Company Profile

RSJ a. s. (trading under the brand RSJ Securities) is a fully licensed company trading securities under the oversight of the Czech National Bank.

The company provides investment services and ensures asset management – it administers the assets of other entities within the RSJ group. It does not provide services to U. S. clients.

The company is active in asset management at the derivative stock exchanges in London, Chicago and Frankfurt am Main. Here it particularly trades interest rate futures contracts, government bonds, share indexes, currency exchange rates and energy commodities. In some markets RSJ a. s. is among the largest traders.

The company specializes in algorithmic trading, where computer modeling is used for trading, requiring the work of a team of top mathematicians, statisticians and programmers, who create the models, as well as program, develop and control them. Top-level modern technology is used in order to ensure the contact with the stock exchanges is as effective as possible, including placing the company’s computers directly within the stock exchanges (co-location).

When trading at these stock exchanges, RSJ a. s. focuses primarily on the strategy of market-making, where the trader both buys and sells financial assets. This enables easier and cheaper tradability of assets, increases market liquidity and narrowing spreads, meaning the differences between purchase and sale price.

The ICE Futures Europe stock exchange in London appointed RSJ a. s. as its official market-maker with the obligation to fulfill this role during nearly the entire business day. RSJ serves this important function for some markets at the Chicago stock exchange. Further, RSJ a. s. is a member and important trader of derivatives at the Eurex stock exchange, with its seat in Frankfurt am Main.

Membership

Czech Capital Market Association

The Czech Capital Market Association unites the most significant local investment companies and foreign fund administrators offering their products in the Czech Republic, as well as other entities providing services in the area of collective investment. AKAT helps improve capital market transparency, investor protection and supports the interest of its members. Members of the association are bound by its By-Laws and Code of Ethics. The association also strives to develop capital markets and collective investment within the Czech Republic. It seeks to enhance awareness, knowledge and trustworthiness in the area of collective investment through its activities and self-control regulations.

European Principle Traders Association (EPTA) 

The European Principle Traders Association was founded in June, 2011 as a part of the American professional association FIA (Futures Industry Association). EPTA associates over twenty European companies, striving for transparent, stable and secure markets with the spirit of healthy competitiveness and equal opportunities. The association actively contributes to preparing new European legislation regarding financial markets. At the same time, it issues sets of rules for its members, aiming at decreasing the destabilization of financial markets. EPTA also focuses on deepening its dialog with media, the academic sphere, legislators and regulatory offices. RSJ a.s. has been an EPTA member since 2011 and Jan Dezort serves as its representative on the Executive Committee. 

ICE Futures Europe (formerly LIFFE)

ICE Futures Europe, formerly known as LIFFE (London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange), is one of the most significant European stock exchanges with futures contracts. It was established in 1982 and is based in London. It was formerly a part of the Euronext group, acquired in 2007 by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Later, the NYSE itself was acquired by ICE, thus renaming this stock exchange to ICE Futures Europe. RSJ a. s. has been a member of this stock exchange since 2005 and is active there as one of its official market-makers.

Eurex

Eurex is a derivatives exchange under the umbrella of Deutsche Börse, with headquarters in Frankfurt am Main. The exchange was founded in 1998 by a merger of Deutsche Terminbörse (DTB) with Swiss Options and Financial Futures (Soffex). Eurex is a clear number one among European derivatives exchanges. RSJ a. s. became its member in 2009 as the very first Czech company.

Board of Directors

  • Bronislav Kandrík

    CEO
    Company Strategy Management
    Chief Trader
  • Michal Šaňák

    Head of Technology Infrastracture
  • Anton Tyutin

    Quantitative Analysis and Mathematical Modeling
    Risk Management

Our Team

  • Petr Altman

    Chief Trading System Programmer
  • Martin Ducháček

    Head of Development
  • Jakub Petrásek

    Head of Analytical Department
  • Martin Sikora

    Deputy Head of Analytical Department
  • Kamil Nekula

    Deputy Chief Trader
     

Supervisory Board

  • Karel Janeček

  • Libor Winkler

  • Martin Ducháček

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