2017 Speakers


Guy Verberne

Chief Economist


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.

Jan Dehn

Head of Research

Ashmore Investment Management

Jan Dehn, Head of Research, joined Ashmore in 2005. Jan has extensive experience of trading Emerging Markets sovereign external debt, local currency bonds, FX, corporate bonds, and Frontier Markets. He joined Ashmore from Credit Suisse First Boston, where he worked as a sovereign fixed income analyst covering Latin America, mainly out of New York. He has also covered Eastern European, South African, and Mexican markets in a local currency strategy role. Jan has worked as a consultant to the World Bank's research department in Washington DC on public expenditure issues and commodity shocks. He served for two years as an ODI Fellow in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development in Uganda.

Jan holds a Doctorate in Economics from Oxford University, a Masters Degree in Quantitative Development Economics from Warwick University, and a Bachelors Degree in Economics from Sussex University. He lived for several years in East Africa as a child, where his parents worked for various development agencies.

Patrick Fleur

Head of Trading & Execution


Kit Juckes

Global Head of FX Strategy

Societe Generale

Kit Juckes joined SG in 2010 as Global head of Currency Research, from the ECU Group, a London based currency management boutique where he was the Chief Economist. Kit has spent over 25 years as a strategist and economist covering bond, credit and currency markets in London, Frankfurt and Greenwich, Connecticut. He has worked for The Mitsui Bank, SG Warburg, and NatWest/RBS. Kit was born in Kenya, brought up in Paris, studied economics at University College, London and lives in Highgate with his wife Cheryl and two children.

Michael Metcalfe

Senior Managing Director & Head of Macro Strategy,

State Street Global Advisors

Simon Wells

Chief European Economist


Before joining HSBC as Chief UK Economist in December 2011, Simon worked as an economist and senior manager at the Bank of England. Over a twelve year period he held a number of roles in the Monetary Policy, Financial Stability and Markets areas of the Bank. For several years he was responsible for briefing the Monetary Policy Committee on financial market developments, although immediately prior to joining HSBC he headed the team analysing the outlook for UK demand and output. Simon also worked for two years at the Monetary Authority of Singapore, gaining valuable insight into East Asian economies.

Simon Quijano-Evans

Emerging Markets Strategist

Legal and General Investment Management

Simon joined LGIM in July 2016 from Commerzbank, where he held the positions of Chief Emerging Markets Strategist and Head of EM Research. Prior to that, he was Chief Economist/Head of EMEA Research at ING, following similar roles at Credit Agricole Cheuvreux and UniCredit MIB. Simon has 18 years of emerging markets experience, having also worked for the Thai Ministry of Industry in the mid-1990s. He has been ranked in top three individual and team positions in Extel and Euromoney client surveys. Simon holds a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Vienna and has authored/edited a book on Turkey.

Andrew Milligan

Head of Global Strategy

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Andrew Milligan OBE joined Aberdeen Standard Investments (formerly Standard Life Investments) in 2000 as Global Investment Strategist before being appointed Head of Global Strategy in January 2001. Prior to that, he was employed by HM Treasury, followed by Lloyds Bank where he was an Economic Adviser, and Smith New Court as an International Economist. In 1994, he was appointed Chief Economist with New Japan Securities Europe. He then moved to Morley Fund Management (now Aviva Investors) in 1996 to take up the position of Director of Economic Research & Business Risk.

Kate Lowe

Head of FX Prime Brokerage

Standard Chartered Bank

Kate Lowe (Head of FX Prime Brokerage at Standard Charted Bank) has over 15 years experience in the financial services industry, Ms. Lowe has held numerous leadership roles in prime services, clearing, fixed income and equities at Standard Chartered Bank, BNP Paribas, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan. She has led global teams in the Prime Brokerage arena, with a specific focus on business development & strategy, client risk management and product development. Prior to emigrating to the United Kingdom, Ms. Lowe qualified as an Advocate (Barrister) with the Durban Bar.

Marc Millington-Buck

Head of International FX Business Development

Moscow Exchange

Marc Millington-Buck joined the Moscow Exchange as Head of International FX Sales in July 2013 and is part of the Moscow Exchange's International Sales Team based out of London & Zürich.

Marc has more than 20 years' exchange-market experience. He has extensive knowledge of electronic trading in cash and derivatives products; including FX, money markets, fixed income, equities and commodities. He also has valuable experience in the trading operations and processes of electronic exchanges such as DMA, clearing and risk management.

Starting out his career in the Treasury department of an international bank, then subsequently its Treasury Sales and Financial Structuring teams, he has been active in selling FX and hybrid rate risk management products to large international Bank and Corporate clients from the outset. Marc has also been a trader of Futures & Options on LIFFE and LTOM and developed electronic derivatives trading and automated arbitrage systems. Marc worked with the exchange traded derivatives and electronic OTC venues, banks and prime brokers to on-board new and existing international clients for trading under risk managed, sponsored DMA.

