On 27 July, 2017, tryb lost a founding member, a leader, and most importantly – a dear friend.  Magnus battled cancer for several years, fighting the disease to the very end before passing away in St. Louis, Missouri.


A leader, Magnus built and led industry-defining businesses.  He was the CEO of Singapore Exchange from 2009 to 2015, elevating it to become one of the world’s largest and leading exchanges.  Prior to SGX, he was President of Nasdaq, playing an instrumental role in the eventual merger of OMX and Nasdaq in 2007.  Under his leadership, OMX became the world’s largest provider of technology solutions for exchanges and clearing organizations.

A visionary, Magnus held over three decades of experience, reshaping the finance industry during that period.  Magnus was Honorary Chairman of the Securities Investors Association (Singapore).  He was also a member of the Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics at Singapore Management University, and Senior Advisor to Bain & Co. in relation to financial markets, exchanges and financial technology.

We, at tryb, will miss Magnus’ leadership, experience and camaraderie that he brought.  We will stay true to Magnus’ values and spirit, building on existing momentum to achieve his shared vision.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.