David Easthope is a research director in Celent's Securities & Investments group and is based in the firm's San Francisco office. Mr. Easthope's expertise lies in global financial exchanges and market structure, electronic trading technology, and North American retail brokerage. Mr. Easthope's research focuses on themes of strategic importance in the capital markets and retail brokerage sectors, including the evolution of market structure, the development of advanced and algorithmic trading, and retail brokerage platform and product innovations. His recent consulting work involves advising clients on developing advanced trading platforms and new market centers. He has also advised strategic and private equity investors on industry trends to make more informed investment decisions in the capital markets arena. Mr. Easthope has been widely referenced in the press, including Bloomberg, Financial Times, and CNBC.