2017 Speakers


David Mercer

Chief Executive Officer


David is the Chief Executive Officer of LMAX Exchange Group – a global, high-growth financial technology company. LMAX Exchange Group operates a leading FCA regulated trading venue, LMAX Exchange, and has recently launched LMAX Digital - the first physical crypto currency exchange dedicated to serving only institutional clients.

David is a former City banking executive and currency specialist, with an extensive track record of building profitable, innovative, high growth businesses. He joined LMAX Exchange as chief executive in 2011 and led the successful management buyout of the company in 2013. LMAX Exchange is now a global brand and the leading operator of institutional FX exchanges and one of the UK’s fastest growing technology companies with a global client base (2016, 2015 Winner - Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50, Tech Track 100 Sunday Times: 2015, 2014, 2013).

Ibukun Adebayo

Co-Head Emerging Markets Strategy

London Stock Exchange

Ibukun is responsible for London Stock Exchange Group’s growth and collaboration strategy in emerging markets with a key focus on India and Africa. He has driven key initiatives such as LSEG’s “Companies to Inspire Africa” publication and also launched the Exchange’s first International Advisory Group for Africa bringing together key business leaders, investors and African regulators to solve the challenges facing African capital markets.

Prior to this Ibukun was Head of LSEG’s equity listings business covering key markets in South Asia, Middle East and Africa. Managing relationships with companies, international advisors and regulators; in this capacity Ibukun was involved in over 200 initial public offerings in London by issuers from these regions.

Educated in Bath, United Kingdom Ibukun holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and started his career as a foreign exchange trader for NatWest Markets in London in 1995. He went on to set up and run a successful business specialising in managing foreign exchange risk for African and Asian companies and managed a Forex fund investing in the dollar major currency pairs.

Immediately prior to joining the London Stock Exchange Ibukun worked in the financial communications division of United Business Media there he ran an operation dedicated to blue chip clients from across the globe in the capacity of financial communications adviser and was one time adviser to the Lakhsmi Mittal family and their companies.

Sherry Madera

Special Adviser for Asia

City of London Corporation

Sherry leads City of London's policy and trade & investment strategy for Asia. She works closely with HM Government and regulators and stakeholders in Financial and Professional services to create sustainable links with Asia including Greater China, India and Singapore. She engages with policy leads in foreign jurisdictions to promote and enhance London's position as a global financial capital.

Previously, as Minister-Counsellor and Director at the British Embassy in Beijing, Sherry was responsible for promoting trade and investment between the UK and China through her team based in cities throughout mainland China, Hong Kong and London. Her particular focus is on Financial and Business Services and the Technology sectors, as key industries of cross border growth. She played a leading role in the regular UK-China Economic and Financial Dialogues, and Prime Ministerial Summits, and the once in a decade President Xi's visit to the UK, and helps develop policy objectives as well as inward and outward investment opportunities between the UK and Asia.

Max Boonen



Maxime is the founder of B2C2, an electronic market making firm with a large footprint in the digital currency market. Previously, he worked as a trader in Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities at Goldman Sachs in London. His areas of expertise include funding constraints, balance sheet pricing and multi-currency asset-liability management.

Maxime holds a BSc from the University of Louvain and an MSc from the University of Oxford.

Susana Aristizabal

Director, Assistant Treasurer

Bombardier Transportation

Experienced Assistant Treasurer with a demonstrated history in a global manufacturer and recognized for leadership in process improvements. Skilled in Financial Risk, Cash Management, Treasury Controls, Corporate Finance, and Banking. Strong professional with a M.B.A. focused in Corporate Finance from HEC Montreal

Christian Schulz

Economist, Director


Dr Christian is a Director in Citi’s Economics team based in London since September 2015. He covers Europe and is Citi’s lead economist for Germany, Switzerland and the UK. Prior to Citi, Christian was a Senior Economist at Berenberg for four years, a Market Infrastructure Expert at the European Central Bank for three years and a Management Consultant at The Boston Consulting Group for five years. Since 2016, he is a member of the European Securities Markets Authority’s (ESMA) Group of Economic Advisers. Christian holds a Doctorate in Economics as well as the degree of Diplom-Volkswirt from Hamburg University and a BSc degree in Financial Economics from the University of St Andrews.

Dave Reid

Global Head of FX Prime Broking


Dave Reid joined Deutsche Bank in December 2017 and is responsible for FX Prime Broking globally. 