Peter Plester

Head of FX Prime Brokerage

Saxo Markets

Philippe Waechter

Chief Economist

Natixis Asset Management

Philippe Waechter is Chief Economist at Natixis Asset Management and head of the Economic Research Unit. He was previously head of economic research at Banque Populaire Asset Management, a predecessor company to Natixis.

He began his investment career as an economist at BRED Banque Populaire. He currently lectures at the Ecole Normale Supérieure of Cachan.
Mr. Waechter was an associate professor at the Université d'Evry in 2003, is co-author of Subprimes, the Global Bankruptcy (May 2008), and is frequently quoted in the financial media.

He holds a graduate degree in economics and in econometrics from Université Paris I.

Brian Tomlinson

Senior Fixed Income Portfolio Manager

Allianz Global Investors

Claire Dissaux

Head of Global Economics and Strategy

Millennium Global Investors

Marc Tuehl

Global Head of FX Overlay

HSBC Global Banking & Markets

Marc started his career in 1996 with Deutsche Bank Duesseldorf in a Sales role covering Foreign Exchange and Rates products. He moved to HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt, Dusseldorf in 2000 working in Foreign Exchange Sales with a focus on structured products. Two years later Marc became Head of German Desk at LCF Rothschild in Geneva. In this position he was responsible for the advisory of German and Pan-European clients within structured rates, FX and quantitative asset management.

Marc became Head of Currency Overlay Management at HSBC Trinkaus in 2004 before moving to London in 2013 as Global Head of FX Overlay. In this position he is responsible for the global FX Overlay platform of HSBC providing passive and dynamic hedging solutions.

Geoffrey Yu

Head of UK Investment Office

UBS Wealth Management

Paddy Boyle

Head of ForexClear


Tim Cartledge

Global Head of FX & Head of Product

NEX Markets

Philip Maton

Treasury Director

Liberty Global

Philip Maton took up the role of Treasury Director at Liberty Global in January 2017. He is responsible for the firm's strategic approach to risk management across all financial risks. He also leads on the management of its pension liabilities.

He previously worked within Corporate Structuring at the Royal Bank of Scotland, thereafter as a VP within the Risk Solutions Group at Santander Global Corporate Banking. He is a CFA charterholder.

David Mercer

Chief Executive Officer


Noel Singh

Head of eFX Business Development

Sucden Financial

Noel Singh is Head of eFX Business Development at Sucden Financial, where he leads the firm's development of its non-bank FX prime brokerage business.
He has over 25 years' experience in banking and currency trading and joined the company from ABN Amro Clearing Bank, where he managed their OTC FX clearing business.
Other past positions include Head of FX Prime Brokerage for SEB and senior roles at Integral Development, Dresdner Kleinwort, EBS and also Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank, prior to its merger.

Stephane Malrait

Managing Director and Global Head of e-commerce for Financial Markets

ING Bank

Stéphane Malrait is Managing Director and Global Head of E-Commerce for Financial Markets at ING Bank. Stéphane joined ING to lead the bank e-commerce initiatives across all financial market products and to develop on the financial market group's cross-asset ecommerce strategy. Before joining ING in May 2015, Stephane spent eight years at Société Générale, where he became the Global Head of FIC eCommerce, creating an eCommerce business covering credit, rates, money market, emerging market and FX. Prior to this, Stéphane worked at JPMorgan Chase for ten years, serving in different roles in Global FX E-Commerce Business Management and cross-asset eCommerce technology.

Stephane has a strong background in financial markets and understands the need for continued technological development to drive positive change in trading and market structure workflows. He is leading the ING Financial Market innovation strategy and also working on the implementation of financial regulations that will impact the clients trading activity and transform how the trading floor operates.

Stephane is also a board member for several eTrading market initiatives and associations. Since 2005 he has been active with the ACI Financial Market Association - an international non-profit organisation that represents the interests of market professionals in foreign exchange and money markets. Here, he has chaired the ACI FX committee and overseen the launch of the ACI Fixed Income committee, representing the views of professionals in these respective sectors. He is also an active member of the ECB FX contact group working on the BIS Global FX code of conduct.

Jennifer Tinsley

Treasury Director Eurasia

Komatsu Mining Corp

Experience spanning 20 years plus in global operations in industrial chemical and mining equipment companies. Business partner for improved solutions including shared services, automated banking processes and change management.

