February 13 - 15, 2019
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Head of FX Trading
Senior FX Trader
Head of Trading
Campbell and Company
Head of Fixed Income and FX Market Structure
T. Rowe Price
Alex Sedgwick is a market structure analyst in Fixed Income Trading at T. Rowe Price. Mr. Sedgwick is responsible for performing custom research and analysis pertaining to market structure, liquidity, and trade cost/execution analysis across the various fixed income sectors. He is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. Mr. Sedgwick has 14 years of investment experience, one of which has been at T. Rowe Price. Prior to joining the firm in 2014, he spent eight years at MarketAxess Corp. in New York, where he was most recently head of research.
Currency Strategy Director
Global Head of FX Strategy
State Street Global Markets
Vice President, Portfolio Manager and Macro Strategist
Senior Portfolio Manager
Virginia Retirement System
International Equity PM, FX Hedging Specialist
Christina Qi serves as Co-Founder and Partner at Domeyard LP, a hedge fund known for its focus on high frequency trading. Domeyard closed its Series C in 2017 and trades up to $1 billion USD per day. Her company’s story has been featured on the front page of Forbes, Nikkei, and other publications. Christina brings experience in investment management, sales and trading, derivatives operations, and technology across Goldman Sachs, UBS Securities, Zions Bank, and MIT Lincoln Labs. She is a visiting lecturer at MIT, within Nobel Laureate Robert Merton’s “Retirement Finance” class since 2014 and is a case study protagonist at Harvard Business School. Christina sits on the Board of Directors of The Financial Executives Alliance (FEA) Hedge Fund Group, the MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association (MIT SBAA), Invest in Girls, the U.S. Non-Profit Boards Committee of 100 Women in Finance, and the Scholarship Committee of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association. Christina and her Co-Founders have been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 and Boston Business Journal 40 Under 40 lists, and is the Women’s Wealth Forum 2018 Founder of the Year. She holds an S.B. in Management Science from MIT and is a CAIA Charterholder.
Managing Director, FX and Commodities
MD, Americas Global FX Division
Victoria Cumings is the Americas representative of the Global Foreign Exchange Division (GFXD) of the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA), based in the offices of the Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) in New York. Since its establishment, the GFXD has grown to 25 members, between them representing around 80% of the FX inter-dealer market, and is represented in Europe, the Americas and Asia. The GFXD works with key regulators, Central Banks and other interested parties to monitor policy and regulatory developments that could affect the FX markets and seeks to ensure the establishment of harmonized regimes and infrastructure to enable a robust, well-functioning and effective FX market for all participants.
Head of Regulatory and Compliance Group
Chief Market Intelligence Officer
Rady School of Management
Capital Markets, Research Director
Brad J. Bailey is a Research Director with industry analyst firm Celent, based in the firm’s New York office. He is an expert in data infrastructure and market structure across asset classes and is a recognized thought leader in emerging front office technology, data/trading analytics and capital markets fintech. Brad’s research focuses on the evolution of market structure, trading, data analytics, and innovations in trading technology architecture and deployment. He has published research on FX, fixed income, cross-asset trading, trading analytics, market data, and cloud models for deploying trading and data analytic infrastructure. He has also recently worked on deep dive FX front office strategy and technology vendor selection.
CEO and Director
Tixall Global Advisors
Global Head of eFICC Product and Distribution
Mauricio Sada-Paz is Global Head of eFICC Product and Distribution at Barclays, based in London. He leads the execution of the eFICC strategy across Credit, Foreign Exchange and Rates. Mauricio joined Barclays in July 2018 with over 20 years markets experience. Prior to Barclays, he spent eight years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he was most recently Global Head of eFX Sales and Head of eFICC Sales for EMEA. Previously, he spent 12 years at Goldman Sachs, initially as a FICC Sales Trader before moving to FX Sales. Mauricio graduated from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University where he received a BS in International Economics.
Head of FX Trading Services
Portware, a FactSet Company
Global Head of eFX
Head of Multi Asset Analytics
Global Head of Electronic FX trading
Northern Trust Capital Markets
Ron is the global head of electronic FX trading at Northern Trust. Prior to joining Northern Trust, Ron was a director at Citi FX in New York on the FX Automated Trading desk, working on the creation and improvement of FX pricing and hedging models.In his earlier years, Ron honed his skills at Getco, Vortex Trading, as well as on the floor of the CBOT. He went on to become a founder and managing member of Holon Trading, a Chicago based electronic FX market maker, specializing in automated trading and liquidity provisioning. Ron has been involved in the electronic markets since 1999, and in the trading world since 1995. He has vast experience from both the buy and sell-side.
