TradeTech FX USA 2019

February 13 - 15, 2019

National Doral, Miami

44 (0) 207 036 1355

2019 Speakers

Andrew Maack
Head of FX Trading
Andy Maack, CFA, is a senior manager in Vanguard Fixed Income Group. He serves as the head of FX Trading supporting Vanguard’s equity and fixed income portfolios globally. Andy has previously worked within the Investment Management Division and served as an equity portfolio manager and municipal bond trader.
Kristina Hooper
Chief Global Market Strategist
Paul Shahied
Senior FX Trader
Fidelity Investments
Paul Shahied, CMT, has worked on Wall Street for 20 years with experience in fixed income, equities, commodities, and foreign exchange markets. He began his career on the sell side, working at Merrill Lynch and then Lehman Brothers where he managed the FX e-commerce trading business and was a liquidity provider on the spot desk. He later moved to ITG where he was tasked with starting an FX trading platform for the international trading group. His roles at Fidelity Investments span FX and commodity trading, equity trading, evaluating FX executions across managers, and helping centralize all foreign exchange at the firm from systems & processes to execution & post-trade analytics and TCA.
John Radle
Head of Trading
Campbell and Company
John Radle is the Global Head of Trading for Campbell & Company, a CTA/hedge fund founded in 1972 with $4 billion under management. He manages eight traders across three geographic regions - Asia, Europe, and North America. He is responsible for global execution for foreign exchange including NDFs, cash equities, derivatives, and London Metal Exchange markets utilizing high-touch, direct-market-access, and algorithmic methods. He chairs the firm’s Best Execution Committee. John has 28 years of trading experience splitting his time between both the buy-side and the sell-side. John earned a BBA in Finance from Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, TX. He also earned an MBA in Management of Technology from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.
Dave Biser
Executive Director, FX & OTC Trading Lead
Campbell and Company
Joe Pach
Head of FX
Mellon Capital Management
Tomo Tokuyama
Director, Head of Trading
First Quadrant
Sash Sarangi
Senior Researcher
Sash Sarangi is the Head FX Trader and a Co-Portfolio Manager at F.D.O. Partners, based in Cambridge, MA. He has previously worked as quantitative analyst at Citigroup and Bloomberg. Sash has a PhD in Physics from Cornell University and postdoctoral experience from Columbia University. He is a John Templeton Award winner and has published multiple scientific papers in peer reviewed journals. He is also a co-author of an upcoming book, published by Taylor & Francis, on various aspects of AI.
Melissa Marquis
Managing Director, Currency Trading Technology
Wellington Management Co
Thomas Gentile
Head of FX
Crabel Capital Management
Jason Fromer
Head of FICC Trading
Manulife Asset Management
Alex Sedgwick
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.