*Cash and Liquidity Management in S. Asia ,Western Europe and Emerging Markets including : CEE, Kazakhstan, Russia, Gulf Region, North Africa - Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, South Africa.
*Cash flow forecasting & Capital reviews
*Foreign exchange exposure management. Risk Management - Insurance. Customer Trade Finance.
*Pension Scheme Director.
*ACT Cert International Treasury Management

Andrew Harvey

Managing Director, Europe, of the Global FX Division


Andrew Harvey is Managing Director, Europe, of the Global FX Division of GFMA (the Global Financial Markets Association). The Division was formed in June 2010 to support efforts to promote an efficient FX market, monitor regulatory developments that could affect the market and assist the industry in building out the infrastructure of the future. While focused on Europe, Andrew has responsibilities for global initiatives as the Division seeks to harmonise evolving rules for FX across jurisdictions.

Previously, Andrew was an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley where he worked for seven years - initially as European Head of FX and Cash Fixed Income. Andrew co-chaired the GFXD Operations Committee, and was an active member of the Bank of England Operations Committee. After leaving this role, Andrew ran the Global Emerging Markets Rates and Credit groups before moving to be the Global COO for Derivative Operations. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Andrew worked at Goldman Sachs for nine years within its Foreign Exchange group.

Pedro Jimenez

Inhouse Banker

Citizen Can

David Ketley

Head of Dealing

Harmonic Capital

Prior to joining Harmonic, David held several roles at Lloyd's of London, including Assistant Investment Manager where he was responsible for assisting in the management and maintenance of US domiciled portfolios. David gained experience in FX execution while at Lloyd's Treasury Services. David began his career as a market analyst at Dresdner Bank analysing domestic German markets for Dresdner's institutional investment clients.

He has a degree in International Business and German from Aston University

David Woolcock

Director - Business Consulting


Basu Choudhury

Head of Business Intelligence


Basu Choudhury heads up the Business Intelligence group for NEX-Traiana service with a focus on continuing to extend the cross-asset service capabilities for both the Buy and Sell sides.

Basu brings a wealth of experience as the former Head of Product for LCH ForexClear service, where he lead the design of the service for FX NDF clearing and was at the forefront of the definition of a model for CCPs to interact with CLS to enable the clearing of other FX products(FX Options/Spot/Forwards).

Before joining LCH Basu was at Standard Bank, where he was a business/technical architect focused on business and process reengineering for the local markets' desks across its global emerging markets footprint. Prior to his time at Standard Bank, he spent over 15 years building, designing and supporting banking and hedge fund business initiatives across Rates, FX, Equity Derivative and Credit products.

Basu received his Masters in Economics, specializing in econometrics and options theory, from the University of Toronto in 1997.

Paul Houston

Global Head of FX Products


James Sinclair

Executive Chairman


Marcus Butt

Managing Director, Global Head FX Prime Services


Prior to taking responsibility for FX Prime Services, Marcus was responsible for sales across Prime Brokerage, Futures & OTC Clearing and for the OTC Clearing product in EMEA.

Before joining RBS, Marcus spend 17 years at UBS where he held a number of roles in Prime Services, Securities Lending and FX

Joseph Peka

Deputy Treasurer


Joe Peka is Deputy Treasury for URENCO, the uranium enrichment company.
His scope of responsibility includes managing treasury risk, treasury operations and treasury technology.

He is a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant and Associate Member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.
His 19 year experience as a treasury specialist includes working as a treasury consultant for KPMG and PWC and as a treasurer for international insurance, retail and energy businesses.

Federico Catasta

Head of Risk Management

CNH Industrial

Federico Catasta was appointed Head of Risk Management at CNH Industrial N.V. in 2014 to oversee the Group FX and interest rate risk and insurance programs.
He has more than 15 year experience in Corporate Finance and Treasury functions both in Europe and the U.S. in the automotive and capital goods sectors.

John Crisp

Director of Product


John Crisp is the director of product at Fenics Software Limited. Fenics supplies FX derivative solutions spanning from pre-trade analysis, risk management, automated client price distribution and post-trade processing.

John joined Fenics in 1997. Prior to his current directorship, he was product manager on strategic product initiatives including an FX options e-commerce platform and an energy options pricing and risk solution. John also spent three years in Tokyo covering Fenics product strategy for the Asia Pacific region. He holds a BA in mathematics from Cambridge University.

Nikos Tsokounoglou

Head of Algorithmic Trading

ADS Securities

Nikos Tsoskounoglou is an integral part of the ADS Securities development team which is focused on improving the trading through the use of AI based technology. He works out of the London office and focuses on FX flow analysis based trading and pricing algorithms.

Prior to joining ADS Securities' he was a Chief Quant Analyst at ICAP looking at execution algos for liquidity optimisation models for spot FX pricing across emerging markets and G10 pairs. Before this he spent six years working at Client Knowledge overseeing a team of quants and developers, working to help banks improve their eFX capabilities.