Prior to this, Dave was at Citi for 12 years where he was responsible for Prime Brokerage in EMEA and Asia.  Before this he held roles in Prime Brokerage and eFX at AIG Financial Products, Atriax and ANZ Investment Bank, and derivatives sales and trading roles in various locations globally for Swiss Bank Corporation. 

James Ashley

Head of International Market Strategy

Goldman Sachs Asset Management

James is head of the international market strategy team at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, part of GSAM’s Strategic Advisory Solutions group. He is responsible for providing international capital markets research, macro strategy and implementation 

Andreas Koenig

Head of Global FX

Amundi Asset Management

Andreas was appointed Head of Foreign Exchange Europe in 2013. He joined Amundi Asset Management (previously Pioneer Investments) in 2007 as Senior Portfolio Manager Foreign Exchange and is based in the London office. Prior to this, Andreas was Head of Foreign Exchange at Amundi's office in Munich, where he was responsible for everything relating to FX, including the dedicated currency fund, currency risk management, currency overlay, currency derivatives and currency forecasts. Andreas has worked in the investments industry since 1994. Before joining the company in August 2000, he was employed by Commerzbank London as Deputy Head of Global Foreign Exchange Options. Prior to that, he worked in the Frankfurt branch of Commerzbank as Head of currency options (1996-1998). He started his career in 1994 as a Currency Options Trader for Commerz Financial Products GmbH in Frankfurt. Andreas is a graduate in Business Administration from the University of Applied Sciences, Landshut. He has been a CFA® charter holder since 2003.

James Binny

Global Head of Currency

State Street Global Advisors

James is Global Head of Currency. He joined the company in January 2016 as Head of Currency for EMEA. He is responsible for managing the Currency Portfolio Management team and for driving State Street's strategic vision for Currency.

James has 28 years of Foreign Exchange experience, predominantly in investment management, where he has worked on or led teams at firms such as Brevan Howard, Gartmore and County NatWest. He also managed a currency manager of managers product at ABN AMRO Bank. He is well known as an industry innovator, and was one of the first individuals to work on Currency Factor processes over a decade ago. James joined State Street from Lloyds Commercial Bank, where he was Head of FX Quantitative Solutions. In this role, he created and led the team responsible for advising clients on currency investment processes both for risk and return.

James graduated with a first in Engineering Science from Oxford University

Craig Botham

Economist and Head of Emerging Markets


Craig was appointed Emerging Markets Economist on the Global Economics Team at Schroders in June 2013. He is responsible for the economics team's and the house view on the emerging markets, with particular focus on the BRICs. Previously, Craig worked in the Macroprudential Analysis team at the Prudential Regulatory Authority, where he focused on analysing country risk. He had previously worked in a similar role for the Financial Services Authority, undertaking a secondment to the International Monetary Fund, where he monitored and reported on market relevant events for EMEA and developed market sovereigns.

Andrew Cainey

Associate Fellow, Asia-Pacific Programme

Chatham House

Andrew is an Associate Fellow in the Asia-Pacific Programme at Chatham House and the Co-founder of Asiability Ltd, an adivsory firm that helps companies and non-profits engage with China. His research focuses on the impact of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, Chinese financial reform and innovation, and China’s broader engagement in international development and global governance.

Now based in London, Andrew has been based mostly in Asia since 1997, living in Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul and Singapore. 

As a management consultant and public policy advisor, he has worked with Asian companies and governments on strategy, institution-building, economic development and governance. 

As a senior fellow at the Fung Global Institute, he led research on Chinese financial reform and the impact of technology.

Andrew is also a fellow with the Hong Kong Institution for International Finance and a senior fellow at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (Security and Crisis Management International Centre).

He speaks Mandarin Chinese as well as several European languages, and he was a Kennedy Scholar at the Harvard Business School and studied economics at the University of Cambridge. 

Jasper Lillingston

Director of G7 Portfolio Management, Treasury

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Jasper is Director of G7 Portfolio Management within the EBRD Treasury. He oversees the central risk warehouse for all hard currency risks across the Bank’s balance sheet, and is also heavily involved with IBOR transition across various RFR working groups. Jasper joined the EBRD in 2011. Previously he worked as a macro trader, and was a market maker at ABN AMRO.

Liam Spillane

Head of Emerging Market Debt

Aviva Investors

Liam is Aviva Investor's Head of Emerging Markets Debt, overseeing a global team of EMD portfolio managers and holding ultimate responsibility for the commercial growth of the EMD business and delivering strong investment performance across our wide range of products. He is also portfolio manager for the emerging markets local currency bond portfolios.

