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Bill Cline

Partner, Advisory

KPMG in the U.S.

Bill Cline, based in Charlotte and New York, recently joined KPMG as a Partner and heads the US Capital Markets industry practice and is responsible for Innovation and High Value Propositions across Financial Services. Prior to joining KPMG, he was the Accenture global managing partner in charge of the financial markets practice.

Professional and Industry Experience

Bill has helped clients and led engagements across a variety of front, middle, and back office disciplines. His experience is particularly deep in areas related to market and reference data, trading systems and high frequency trading, order & execution management systems, and exchanges and alternative trading systems/dark pools.

Bill has been widely recognized as a thought leader on current opportunities and challenges facing exchanges and global market participants. Prior to joining Accenture, he was a principal at Rich, Inc. which developed the first real-time trading system used in the world’s dealing rooms (now the core of Reuters’ RMDS) and a principal at FD Consulting which developed the first high speed commercial ticker plant. He has in the past served on the boards of financial services companies including Exegy and Correctnet.

  • Led design/build/launch programs to create some of the most innovative electronic exchanges and trading platforms in the industry including the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), FXall, and Bondbook.
  • Led a team which operated on an outsourced basis the NY and London trading operations for a large global investment bank.
  • Bill has advised on and executed a myriad of strategic sourcing engagements including pioneering initiatives around outsourced referenced data cleansing and investment research.
  • Led engagements at 5 different global investment banks to identify cost savings and operational efficiencies across a broad range of their front, middle, and back office operations.
Bill Cline

Education and qualifications

  • BS Management Science – Duke University, Durham, NC


  • Market & Reference Data

  • Exchanges & ATSs

  • Trading Systems

  • Strategic Sourcing

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