Sean  Park

Sean Park
Founding Partner, Nauiokas Park

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Sean Park is a leading independent thinker on the future of financial markets, the author of The Park Paradigm, and the founding partner of Sixth Paradigm LLP, a new advisory and investment firm focusing on the intersection of financial services and technology, organized around the central theme of a new industry paradigm driven by accelerating technological change and the impact of changing social and cultural trends. These include demographic change, globalization and deregulation.

Sean is also a founding investor in innovative companies such as Betfair, WeatherBill, and seedcamp and has extensive experience investing in and advising start-up and high growth companies in addition to over 16 years of experience working at a senior level in capital markets and investment banking. Building businesses has been a key theme throughout his career.

Prior to founding Sixth Paradigm LLP in 2007, Sean worked at Dresdner Kleinwort’s London office as Managing Director and Head of Digital Markets; a business division created in 2005 to develop, deploy and operate a complete suite of electronic/web-based trading, execution and analytical services across the full spectrum of capital markets and investment banking products. He was also a member of the Capital Markets Management Committee.

Sean joined Dresdner Kleinwort in 2000, where he held a series of senior positions in the Credit business including Head of Credit Flow Products. Prior to this, he held several positions such as Head of the European Bond Syndicate at BNP Paribas, having previously traded Ecu eurobonds and French government bonds, and was directly involved in most of the inaugural benchmark bond issues that laid the foundations of the Euro Capital Markets.

He is also a former board Director (and past Chairman) of International Index Company (provider of the iBoxx bond, iTraxx credit derivative and the iBoxxFX currency indices) and a founding Director of Markit Group (the leading industry source for asset valuation data and services supporting independent price verification and risk management in global financial and energy markets.)

Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Sean has a BSc in Materials Science from Rice University in Houston, Texas. He is now based in London.

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