Liam joined Aviva Investors as a senior portfolio manager before assuming his current role. He has previously worked for Overlay Asset Management, ABN Amro Asset Management and Fortis Investments as a senior currency manager for a broad range of absolute return, hedge fund and currency overlay mandates. He has gained considerable expertise in foreign exchange since joining the investment industry, beginning his career with an equity market focus at James Capel Investment Management.

Joined investment industry: 1993
Joined Aviva Investors: 2013

Bac Van Luu

Head of Currency and Fixed Income Strategy

Russell Investments

Van is an investment strategist and economist educated to PhD level with 18 years of multi-asset experience asset manager, sovereign wealth fund and investment ban

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.

Kaan Nazli

Senior Economist

Neuberger Berman

Kaan Nazli, CFA, CAIA, Senior VP, joined Neuberger Berman in 2013.  He is a Senior Economist on the Emerging Markets Debt team.  Kaan joined the firm from ING Investment Management where he led macroeconomic coverage of emerging markets in the CEEMEA region.  Prior to working at ING, Kaan was a research analyst at Medley Global Advisors, responsible for macro research and sovereign debt credit views for hedge funds, asset management firms and proprietary trading desks.  Before that, he worked as a research analyst for Eurasia Group where he advised financial institutions on east central Europe. He played a key role in establishing the Lehman Brothers Eurasia Group Stability Index (LEGSI), a comparative political and economic stability index designed to measure stability in more than 20 emerging markets.  Kaan received a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from the University of Ankara, Turkey and earned a Master’s Degree in Political Economy from New York University. He has been awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation.

Saeed Amen



Saeed Amen is the founder of Cuemacro. Over the past fifteen years, Saeed Amen has developed systematic trading strategies at major investment banks including Lehman Brothers and Nomura. He is also the author of Trading Thalesians: What the ancient world can teach us about trading today (Palgrave Macmillan) and is the coauthor of The Book of Alternative Data (Wiley), due in 2020. Through Cuemacro, he now consults and publishes research for clients in the area of systematic trading. He has developed many Python libraries including finmarketpy and tcapy for transaction cost analysis. His clients have included major quant funds and data companies such as Bloomberg. He has presented his work at many conferences and institutions which include the ECB, IMF, Bank of England and Federal Reserve Board. He is also a co-founder of the Thalesians. 

Christopher Clarke

Alternative Investment Strategist

Allianz Global Investors

Chris joined Allianz Global Investors in October 2015 to develop the group’s alternative investment capabilities. Chris has worked for over 10 years within alternative investments as an analyst, consultant and lawyer focused on strategies across both public and private markets. Chris is a UK qualified solicitor (non-practising) who trained with Travers Smith LLP specialising in financial services, corporate finance and derivatives and has acted on behalf of major pension schemes, asset managers and government institutions. He holds a Masters in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Merton College, Oxford University.

Hasan Amjad

Head of Algorithmic Trading

Cantab Capital Partners

Antonio Del Favero

Senior Portfolio Strategist

Rubrics Asset Management

Antonio is currently the Senior Portfolio Strategist at Rubrics Asset Management (London). He is responsible for the global macro strategy, the macroeconomic and portfolio strategy modelling of the firm.

From 2008 to 2016, Antonio was employed as Risk Officer at Brevan Howard (London). Antonio previously worked at Credit Suisse (Zurich) in Credit Portfolio Management and as a Financial Analyst in the Wealth Management Research division at UBS (Zurich). Antonio started his career in Milan in 2001 as quantitative analyst developing proprietary equity long/short econometric modelling.

Antonio received a Bachelor of Economics from Bologna University (2000), cum laude with a thesis on speculative attacks and balance of payment crises. He later received a Master of Economics from Bocconi University (2001) as well as a Master of Finance from ETH and University of Zurich (2006), again cum laude.


Richard Bateson


Bateson Asset Management

Prior to founding BAM, Richard worked at AHL, Man Group plc, and was Head of Dimension, AHL's multi-strategy systematic fund, including the Evolution and Genesis funds.

During this time, Richard was an associate of the Oxford-Man Institute, Oxford University and a Research Committee member.

Other key roles Richard has held include CEO of MGIM, an investment manager running assets in excess of US2billion, and Managing Director at Royal Bank of Canada.

