About Us

Axon is a privately held UK limited company specialising in high frequency and low latency trading technologies. Our management team has years of experience in portfolio management, trading, and e-commerce, and a network of contacts that includes banks, brokers, technology and asset management companies.

The development team has extensive expertise in distributed systems, with access to current academic and commercial research facilities. We also have FX market experience, including building systems that aggregate multiple liquidity sources and complex embedded algorithmic strategies across those liquidity providers.


Neil Deacon, Chairman

Neil chairs the board of Axon and is responsible for the general management of the company   He has a trading background with Collins Stewart (now Canaccord Genuity), and previously worked for Ford, Unilever, Ogier, and Morgan Stanley Quilter. He has provided consultancy to a number of international banks in the area of investment process and corporate governance.  Neil chairs the board of the Manager of a South African bank’s fund business and is currently a non-executive director of a $1bn hedge fund platform and a $4.5bn multi asset fund.


Stelian Dumitrescu

Stelian leads Axon’s technology development.  He is a senior technology leader with over 15 years of hands-on experience in real-time software development and project management with particular expertise in quantitative and algorithmic trading.  He has experience with client-facing order management systems, FIX, algorithms, and smart order routing strategies.  Stelian holds a degree in mathematics and informatics, and postgraduate education in project management.