Foreign exchange debate: Participants
|James Kwok (JK) joined Amundi London as head of currency management in October 2010. He has more 16 years’ investment experience, focusing on currency markets. He spent 11 years at SGAM Paris, after having managed global bond portfolios at Yamaichi Asset Management in Japan. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a MBA from the Manchester Business School.
video: James Kwok, Amundi, on effective currency depreciation
|Richard Longmore (RL) is head of EMEA FX & PM sales in London at UBS, which he joined in June 2010. He has worked in the FX markets for 22 years, most recently as head of EMEA FX sales at Barclays Capital. He read politics, literature and history of Europe at the University of Sussex.
|Mani Mahjouri (MM) is global head of foreign exchange at Sun Trading, a proprietary trading firm that specializes in high frequency. He was previously at Meadowvale Advisors, before which he spent eight years at AQR Capital, where he was primarily responsible for building and deploying quantitative trading strategies in fixed income.
video: Mani Mahjouri, Sun Trading, on VPIN modelling and high frequency trading
|Ian O’Flaherty (IOF) is managing director and global head of FX e-commerce at Deutsche Bank.
video: Ian O’Flaherty, Deutsche Bank, on algorithmic trading in FX
|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; is chief executive of Olsen, an investment manager; and visiting professor at the Centre for Computational Finance and Economic Agents at the University of Essex.
video: Richard Olsen, Oanda, on high frequency trading and intra-day interest rates
|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, based in Zurich and is also head of foreign exchange in Switzerland. He joined Credit Suisse in June 2008 from Quaesta Capital, an FX-focused hedge fund that he established in 2005. Before that, he spent 10 years at UBS, most recently as global head of foreign exchange distribution and had earlier worked at Citibank in Frankfurt, Dresdner Bank in New York and Deutsche Girozentrale in Luxembourg.
video: Martin Wiedmann, Credit Suisse, on high frequency trading