Speakers

Speakers

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Guy-Charles Marhic

Principal, Bond Markets and International Division

EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK

Guy-Charles Marhic has a rich experience of financial markets. He worked in the private sector in various institutions on money market and foreign exchange desks from 1992 to 2003. He joined the European Central Bank (ECB) in 2003 working initially in the ECB Front Office Division on money market and foreign exchange issues. Since 2013, he is Principal Expert in the ECB Bond Market and International Division focusing on market intelligence, the investment of the ECB FX reserves and FX related issues.

He was also Secretary of the ECB Foreign Exchange Committee from 2013 to 2017. He has worked for the FX Benchmark Group (FXBG) established under the Financial Stability Board to provide recommendations on FX Benchmarks and was part of the BIS FX Working Group (FXWG) to establish a Single Code of Conduct up to June 2017.

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Adrian Averre

Head of FX Forwards Trading

BNP PARIBAS

Adrian joined Paribas in 1993 working in IT developing exotic revaluation systems for FI. In 1995 he moved to Japan initially in a trading support role before moving into a trading role during 1998 managing the Yen options book.

Adrian left the bank in 2003 to move to JP Morgan Tokyo for an opportunity to run the Options and Exotics trading group and then to manage the entire rates trading group.

In 2008 he re-joined the bank to be head of IR/FX trading and went on to become co-head of Fixed Income Japan in 2009.

In 2012 he was appointed head of G10 rates trading and relocated back to London having spent 17 years in Japan.

In 2014 he transferred to New York to run the USD rates trading operation.

After the conclusion of the 3 year assignment Adrian returned to London to take up a new position as head of FX Forwards Trading.  

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Stefanie Holtze-Jen

Chief Currency Strategist

DWS

Joined the Company in 2017 with 20 years of industry experience. Prior to her current role, Stefanie worked as Sales Specialist for Passive in Asset Management. Before joining the firm, she served in Senior FX & FI Sales roles at Commerzbank in London and in Singapore, for instance being responsible for Asia Pacific. Previously, she served as Deputy Team Head FX Sales at the Royal Bank of Canada in Hong Kong and prior to that in London. Before that, she worked in FX Sales at Citigroup (in Frankfurt) and JP Morgan Chase (in London). Stefanie began her career in FX Trading at BW Bank.

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Paul Houston

Global Head of FX Products

CME

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Erik Norland

Senior Economist

CME GROUP

Erik Norland is Executive Director and Senior Economist of CME Group. He is responsible for generating economic analysis on global financial markets by identifying emerging trends, evaluating economic factors and forecasting their impact upon those who trade in its various markets. He is also one of CME Group’s spokespeople on global economic, financial and geopolitical conditions.

Prior to joining CME Group, Norland gained more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry working for investment banks and hedge funds both in the United States and in France working for hedge funds and investment banks.

Norland holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and an M.A.in statistics from Columbia University. He is also a CFA Charterholder.

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Steven Saywell

Senior Multi-Asset Specialist, Global Markets

BNP PARIBAS

Steven Saywell has been appointed to the newly-created role of Senior Multi-Asset Specialist within Global Markets. Steven is responsible for driving BNP Paribas’ research engagement across asset classes with the bank’s top institutional clients as defined by the new Titanium 10 sales initiative. Based in London, he is part of the global Institutional Sales force.

Steven began his career in financial markets 20 years ago. He was BNP Paribas’ Global Head of Foreign Exchange Strategy for six years. He is responsible for driving the strategic view and analysis on g10 currencies. His FX Strategy team pioneered a unique system od currency analysis combining macroeconomic and quantitative tools several of which incorporate registred trademarks.

Prior to joining BNP Paribas, Steven was Chief Currency Strategist at Citigroup, with a particular focus on developed market currencies. He devised currency research themes and generated FX trade ideas in major currencies. He was the principal author of the flagship publication CitiFX Views. During this time, Steven’s team was ranked #1 for currency research many years in various annual investor surveys including the Euromoney poll.

Previously, Steven worked as a currency strategist at Fuji Bank (now part of the Mizuho Group) where he was responsible for FX analysis with a strong focus on Japan. Steven has worked in the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan and Australia.

