Business Development Director, Colt Capital Markets Solutions Sales, Asia Pacific
Colt Technology Services Limited

James Hardcastle
Mr James Hardcastle is Business Development Director, Colt Capital Markets Solution Sales, Asia Pacific at Colt Technology Services where he joined the team just over one year ago. Mr Hardcastle’s career has spanned more than 19 years in Capital Markets starting in London, UK as a Technical Consultant working on numerous projects for tier-one investment banks across Europe. Prior to relocating to Hong Kong with Colt, Mr Hardcastle spent 5 years in Sydney, Australia heading up sales operations for Fidessa as well as taking up the position of Co-Chair for the FIX Trading Community Australia Working Group committee; actively involved in the adoption and promotion of the FIX protocol as well as organizing the annual conference held in October each year. Prior to Sydney Mr Hardcastle spent 12 years living and working in Tokyo, Japan as Head of International Sales also at Fidessa. Mr Hardcastle has a BSc Honours degree in Computer Science & Business Studies from Anglia Ruskin University in the UK, and in his spare time enjoys looking after his two small children as well as running, squash and travelling when time permits.