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FX Roundtable Participants

John H Eley
George Houlihan
Ulf J Lindahl

John H Eley is president and CEO of Hotspot FX, Inc. He is directly involved with developing applications of Hotspot FXi's exchange/ECN-structured marketplace, which provides buy-side traders with centralized price discovery, and fully transparent, executable, neutral, real-time multibank prices. These applications include full depth-of-market view, which enables investors to see all bids and offers in the market; to trade instantly and anonymously on live prices and enter bids and offers to better their execution price; and a suite of real-time and historical multibank market data, which enables institutions to analyze and benchmark their FX trade executions.

Scott Freeman
Ed Hulina
Mark Robson
Scott Freeman is managing director, global head of electronic trading service, GFX, Bank of America and spearheads the firm's foreign exchange electronic trading initiatives. Prior to joining Bank of America in 2004, he was with Citigroup for six years, focusing on business development and new initiatives in e-FX.

George Houlihan is a member of Getco, LLC, in Chicago, an electronic market-making firm that specializes in equity, fixed income and foreign exchange trading. He has helped lead the development of Getco's fixed income and foreign exchange businesses. Previously, he traded interest rate derivatives for NationsBank Capital Markets in New York and traded fixed income options and was a quantitative analyst for First Chicago.

Ed Hulina is managing director and head of FX distribution for the Americas at UBS. During his 14-year career at UBS in London, Chicago, and Stamford, CT, Ed has been responsible for FX prime brokerage, global marketing, e-commerce management, FX risk management advisory, and started his career as an FX options trader.

Ulf J Lindahl is chief investment officer, A. G. Bisset & Company.

Mr Lindahl joined A.G. Bisset & Company in 1981 and oversees the firm's currency overlay and currency alpha programs. He is a 1980 BA in Economics graduate of Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden.

Mark Robson is global head of treasury & fixed income services, Reuters. Mark Robson joined Reuters in 1985 after a few years trading in metals and foreign exchange with Billiton Metals in London. He led the product management for the build and introduction of Reuters Dealing 3000 electronic trading and matching platform and in 2001 took on responsibility for Reuters electronic treasury broking services and as part of this he established a joint venture with ICor Brokerage in 2002 to support Reuters' introduction of FX Options and interest rate swaps trading offers. In 2003, Mark became the Managing Director of Reuters Treasury Services franchise, which accounts for approximately £1 billion in revenue, adding responsibility for information and dealing products. In 2004, this was expanded further, adding responsibility for Reuters fixed income business and his current title is Global Head of Treasury and Fixed Income.

Dr Mark S Rzepczynski
Howard Tai
Philip Weisberg

Dr Mark S Rzepczynski is the president and chief investment officer of JWH and a member of the JWH Investment Policy Committee. He is responsible for the day-to-day management of the firm. Before joining JWH in May 1998, he was vice president and director of taxable credit and quantitative research in the fixed income division of Fidelity Management and Research.  He also was a portfolio manager and director of research for a fixed-income money management subsidiary of Prudential Insurance. He has also served as an economist for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and a professor of finance at the University of Houston. Dr Rzepczynski currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Futures Industry Association.

Howard Tai, is currency & equity derivatives specialist, American Century Investment Management, and is currently responsible for both trading & formulating risk management strategies for the firm in foreign exchange, equity derivatives, and convertible securities. He joined the firm in 1995 with primary responsibility in FX but in subsequent years had responsibility for trading Asian, European, and US equities. While stationed overseas for American Century in 2000-01, he was also a member of the Asia-Pacific Steering Committee for the FIX Protocol Limited (, a global consortium promoting electronic interface of equities, fixed income instruments, derivatives, and foreign exchange between buy-side and sell-side member firms. Before joining ACIM, he worked on the sell side for nine years in various foreign exchange trading roles at several different firms, including Citibank and Chase Manhattan.

Philip Weisberg CFA, is CEO of FXall. He is the driving force behind FXall's entire business strategy, overseeing the development of effective technology solutions which exceed customer needs. He is also a member of the Bank of England Foreign Exchange Joint Standing Committee. Prior to FXall, Phil ran global currency options for JPMorgan.

This discussion was chaired by Simon Brady, managing director of Euromoney magazine, and Clive Horwood, editor of Euromoney.

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