Richard has a first class degree and a doctorate in Physics from Cambridge University. He is the author of Financial Derivative Investments" (WSP 2011) and has also written many physics papers.

Jean-Marc Bonnefous

Managing Partner

Tellurian Capital Management

Jean-Marc is the founder and managing partner of Tellurian Capital, a London based investment management firm focused on commodity derivatives strategies and also active in the financial technology investment sector. Before founding Tellurian in 2007 he was an investment banker at BNP Paribas where he managed the global commodity derivatives trading business from 1995 to 2006. Jean-Marc is one of the early investors in blockchain technology and was a board observer at Clearmatics, a London-based core blockchain infrastructure company. In addition, Jean-Marc is a professor adjunct in finance at the IE business school in Madrid, Spain.

Bernd Berg

Global Macro and FX Strategist

Woodman Asset Management

Dr. Bernd is a Global Macro & Foreign Exchange Strategist for Woodman Asset Management. Prior to joining Woodman he has been a Director in SocGen’s Global Emerging Market team in London, responsible for the EM Outlook and Trading Strategies (FX & Rates) for Hedge Funds and Asset Managers.
During his time for SocGen he early predicted the EM FX sell-off at the end of 2015 calling Short Positions in Commodity and Chinese related Latam EM FX like BRL, CLP a “Once in a Lifetime Short” already in the Spring/Summer of 2015.
Prior to SocGen he was a Strategist in the FX & Fixed Income department of Credit Suisse in Zurich being responsible for the strategic outlook and trade recommendations for Global Emerging Market currencies. Prior to joining Credit Suisse he held various positions in the hedge funds industry in London and Switzerland focusing on Global Macro / Emerging Markets FX & Fixed Income strategies.

Peter Matza

Speakers' Chair

Association of Corporate Treasurers

Peter has worked at the ACT since September 2006, having been a member of the ACT since 1992. He was appointed Head of Publishing in May 2008 and Engagement Director in February 2012, and was appointed to a part time position as Speakers' Chair in Kune 2016. In this role Peter chairs various ACT and other events and contributes to ACT event and editorial development. Peter is a Fellow of the ACT and a member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers. He has over 30 years' of treasury and banking experience. Famous for his witty banter, Peter is a regular blog contributor on current issues and ACT events.

Marcus Butt

Managing Director, Global Prime Services and Futures

NatWest Markets

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

Helen Thomas


Blonde Money

Helen Thomas CFA has worked in financial markets for over 17 years. She founded her own macroeconomic consulting firm, BlondeMoney, in 2017. Her team works out of offices in Oxford and London, and provides expert analysis on financial markets and politics. Before that she was a Partner at a Global Macro hedge fund and Head of Currency Alpha for State Street Global Advisors. She started her career in Foreign Exchange at Merrill Lynch before going on to work for Societe Generale and SEB. She has also worked in politics, as an adviser to former Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne during the financial crisis.

She is a CFA Charterholder and holds a degree in probably the least practical combination of subjects: Philosophy, Politics and Economics which she gained from Oxford University.

She is a Board Member of CFA UK where she is responsible for their sub-committee on the Value of the Investment Profession.

She was lead researcher on the book "Masters of Nothing" by the MPs Matthew Hancock and Nadhim Zahawi, which looked at how human behaviour caused the financial crisis and how to avoid it happening again.

Paddy Boyle

Global Head of ForexClear


James Kelly

Group Treasurer


James is Group Treasurer at Pearson, a FTSE 100 listed education company. James is responsible for Treasury, Insurance and Cash Management for the group. Since joining, James has done significant work to simplify its financial operations including streamlining its FX operation and has undertaken over $1.5bn of early public debt repayments through market tender and make whole exercises.

Marco Jean Aboav

Global Macro Portfolio Manager

Numen Capital

Marco Aboav, PhD., is a data scientist and macro portfolio manager responsible for Numen Capital's quant fund, which is based on AI and alternative data. He is currently Associate Professor in Financial Technology at Cass Business School

Ashraf Laidi

Founder & CEO

Intermarket Strategy Ltd

Ashraf is an independent strategist and trader, founder of Intermarket Strategy Ltd and author of "Currency Trading & Intermarket Analysis". Ashraf is the former chief global strategist at City Index / FX Solutions, where he focused on foreign exchange and global macro developments pertaining to central bank policies, sovereign debt and intermarket dynamics.

