Our founders met in Bloomberg's R&D department
We built out our infrastructure to make it fully scalable and asset-class agnostic
Our clients now include HNWIs, family offices and institutions around the world
We designed our first trading system and began to test it on the sports betting markets
We became licensed and regulated in the Bailiwick of Guernsey
Founders & Team
Chief Investment Officer
Head of Development
Sam Barry is a specialist in trading and AI, and has more than ten years' experience managing external capital.
Prior to founding the Savernake Group, Sam spent several years in back office roles at Barclays, ultimately becoming Chief of Staff to the COO/CAO and having direct accountability for internal control functions (whilst running numerous trading systems with Mark in his limited spare time!)
Sam has a first-class honours degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Manchester Uni.
Sam is a frequent writer and speaker on machine learning and AI (including in the 2017 Parliamentary Finance Review).
Mark is a software developer specialising in artifically intelligent systems and algorithmic trading.
Mark has designed and built numerous trading platforms as well as multi-broker support and solutions for the trading desks of Government Bonds, High Grade, High Yield and Structured Credit. He was a Credit Derivatives Developer at Lehman Brothers and a Trading Systems Developer at Bloomberg.
Mark has a first-class honours degree in Computer Science from King's College, London.
Mark is passionate about travelling and tea and when not at his desk, can usually be found salsa dancing.
Alongside Sam and Mark sit a team of developers, computer scientists & quantitative analysts. Collectively, we have more than 20 years' experience in machine learning, developing & operating trading system; a decade of trading experience and around 15 years of operational experience in hedge funds, bank and trading firms. We hold graduate and post-graduate qualifications from institutions including Manchester University, Cambridge University, Durham University & King's College, London
We also work closely with Cambridge University's Algorithmic Trading Society.
Savernake is a forest located in the South East of Marlborough, UK; and is the birthplace of our CIO and founder, Sam.
Savernake Forest has the largest concentration of 'veteran' trees in Europe. A veteran tree is one with unique or special traits.