John Best

principal consultant

KSS Training

John Best is a well-known market data industry expert with over 25 years of experience. He is renowned for insightful commentary and a deep understanding of market data systems and vendors. After graduating, John took a post as Junior Lecturer and Research Assistant in the Computing Dept. of King's College London.

John subsequently moved into the financial markets arena; his experience includes a six-year stint at Salomon Brothers, gaining responsibility for networks and dealing rooms across Europe, and six years with Dow Jones Telerate where he undertook presales support and product management for the Trading Room Systems division. He then moved back to the client environment with West LB, developing a range of systems utilising market data including Real-Time Market Risk Management and a Virtual Dealing Room Systems linking multiple offices and functions.

John has been an independent consultant for the last ten years, working primarily with banks and brokers, and getting the best from their investment in market data systems and technology. He also counts many vendors as clients who use his consulting expertise and resources to assist with their system testing and support.