Ashraf had served as Chief Strategist at CMC Markets, where he headed a global team of analysts and led seminars and trainings in four continents. His insights on currencies and commodities won him several #1 rankings with FXWeek and Reuters.

Prior to CMC Markets, Laidi monitored the performance of a multi-FX portfolio at the United Nations, assessed sovereign and project investment risk with Hagler Bailly and the World Bank, and analyzed emerging market bonds at Reuters. Laidi also created the first 24-hour currency web site for traders and researchers alike on the eve of the creation of the euro.

Laidi regularly appears on CNBC TV (US, Europe, Arabia and Asia/Pacific), Bloomberg TV (US, Asia/Pacific, France and Spain), BNN, PBSs Nightly Business Report, and BBC. His insights also appear in the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, Barrons, the New York Times and a host of other international publications. Ashraf has given numerous interviews in Arabic, French, and Spanish to audiences spanning from Canada, Central America and Asia/Pacific.

Nick Wood

Head of Execution

Millennium Global Investments

Nick joined Millennium Global in 2007 as Head of Execution, responsible for the implementation of all currency products. With over 15 years of industry experience, Nick previously worked at Aberdeen Asset Management and Deutsche Asset Management with a focus on cross-asset execution.

Victor Lebreton

Head of e-Trading


Victor manages the strategies and the portfolio for Quant Hedge a prop-trading fund. His experience in developing electronic trading platforms, and quantitative trading allows him to discuss how systemic and algorithmic trading can assist towards investment research, and act as a tool towards more controlled and smarter trading

Philippe Bonnefoy


Eleuthera Capital

Philippe has been involved in the financial markets for over thirty years and managing money globally for twenty-eight years across multiple asset classes and trading strategies. He has built a number of successful businesses including the Cedar Fund and Cedar Diversified Macro Fund which were sold to Erste Bank in mid-2007; and Cedar Partners, the external investment advisor to Commerzbank for alternative investments; an investment business that grew over 600% during this period. Prior to founding Cedar, Philippe ran a proprietary trading and advisory firm specialising in global macro trading. This business had evolved from the international activities of a risk arbitrage firm established by former Kidder, Peabody & Co. colleagues. Philippe began his financial career at Kidder, Peabody in New York as an international corporate finance analyst. He then became responsible for international equity investment for Kidder, Peabody's London-based investment management business where he managed investments for institutional clients including the BHP Pension Fund.

Michael Hart

Chief Economist and Strategist

City of London Investment Management Company

Michael is an international economist and strategist with a combined 17 years of experience in economic and market research in the public sector, investment banking and asset management. He holds degrees in Economics from the London School of Economics and Columbia University

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.

Hassan Malik

Emerging Markets, Europe Strategist

Princeton University Press

Hassan Malik is a financial historian and investment strategist. His book Bankers and Bolsheviks: International Finance and the Russian Revolution is an account of the largest default in history, and is being published in November by Princeton University Press. He previously led Emerging Markets and Europe equity and currency strategy at the Ned Davis Research Group in London, and was an emerging markets macro analyst for Greenmantle, LLC. He began his career in equity research at J.P. Morgan in New York before moving to Moscow to advise foreign investors at Troika Dialog, then Russia’s largest investment bank. He received his AB at the University of Chicago, and earned his PhD in financial history at Harvard University. He has held fellowships at the European University Institute in Florence and the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse. He has lived in emerging markets in the Middle East, Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Eastern Europe, and is fluent in Russian, Spanish, and Urdu/Hindi.

Peter Plester

Head of FX Prime Brokerage

Saxo Markets

Nikos Tsokounoglou

Head of Algorithmic Trading

ADSS Securities

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

Prior to joining ADSS 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 10 quants and developers, working to help banks improve their systematic liquidity management capabilities.

He holds an MRes in Operational research and specialised in heuristic methods.

Vivek Sarohia

Global Head of Structuring, FX Prime Service


 Vivek Sarohia is the Co-head of FX Prime Brokerage, which sits within the Global Intermediary Services Division at HSBC.  He is responsible for the structuring, development and implementation of the FX Prime Brokerage platform to its global client base, and is a founding member of the service since its inception at HSBC in 2010. Prior to joining HSBC, he was at Barclays Capital , working in various roles including product manager for FX and interest swap intermediation, as well as working in their collateral management division. Vivek earned a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics.

