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December 11, 2017

VIDEO: WIF 2017 Winner Joanna Davies

Trailblazer: Joanna Davies, NEX Traiana

Joanna Davies, NEX Traiana†-- Trailblazer. Speaking at Markets Media's 2017 Women in Finance Awards luncheon†

As its name implies, the Trailblazer Award is for someone who has blazed a career trail for women.

Our winner has indeed blazed quite a trail. Starting in an entry-level back office job at a brokerage firm at age 18, sans university degree, she learned every role from the ground up and aspired to be a futures broker. She studied, took the necessary exams and proceeded to work as a broker in listed derivatives for nearly 10 years in an extremely male-dominated era. She felt the relationship-heavy listed derivatives business was one that suited her personality, and she developed a client network and lifelong friends that would springboard her career development.

Now a 25-year sell-side veteran, she is a managing director at a market infrastructure technology provider, where she focuses on providing a single platform for customers to interface with markets, so they donít have to develop and manage multiple proprietary connections to participants and intermediaries.

The Trailblazer Award winner is Joanna Davies of NEX Traiana.

Full information and a list of Winners can be found at†

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