of Sydney Futures Exchange with BZW. He worked on the trading floor primarily as a broker in the three and ten year bond pits until the closure of open outcry trading in 1999, by which time he was working for ABN AMRO Futures who had purchased BZW IB operations in Australia.
Pike moved to Singapore in 2000 to join the ABN futures desk and in 2006 worked through the sale of ABN AMRO Futures to UBS. There he started an ETD commodities desk as a part of UBS’ attempt to mark Singapore as a commodity hub in Asia. In 2008, he was hired by JPM Singapore to look after their commodity sales and execution for listed products on a global basis but with a focus on Pan Asian products. Pike was hired by FCStone Asia Pte Ltd in Sept 2014 as Managing Director to oversee the build out of their Agriculture platform encompassing F&O, OTC, Physical Broking of grains and oilseeds and the Integrated Risk Management Program.