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Foreign exchange debate: Participants

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Drew Bradford (DB) is managing director, head of global finance and foreign exchange at Deutsche Securities, which consists of the global exchange services, FX prime brokerage and electronic execution platforms. During his 10 years with Deutsche Bank his roles have included being head of GFFX Japan, head of FX trading in London and head of foreign exchange and commodity sales for Europe.
Vincent Craignou (VC) is global head of FX and precious metals options at HSBC. He was previously global head of FX derivatives trading. He joined HSBC in 2003 to run the emerging markets FX options business globally, having previously held senior positions at ING and Credit Suisse.
Paul Downie (PD) has worked at Shell for 10 years, five of which have been in central treasury as head of market execution and more recently as a director of Shell Treasury Centre Limited – Shell’s market-facing dealing entity. Global liquidity and foreign exchange management are primary areas of responsibility including dealing of FX, money market investments, commercial paper issuance and cash forecasting.
Huw Evans (HE) is a managing director and chief operating officer in UBS’s global FX business, which he has worked in for the past 15 years. He leads the business’s strategic change initiatives, and recently chaired the Bank of England JSC FX market sub-committee that examined the potential impact of new OTC regulation on the FX market.
Frédéric Jeanperrin (FJ) is European head of FX and interest rate corporate derivatives sales at Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking. He joined the bank as head of European corporate FX derivatives sales in 2006 and took up his present position in 2007. He was previously at Standard Chartered and HSBC and started his career at JPMorgan in 1986.
Richard Olsen (RO) is an economic researcher in high frequency finance. He is co-founder of Oanda, a market maker and information source for currency; chief executive of Olsen, an investment manager; and visiting professor at the Centre for Computational Finance and Economic Agents at the University of Essex.
Stuart Frost (SF) is a fixed-income fund manager at Threadneedle, which he joined in July 2007. He previously worked at Lloyds TSB and Gartmore, where he was hired to turn around an underperforming currency hedge fund. He takes a keen interest in crowd psychology allied to simple charting techniques and is an experienced trader and award-winning analyst.
Martin Wiedmann (MW) is a managing director of Credit Suisse in the investment banking division, based in Zurich. He is head of global foreign exchange sales and distribution, and head of foreign exchange in Switzerland. He joined Credit Suisse in June 2008 from Quaesta Capital, a foreign-exchange-focused hedge fund he established in 2005, where he was partner and chief executive. Before that he spent 10 years at UBS.
James Wood-Collins (JWC) is director and head of client team at Record Currency Management. He joined Record in August 2008 from JPMorgan Cazenove, where he had been a managing director advising financial institutions on M&A, IPOs and related corporate finance transactions, including the 2007 IPO of Record. He joined JPMorgan in 1994.

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