About Instinet


Ralston Roberts

Ralston Roberts
Chief Executive Officer, Instinet Incorporated

In December 2018, Ralston Roberts was named the global CEO of Instinet Incorporated, responsible for managing the agency-model firm's overall operations. Mr. Roberts joined Instinet from Goldman Sachs, where he served since 2015, most recently as co-head of Execution Services and co-head of Electronic Trading for EMEA. He served previously as the Chief Operations Officer of SunGard’s brokerage business, and as Senior Vice President of Product Management. Before SunGard, Mr. Roberts was Chief Technology Officer at Wells Fargo Securities. He holds a B.A. in Business Economics and Geography from the University of California at Santa Barbara.


Jacob Asbury

Jacob Asbury
Chief Financial Officer

Jacob Asbury is Chief Financial Officer of Instinet Incorporated with responsibility for global finance. Mr. Asbury joined Instinet in March 2005 in a senior corporate finance role and was instrumental in designing and developing Instinet's global accounting systems before being appointed CFO in 2010. Prior to joining Instinet, Mr. Asbury was the financial controller for Lampe Berger USA, a subsidiary of a global manufacturer of consumer products. He began his career at Gallagher, Flynn and Company, a CPA firm in Burlington, Vermont. Mr. Asbury is a licensed CPA (inactive). He holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Vermont.


Tony Necakov

Tony Necakov
Chief Technology Officer

Tony Necakov is Chief Technology Officer of Instinet Incorporated. In this role he is responsible for leading the firm's technology organization and directing its strategy globally. Before joining Instinet, Mr. Necakov was Head of Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Global Equities High Touch Trading Technology group, and prior to that served in multiple senior trading technology development roles in New York, London and Tokyo at JP Morgan, Merrill Lynch, Bear Stearns, Swiss Bank and Goldman Sachs. Mr. Necakov is a graduate of New York University.


Faron Webb

Faron Webb
General Counsel

Faron Webb is General Counsel of Instinet Incorporated and the global head of Instinet's legal and compliance functions. Mr. Webb helped lead Nomura's acquisition of Instinet in February 2007 and was appointed General Counsel in April 2008. Prior to joining Nomura, Mr. Webb served as Managing Director and Chief Compliance Officer of Société Générale and Cowen & Co., as the head of US Equity Compliance for J.P. Morgan, and as a senior attorney and regulatory advisor for PaineWebber. He also previously worked as senior counsel for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and engaged in the private practice of law. Mr. Webb is a graduate of Eastern New Mexico University and Texas Tech University and is a certified public accountant.