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. 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.
Head of FIC Quantitative Trading
Deputy Head of the Currencies team
BNP Paribas Asset Management
Momtchil is Deputy Head of the Currencies team at BNP Paribas Asset Management, where he focuses on generating alpha for portfolios as well as contributing to the investment process, both in the judgment and quantitative styles. Momtchil also contributes to the growth and development of our firm’s currency alpha strategy as a stand-alone product. He joined FFTW, a predecessor of BNP Paribas Asset Management, in 2013 and is based in New York. Prior to his current position, Momtchil was Senior Portfolio Manager for the Currencies team. Prior to joining us, he was a Director and Senior Portfolio Manager at Hathersage Capital Management, responsible for both investments as well as business development for foreign exchange portfolios. Prior to that, he was Head of Currencies for Hermes Fund Managers and Senior FX Portfolio Manager at Pictet Asset Management. He began his investment career at Invesco Asset Management, first as a Senior Economist and then as a Senior FX Portfolio Manager. Momtchil has 16 years of investment experience. He holds an MSc in Finance from Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, and a PhD in Financial Econometrics from University of Basel. He is a CFA Charterholder. Momtchil has advised various asset management firms, including PIMCO and Goldman Sachs Asset Management, in the area of currency return analytics. He has published extensively in finance and investment journals, including the Journal of Portfolio Management and the Financial Analysts Journal. Most recently, Momtchil has co-edited the book The Role of Currency in Institutional Portfolios, published by Risk Books. He is a member of The Economic Club of New York and the Swiss Society for Financial Market Research. He recently served on the Editorial Board of the Financial Analysts Journal (2010-2016).
Global Head of Client FX Algo Execution
Head of FXall
Jill Sigelbaum is the Head of FXall at Refinitiv, formerly the Financial and Risk Division of Thomson Reuters. Jill has over 25 years of experience in the financial technology industry, innovating the foreign exchange and derivatives markets. As an executive across five start-up firms, Jill is an expert in leading sales growth, business development and product strategy. Prior to joining Refinitiv, Jill was the Head of Foreign Exchange at Traiana, a market leader in credit risk and post-trade processing. Jill is a trusted advisor to the Foreign Exchange community and is a member of the FXPA (Foreign Exchange Professional Association) and sits on the FX committee of the Central Bank of Canada. Jill is also a co-founder of the Women in FX group.
James Sinclair co-founded MarketFactory in 2008 and now serves as executive chairman where he focuses on strategic initiatives. James is also a member of the Foreign Exchange Committee (FXC) sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. As a member of the BIS Markets Participants Group (MPG), James co-chaired the Examples Working Group that wrote the examples in the new FX Global Code of Conduct. Prior to founding MarketFactory, James was head of research and strategy for foreign exchange and fixed income at ICAP Electronic Broking. Prior to that, he held a number of positions at EBS since its inception in 1993, including head of Asia/Pacific, head of sales for the Americas, global head of product management and head of research and strategy. James also worked as vice president at Citibank based in Hong Kong and Tokyo for over 10 years. James earned a BS in engineering from Imperial College London. Outside of MarketFactory, James is treasurer of the Westminster School Foundation in the USA and, is a keen supporter of Yamba Malawi, a charity dedicated to alleviating poverty in Malawi. He is a keen cyclist, a certified US Coast Guard Captain (up to 50 ton vessels), and a skipper at the Manhattan Yacht Club.
Global head of Global Link Execution Services
David Newns is a Senior Managing director at State Street and global head of GlobalLink Execution services. In his role he is responsible for Currenex and FX Connect, GlobalLink’s core execution and trading platform businesses. Previously, Mr. Newns was Global Head of Currenex and SwapEx and prior to held the roles of Chief Operating Officer for State Street Global Exchange Trading & Clearing and State Street eExchange EMEA. He has more than 16 years of experience in the eFX industry, having joined Currenex in 2001 as a founding member of Currenex’s London operation. Prior to joining Currenex, David held several positions in technical services at MicroStrategy, a leading global provider of enterprise software platforms for business intelligence. David holds a Master of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies from Cambridge University, UK.
Managing Director and Founder
Javier Paz is an industry consultant and recognized researcher with FICC research experience at Credit Suisse First Boston, BankBoston, and Aite Group. Most recently, he founded and heads up FX research and advisory firm ForexDatasource.com. He has authored more than 50 institutional reports on electronic trading topics and regularly serves as judge for eFX industry awards.
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