Our Team

Phillip Weinberg

Founder & CEO


Phillip founded BestEx in 2012 as Australia's first broker neutral, outsourced buy-side trading desk. He founded Block Event® in 2014. Phillip has over 15 years of institutional trading experience. He previously managed the trading desk at Karara Capital and before that, worked as an FX Options Trader at National Australia Bank.

Phillip is a regular panelist at trading conferences around the world and has presented on the subjects of dark pools, algorithmic trading and multi-markets.

Richard Macfarlane

Managing Director, Block Event®


Richard has over 25 years of sales trading experience across Pan Asia and Europe.

After running Pan Asia Sales Trading and Pan European Sales Trading at UBS, Richard ran Equities businesses in ASEAN and India, before going on to run Pan Asia Execution Services with Citigroup.

Richard brings extensive on the ground knowledge in multiple markets and strong client relationships to his role of expanding Block Event across Asia.

Paul Horneman

Managing Director, Block Event®


Paul has almost 20 years of sell-side sales trading experience and is responsible for our Australian equities block trading.


Paul was previously Head of Sales Trading and Execution at CIMB Australia and a member of the CIMB Equities Management Team. Prior to that, Paul spent 7 years at Morgan Stanley where he was Head of Sales Trading Australia. Paul has also held sales trading roles at Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Prudential Bache.


A trusted and experienced executive, Paul has an extensive network of domestic and offshore relationships including long-only asset managers and hedge funds.

Anthony 'Jav' Brown

Managing Director, Block Event®


Anthony is an experienced Director with over 25 years of sales and trading experience.

Anthony was previously a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank where he worked for 19 years and was Head of Facilitation and Trading for ASEAN. In his most recent role, Anthony was a Responsible Officer for the institutional equities business and was also responsible for trading and market development throughout South East Asia.

Anthony is well respected for his experience and proven ability to deliver high quality results.