Speakers List - FX Week Europe


Guy Verberne

Senior Macro Strategist


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


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


Patrick is head of the Trading & Execution Desk at
PGGM since September 2007. PGGM is the third
biggest asset manager for pension funds in Europe with
approximately € 200 billion AuM.

Patrick is heading a team of professionals who can hold
risk or act as an agent servicing 16 different teams of
portfolio managers across all liquid asset categories. He
is responsible for all relationships with financial
counterparts and for all Front Office IT & facility related
Patrick holds positions at various committees and working groups (ECB FXCG, FEMR MPP, FMSB, BIS MPG, AFM/DNB and the ACI FXC.

Prior to working at PGGM he started his career as a FX trader at ABN AMRO in 1995. After 6 years he joined ABP (nowadays APG) to set up the trading desk which resulted in a cross asset team of 13 people covering all assets. In 2006 he moved to Lehman Brothers in London to become part of a new proprietary desk running FX and Rates risk.
Patrick studied Banking & Finance at the business school of Enschede and
Mechanical Engineering at the University of Twente.

Kit Juckes

Global Head of FX Strategy


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,



Senior Managing Director
& Head of Macro Strategy,
State Street Global Markets


Simon Wells

Chief UK 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.

Geoffrey Yu

Head of UK Investment Office


Simon Quijano-Evans

Emerging Markets Strategist


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


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


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


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


John Estrada

Global Head of eFX


John Estrada is the Global Head of eFX trading at Credit Suisse. He has been at Credit Suisse since 2011 working previously at BNP, Sun Trading, and Lehman Brothers in trading, financial modelling and technology.
John earned a PhD in experimental physics at MIT working at CERN before his career in finance.

Philippe Waechter

Chief Economist


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Brian Tomlinson

Senior Fixed Income Portfolio Manager


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Tim Cartledge

Global Head of FX & Head of Product


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Stewart Cox

Head of Financial Markets Operations


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Claire Dissaux

Head of Global Economics and Strategy


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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.




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