Mr Woodford is the CEO of Seed SEF and Seed Futures, a US registered swap execution facility and designated contract market, focused on providing risk mitigation tools for emerging agricultural commodities. Mr. Woodford previously worked at the Mayfair-based hedge fund Lansdowne Partners in the European Strategies Fund. Mr Woodford also gained experience at Muddy Waters Research, the options trading and research group. His role included forensic accounting as well as the quantitative risk analysis of short positions. Mr. Woodford graduated with First Class Honors from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom, with a triple major in politics, economics and philosophy. Woodford completed his Master of Finance at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, specializing in agricultural commodities. His thesis (publication forthcoming) focused on the analyzing the impact of the poppy and wheat markets on the stability of Afghanistan.