Steven is  regular presenter and guest host on several media stations including BBC, Bloomberg and CNBC.

Steven Saywell graduated from The University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia. He studied Finance/Economics and Japanese.

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David Stryker

Principal

GREENWICH ASSOCIATES

David Stryker joined Greenwich Associates in 2004. He is a Principal in its Markets practice and consults with the firm’s sell-side clients for FICC, equities, and retail structured products in the United States and serves as the Practice leader in U.S. Fixed Income. In addition, he manages bespoke client engagements and thought leadership projects within Greenwich Associates’ Markets practice.

David earned his BA in Economics (with honors) from Yale University and received his MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. 

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Dmitri Tikhonov

Managing Director, Head of Portfolio Management

RECORD CURRENCY MANAGEMENT

Dmitri Tikhonov joined Record Currency Management in July 2002 straight after his MBA programme at University of Cambridge (Judge Business School).  His responsibilities initially included research and development of investment processes. In October 2006 he was appointed a Director and is now Managing Director - Head of Portfolio Management responsible for research, the day-to-day management of existing portfolios and trading.  He was awarded the CFA charter in 2005.  Prior to his MBA programme, Dmitri was awarded a PhD in mathematical modelling and worked for Austrian Airlines being responsible for business development in the Russian market.  Dmitri is a member of Record’s Investment and Executive Committees.

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Guy Verberne

Chief Economist

PGGM

Guy Verberne is responsible for all macro-economic analysis within PGGM Investment Management - the second largest Dutch pension fund service provider, with currently €175bn under management. Guy started his career as a policy advisor at the Dutch Ministry of Finance, before moving to the banking industry, where he has worked as a senior fixed income portfolio manager, chief economist and head of strategy. He has a master's degree in economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam, specializing in monetary economics and finance.

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Philippe Waechter

Chief Economist

OSTRUM ASSET MANAGEMENT

Philippe Waechter currently chief economist of Ostrum Asset Management.

Philippe has begun his career at Bred Banque Populaire in April 1988 as an economist.  In 1994, he became Director of the economic research department of Bred Banque Populaire, then named Banque Populaire Asset Management. Later, Philippe became Chief economist of Natexis Asset Management in 2003 and of Natixis Asset Management in 2006. In March 2018, Natixis AM became Ostrum AM.

Philippe Waechter graduated from the University of Paris. He worked as a Professor at the University of Evry from 2003 to 2004 is currently a Lecturer at Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris Saclay.

Mr Waechter is very active on social networks and have been in the Top 25 LinkedIn influencers for France in 2016, 2017 and 2018

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Harwig Wild

Deputy Director

METZLER CAPITAL MARKETS

Harwig Wild is Deputy Director at Metzler Capital Markets, where he's been working since 2001. At Metzler, he helped establish the Currency Management team in 2013. Today, Metzler is a leading provider of currency management solutions in Germany. Prior to joining Metzler, Mr Wild held managing positions at Dresdner Bank since 1983. He headed their treasury departments in different locations in Asia, Eastern Europe and Paris. Later on he implemented the trading team for short-term fixed income instruments in Frankfurt. Thereafter he was instrumental to setting up Dresdner's "Emerging Markets" team. Prior to his time at Dresdner Bank, Mr Wild has been with Westdeutsche Landesbank's capital markets units in Düsseldorf and Luxembourg since 1975.

 

 

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Thomas Wind

Head of FX Execution and Emerging Markets

WOODMAN ASSET MANAGEMENT

Mr. Wind is responsible for Emerging Markets and Execution at Woodman Asset Management AG.

Mr. Wind has worked in the financial sector since 1997 - and since 2003 within his primary focus foreign exchange. He started in 1997 Nordea (former Unibank A/S) where he had various roles until 2005 where he left Nordea Investment Management to join Alm. Brand Markets on the foreign exchange/treasury side as a Dealer and stopped working in June 2012 as a Head of Trading & Proprietary, to join Woodman in August 2012 to build up the infrastructure on trading.

Through these roles Mr. Wind gained extensive experience in trading, risk taking (rates and FX), derivatives, treasury, sales, investment management and risk management in addition having built up an extensive international network.

 

Christoph Hock

Head of Multi-Asset Trading

UNION INVESTMENT