Brian Sweeney is a Managing Director in Nasdaq’s Investment Intelligence business unit. Nasdaq Investment Intelligence provides market data, global indexes, investment data and analytics to the financial market. Brian works for the Nasdaq Global Index Group where he is the Head of Index for Latin America, responsible for Nasdaq Index Licensing sales and business development in the region.
Born in Dublin, Brian started his financial career in Citibank in New York. From his early days of trading on the AMEX floor, Brian has amassed more than 20 years of experience in electronic trading, start-ups and financial technology. Chief amongst his achievements was pioneering a cross-border electronic trading brokerage platform specializing in emerging markets. In addition, Brian founded the electronic trading desk in New York City for the broker XP Inc (a Nasdaq listed Brazilian broker dealer), where he was Managing Director of Electronic Sales Trading.
Brian is originally from Rathfarnham in Dublin and lives in New York with his wife, Fabienne and two children, Liam and Xavier. He was educated in Terenure College, Dublin and graduated from the University College of Dublin with a dual degree in Economics and English Literature.