Marshall Bailey


CIBC World Markets

Marshall has substantial experience of leading complex international committees and boards. His background spans a range of sectors, including banking and capital markets, government regulation, and public policy. Marshall has had an active role in FICC markets on working with codes of conduct, currently as a member and Co-Chair of the Market Participants Group of the BIS Global FX Code team, and has been part of the British All-Party Parliamentary Group on wholesale financial markets for the UK Parliament.

Marshall Bailey is the non-executive Chairman of CIBC World Markets Plc in London, and a member of the Audit committee for the London branch. As such, he has regulatory authority and obligation over all activities in the region. He has been an instrumental part of rolling out the stable governance platform in London.
Additionally, he is a non-executive Director and Chair of the Risk Committee of Chubb European Group Insurance Ltd, which is the world's largest property and casualty insurer, and is an Independent Director on the board of UK Financial Investments Ltd (UKFI), the government body overseeing the UK government's ownership of RBS and UK Asset Resolution from the era of the financial crisis, giving him substantial investment banking and leadership experience at an international level.

Marshall began his career in Geneva as an equity derivatives trader with a private Swiss bank, then at UBS in Toronto in 1991, moving to TD and RBC Capital Markets, where he served as Head of Institutional FX Sales in Toronto. He held a variety of senior roles at RBC over a period of more than 15 years, including Managing Director and Head of Client Coverage for the Financial Institutions Group in EMEA & Asia, and on the European Board of BAFT-IFSA. In 2011 he moved to State Street Global Markets, where he was Chief Operating Officer, as well as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for State Street Global Markets International Limited and Director on the Board of State Street Bank Europe Ltd. He has served Global President of ACI Financial Markets Association, where he worked to develop best-practise tools for education for market practitioners. He is passionate about clients, and works to enable a strong workforce from diverse backgrounds.

Marshall holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Winnipeg, a Master of Arts in International Affairs and History from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He has also completed the FT Non-Executive Directors' Diploma. In his spare time, Marshall sails and is a qualified Ocean Yachtmaster with the Royal Yachting Association. He also buys himself a new putter each year in his endless pursuit of lower golf scores.

Jasper Jorritsma

Senior Policy Advisor


Jasper Jorritsma is senior policy advisor at the Dutch AFM. He is policy lead on issues relating to market structure, market integrity, and commodities issues. He is also involved in strategy development.
He represents the AFM at ESMA's Market Structure and Commodity Derivatives Task Forces. From 2010 to 2013, he was seconded to the European Commission to draft and negotiate MiFID II and other pieces of legislation.
He studied economics and philosophy at the University of Amsterdam and the University of California, Berkeley.

Jeremy Smart

Global Head of Distribution


Jeremy is the Global Head of Distribution at XTX Markets, the cross-asset electronic liquidity provider. Prior to this Smart worked at RBS for three years as MD – Head of Fixed Income Electronic Distribution. He moved there in August 2012 from Morgan Stanley, where he had been a Managing Director in Foreign Exchange and Emerging Markets and more recently, Head of Fixed-Income e-Commerce and Global Head of e-Commerce Sales. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Smart worked at Deutsche Bank for nine years as a senior sales person for its e-trading platform, Autobahn. XTX Markets is a leading quantitative-driven electronic market-maker partnering with counterparties, exchanges and e-trading venues globally to provide liquidity in the Equity, FX, Fixed Income and Commodity markets. We provide consistent liquidity, helping market participants throughout the world obtain the best prices in the various assets classes we cover, regardless of changing market conditions.

Pritesh Ruparel

Head of Options Origination and Structuring

Sucden Financial

Pritesh Ruparel heads up Sucden Financial's OTC FX options business, having originally been involved with principal trading at the company in both commodity and currency derivatives. After a successful tenor in this unit, he saw an opportunity for Sucden Financial to build upon its existing infrastructure and presence in the FX Options space, bringing to market one of the most sophisticated and transparent electronic FX option solutions. He has built an impressive portfolio of clients, trading FX derivatives as Sucden Financial grows its presence as a leading non-bank liquidity provider for asset managers, hedge funds, corporations and FX brokers.

Nick Downes


FX Advisory

Nick is the Founder and CEO of FX Advisory Ltd, an FX consultancy helping clients to navigate the challenges of the FX Industry, with a focus on eFX and Data Analytics. Nick has over 30 years experience in the FX Industry and in that time has witnessed at first hand the changing market landscape from a voice driven, relationship-based market to a now highly automated, electronic environment. Over the last 15 years he has built, led and managed successful teams at some of the biggest eFX Banks and prior to that worked as a Senior Account Manager at EBS from 1998-2003. He started his trading career at Morgan Grenfell in 1986, moving to Credit Agricole Indosuez in 1992.