Who We Are
Azur is a global leader in Electronic Market Trading and Trading Systems development. We actively trade markets across a broad range of asset classes including equities, foreign exchange, commodities and options. Azur is able to transact directly using bespoke streams over a fast, stable and reliable infrastructure from locations in New York and London. Azur is the new model for a financial technology company because we focus not only on the trade but on every aspect of the “cycle” of a trade, from market structure knowledge and execution technology to post-trade processing.
Innovation + Technology
At the core of our business is the development of innovative, proprietary technology, designed to automate trade activities in conjunction with the use of our service providers cross-asset liquidity management software. Azur has access via a single aggregated stream brokerage free, to fully disclosed bilateral pricing from nine of the FX global liquidity providing banks, which include BofA Merrill Lynch, BNP Paribas, Citi, Commerzbank AG, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, J.P.Morgan, Morgan Stanley and UBS. Allowing access to a vast array of trading tools, including aggregation, smart order routing, order and risk management and reporting, with the ability to transact via a stable, very low latency performing infrastructure with fast, stable and fault tolerant systems. This brings to market a unique, fully integrated end-to-end technology and liquidity solution not previously available to FX market participants. Monitoring is performed via one set of unique software and hardware monitoring tools supported by a global 24/7 on-boarding, software, technical and production infrastructure support team.
Azur is the model of the modern financial services company. We have youthful energy, embracing future technology while maintaining the stability and discipline of a respected member of the financial markets. We solve problems through the collaboration of highly motivated and intelligent people. We have fun, work hard and strive to be virtuous in everything we do. Azur Universals structure and business model is unmatched in the industry.
Azur’s leadership team is comprised of market professionals who have the vision and capacity to lead the global growth of our firm.
Mark Miller is Executive Chairman and a leader in electronic trading. Mr. Miller started his career in the financial services industry, trading and developing software and is one of the co-founders of Azur. He is currently the Managing Trader of the Azur Universal group.
Raul Martinez has over eight years experience in the banking industry and is currently in preparation to oversee the new Hong Kong office for Azur Universal. Raul has a passion for the financial industry and has held past positions with several top banks as well as the ministry of defense for the United States of America.
Azur’s success has been, and always will be, our people. From the top down Azur is made up of a phenomenal community. Our firm is built on our traders, developers and our strategic relationships with service providers who bring top tier experience and technology to the market. Our traders work as a team to develop and execute proprietary trading strategies which provide advantages in the market; all are passionate about the financial markets and it forms a crucial part of our trading.