Julian Gladwin

Co-Founder, Managing Director

Axiom Global Advisors

Julian has worked in Financial Markets for over 30 years. He is an Associate at Elixirr, the challenger consultancy, bringing his broad knowledge of financial market solutions and risk mitigation to the firm. Prior to Elixirr, Julian was a Director of Relationship Management at CLS, the FX settlement financial market utility. Julian's career of leading client relationships spans FX, Risk, Transaction Banking and Securities Services. He has held multiple international roles at Standard Chartered Bank, Northern Trust, Lehman Brothers and Paine Webber.

Ramy Soliman


Stater Global Markets

Ramy is Founder and CEO of Stater Global Markets, a London-based FCA regulated Prime of Prime brokerage for institutional clients which launched in October 2016 and has rapidly become recognised as a leading industry firm.

His extensive experience in the Financial Services sector, predominantly in FX, has been key to shaping Stater’s offering. Ramy joined IG in 2005 and quickly worked his way up the ranks before taking on a role at Citi, within the successful Margin FX desk. After five years at Citi, he joined Integral as Vice President, EMEA Sales.

Ramy has a passion for product innovation and driving the sector forward. He is fluent in English and Arabic and has an LLB with Honours from the University of Liverpool in 2000.

Jonathan Brewer

Managing Partner

IS Prime

Jonathan is a Managing Partner at IS Prime, having co-founded the FCA regulated Prime of Prime brokerage in 2014. With responsibilities for business strategy, client acquisition and client solutions, Jonathan has played a key role in growing IS Prime into one of the pre-eminent PoP providers in the market.

Prior to setting up IS Prime, Jonathan spent over five years as Head of eFX Sales at Sucden Financial, where he was responsible for the sales and management of the eFX business. He joined Sucden Financial from Goldman Sachs, where he focused on selling electronic trading and clearing solutions to the largest hedge funds, banks and real money asset managers in Europe.

Jonathan has a track record of success in electronic trading, with a main focus on Listed Derivatives and Foreign Exchange. He has an MA in Economics and Economic History from Edinburgh University.

Richard Turner

Senior Trader

Insight Investment

Richard has been at Insight Investment since 2012, and was previously at Pareto Partners

David Woolcock



Matthew Maloney


CFH Clearing

Matthew was appointed CEO of CFH Clearing in 2016, having joined the firm as Chief Financial Officer in 2014 and played a major role in the sale of CFH to Playtech, a FTSE-250 listed company.

At CFH Clearing, which is part of Playtech’s Financials Division, TradeTech Group, Matthew’s focus is on global growth and delivering excellence for the firm’s institutional and professional clients who operate in over 80 jurisdictions.

Prior to joining CFH Clearing, Matthew Maloney, a qualified Chartered Accountant, was Head of Finance at Moneycorp, the foreign exchange and international payments specialist, where he was responsible for financial reporting and was heavily involved in the sale of the business to Bridgepoint in 2014.

His career history includes Head of Finance at Bridgewell, the boutique investment bank, and a variety of roles at London Stock Exchange plc covering M&A, Investor Relations and financial reporting. He began his career in 1997 at PwC in London, completing his accountancy qualifications in 2010 and progressing to Team Manager for numerous plc and privately held entities.


Paulo Rosario

Senior Economist, Data Scientist

M&G Prudential

Arnab Das

Global Head of Emerging Market Macro


Arnab Das is Global Market Strategist in the EMEA region, based in London, and a member of Invesco’s Global Thought Leadership team. He helps develop and communicate analysis and insight on the global economy and financial markets across asset classes for clients, media, governments and central banks. He works with Invesco’s investment teams across disciplines and regions and is a member of Invesco’s Global Investor Forum Advisory Council with a focus on global macro and emerging markets. Arnab’s research interests span economic policy, performance and reform; and economic and financial history.

Arnab joined Invesco in 2015 as Head of EM macro research for Invesco Fixed Income. He began his career in finance in 1992, and has served as Co-head of Economic Research & Strategy at Roubini Global Economics; Co-head of Global Economics & Strategy, Head of Global FX Research, and Head of EM Economics & Strategy at Dresdner Kleinwort; and Head of EEMEA Research at JP Morgan. He has also been a private consultant in global and emerging markets, as well as consulting with Trusted Sources, a specialist EM research boutique.

Arnab’s studies were in macroeconomics, economic history and international political economy. He received an AB from Princeton University in 1986 and completed his postgraduate and doctoral work at the London School of Economics in 1987-1992.