Star Hat Solutions powers
many global brands in finance today.



Having unparalleled expertise in pricing and trading platforms and FIX connectivity combined with world-class leading innovation, we build value and scale in our clients.

We are the leading suppliers of integrated custom blockchain solutions.


Innovation such as our disruptive network for trading and settlement using our patent-pending FTL transactional blockchain technology, brings proven forward thinking to your services, right now.

FTL Blockchain
Our FIX Transaction Ledger (FTL) Network Model
Decentralised Network
The completely de-centralised layered network model provides service delivery at a global level and with settlement in milliseconds you know we have something truly special.
Our Layered Software Architecture
It's our DNA and in every solution we provide
Our Architecture
Custom Blockchain Ledger

Extensible ledger using our patented transactional blockchain technology to transact using the industry standard FIX protocol - the FIX Transaction Ledger (FTL).

Blockchain Tools

Delivering real-time monitoring and analysis of the ledger and settlement networks to view the status of all transactions.

Example Blockchain Tools Screenshot
Back Office and Settlement Services

Provides post-trade matching and alleges the transactions to the counterparty for settlement anonymously using blockchain, also providing EMIR and MiFID II and other regulatory reporting.

Matching and Aggregation

Providing price aggregation and exchange order matching and execution services as supplied to leading global stock exchanges and used by leading FX brokers for high-frequency low-latency trading support.

Web Platform

Our professional client for streaming real-time prices and trading securely on liquidity. With an integrated blockchain wallet viewer. Supported on all major browsers, mobiles and tablets.

Example Platform Screenshot
FIX API

Built on our decades of experience with FIX, with both liquidity providers and client APIs provided, this ensures frictionless integration to existing and new clients alike.

Multi-asset Risk Services

Our integrated blockchain risk servers authorise transactions based upon your blockchain wallet to ensure you can settle a transaction prior to attempting it.

MetaTrader Tools

Our advanced MT4 and MT5 bridges uniquely hedge manager trades. We've coupled these to our technology so that you wont be waiting for integration or paying out hefty bridge fees.

CONSULTANCY, DEVELOPMENT AND METATRADER SERVICES

We continually provide CIO and CTO consultancy to all our clients alongside our impressive trading technology including the following:

  • FX/Metals/Futures/CFD/Crypto Feed Aggregation
  • MT4 Bridge
  • MT5 Pricing and Trading Gateways
  • EMIR and MiFID II Reporting
  • Multi-server MAM/PAMM
  • Real-time multi-server Risk Management
  • FX Conversion plugins
  • Back Office
  • Bespoke development services
  • Operation and Support

Meet Our Team
Our management team each have many years of senior management experience with many Brokers and Exchanges. We pride ourselves on developing and retaining exceptionally talented people as can be seen below.

Bill Newton
Bill Newton

CO-FOUNDER

Bill has extensive operational experience within financial trading companies having worked in the industry for over 20 years.

He was co-founder of ODL Securities ltd prior to being appointed CTO of London Capital Group.

Chris Ward
Chris Ward

CEO

After being sponsored through his degree by IBM, Chris supplied security and electronic trading technology to many global exchanges and brokers. Chris' trading platforms pioneered CFD trading in the UK. Chris most recently worked for IG Group responsible for all global exchange, market access and Forex IT.

Chris is a member of the British Computer Society and a Chartered IT Professional.

Tim McLachlan
Tim McLachlan

SALES DIRECTOR

Tim has worked in the markets in the City for over 30 years. His roles have covered futures & options, US and UK equities, fixed income and foreign exchange, both as a salesman and a trader. He has worked for a number of global companies including Goldman Sachs, Mees Pierson, Refco, ABN Amro and ODL Securities.

Roumen Asenov
Roumen Asenov

DIRECTOR

Roumen is senior blockchain consultant and C++ developer with a long experience in finance, including Metatrader 4 and 5 solutions. He was previously head of IT at Cantor Index, where he designed and operated their MT4 service and holds a degree in Control Theory from the Technical University of Sofia.

Roumen Asenov
Dr Felix Hovsepian

BOARD ADVISOR

Felix is a noted author and speaker, having a solid academic background in mathematics, systems engineering and a PhD in Computer Science.

He spent 4+ years undertaking research in Artificial Intelligence and Automated Reasoning, then almost 10 years as a Professor of Infomatics.

Chris Ward
Matthew Paterson

PRINCIPAL TECHNICAL PARTNER

Matthew has worked with Chris and Bill for over a decade with a long history of front and back office trading system development.

Matthew holds a degree in Mathematics from Worcester College, Oxford.

Tim McLachlan
Mike Elkins

HEAD OF WEB DEVELOPMENT

Mike has worked with the team since 2011. He holds a masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Southampton

Roumen Asenov
Stephen Wilkinson

TECHNICAL LEAD

Stephen first joined the team in 2013 and rejoined in 2017. Stephen holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Teesside

Bill Newton
George Cwajna

SENIOR TECHNICAL MANAGER

George has worked with Bill and Chris for over a decade at ODL, RBS and IG amongst others. He rejoined the team in 2018. George has a degree in Computer Science from Loughborough University.

Roumen Asenov
Catherine Sweeney

QA MANAGER

Catherine first worked with the team at IG and we're proud to have her rejoin us in 2019 as our QA Manager. Catherine holds a masters degree in Modern History.

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Star Hat Solutions
39 Southgate Street,
Winchester,
England, SO23 9EH

Tel: +44 (0)1962 657808

Email: enquiries@starhat.co.uk

Registered in England and Wales No. 07829781.