Brendan McMurtray
TCA and Market Structure Analyst
T.Rowe Price
Michael O'Brien
Head of Global Trading
Eaton Vance
Paresh Upadhyaya
Currency Strategy Director
Pioneer Investments
Paresh Upadhyaya is Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager of Pioneer Global Multisector Income Fund. He also leads Pioneer Investments’ currency research effort out of Boston and serves as an advisor to the firm’s global fixed income and equity investment staff on currency-related issues. In addition, he helps lead sovereign credit analysis and advises the investment team on sovereign bond investments. Paresh joined Pioneer from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he was Director, Senior FX Strategist – Head of North Americas G-10 FX. Prior to BofA Merrill Lynch, he was a Portfolio Manager and member of the currency team at Putnam Investments, where he participated in actively managing $20 billion in currency investments in currency overlay, fixed income, global asset allocation, and international equity portfolios. Paresh holds a B.S. in Economics and International Relations from Boston University and an M.B.A. in Finance from Boston College.
Chris Milonopoulos
Director, Emerging Markets Debt
Lazard Asset Management
Lee Ferridge
Global Head of FX Strategy
State Street Global Markets
Investment strategist focused on FX and Fixed Income markets. Extensive experience having worked in both the London and US markets. Strong quantitative skills and driven to produce tradable investment ideas.Significant client-facing experience across the leveraged and real money community. Has managed strategy teams for a number of years.
Alessio De Longis
Vice President, Portfolio Manager and Macro Strategist
Alessio de Longis, CFA, is a portfolio manager for the Global Multi-Asset Group (GMAG) at OppenheimerFunds. Additionally, Mr. de Longis leads the group’s macro strategy, focusing on business cycle dynamics, global macro regimes, and their impact on asset class risks and returns, and manages active currency strategies in GMAG’s funds. From 2004 to 2013, he was a member of the Global Debt Team. He holds a BA and MA in Economics from the University of Rome Tor Vergata, and an MSc in Financial Economics and Econometrics from the University of Essex, UK. He is a published author in the field of macro-based currency investment strategies.
Chung Ma
Senior Portfolio Manager
Virginia Retirement System
Proven investment professional who delivers consistently high-quality results. Executes a hybrid approach of systematic management with shorter-term discretionary market signals for risk management. Effective communicator to any audience, from the executive to the lay person. Specialties: - Emerging markets equity - Optimal FX hedge ratios - Servicing clients and prospecting future clients - Creating customized portfolio solutions for clients’ specific needs - Portfolio optimization to balance the risk-reward trade-off; multivariate regression and modeling
Ken Chee
International Equity PM, FX Hedging Specialist
Ken Chee, CFA professional with over 25 years of experience. His expertise includes international equity portfolio management, FX trading, hedging and execution, equity swap execution, derivative hedging strategies formulation, risk management, emerging market stocks selection, and external investment managers selection. As a Portfolio Manager at STRS Ohio, Ken consistently delivers outstanding short-term and long-term risk-adjusted performance on a multi-billion international portfolio. He has also implemented a 50% currency hedging policy and is actively managing the currency hedging program. Prior to STRS Ohio, Ken was a Senior Risk Analyst at Bank One (currently JP Morgan) and Huntington Bank
Rohan Chauhan
Vice President, Trading and Research
Kathryn Kaminski
Chief Research Strategist and Portfolio manager
Alpha Simplex Group
Win Thin
Global Head of Strategy
Brown Brothers Harriman
Marc Chandler
Chief Market Strategist, Managing Partner
Bannockburn Global Forex
Nate Polachek
Portfolio Manager
Commodity Asset Management
Issac Libermann
Aston Capital Management
Robert Savage
CCTrack Solutions
Robert runs a small start up fund, CC Track Solutions, which is backed by CITIC Capital with 14 people and total AUM of $75 million. The focus of the fund is FX trading systematically, and Robert’s entire career has been focused on FX space starting with his work as a Quant strategist at Goldman. He will be taking part in the Oxford Style Debate ‘With recent underperformance by alpha strategies, now is the time to move to smart beta for better returns in FX’ on the 12th September.
Ulf Landahl
Portfolio Manager
AG Bisset Associates
Larisa Mathur
VNR Partners
Denis Popov
Atto Trading Technologies
Jens Nordvig
Founder & CEO
Exante Data
Christina Qi
Domeyard LP

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. 

Steve Reich
Managing Director, FX and Commodities
GTS Securities
Steve Reich is the Head of FX and Commodity Liquidity Solutions at GTS. He is responsible for directing GTS’ FX franchise, including execution liquidity and strategies for asset management as well as market making in FX, commodities, metals and futures products. Before joining GTS in 2013, Mr. Reich ran FX Clearing for CME Group. Previously, he was Chief Revenue Officer and Head of Sales and Business Development for Pivot Solutions, which was acquired by CME in 2010. Before joining Pivot, Mr. Reich was a co-founder and the Chief Operating Officer of Hotspot FX. Earlier in his career, he held positions at Barclays, HSBC, and Credit Suisse.
Jan Ivar Strømme
Managing Partner
Victoria Cummings
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.  

Dan Viola
Head of Regulatory and Compliance Group
Daniel is the Head of the Regulatory and Compliance Group. He structures and organizes broker-dealers, investment advisers, funds and regularly counsels investment professionals in connection with regulatory and corporate matters. He served as a Senior Compliance Examiner for the Northeast Regional Office of the SEC, where he worked from 1992 through 1996. During his tenure at the SEC, Daniel worked on several compliance inspection projects and enforcement actions involving examinations of registered investment advisers, ensuring compliance with federal and state securities laws. His examination experience includes financial statement, performance advertising, and disclosure document reviews, as well as, analysis of investment adviser and hedge fund issues arising under ERISA and blue-sky laws. After leaving the SEC, Daniel founded VIOCO, Ltd. (“VIOCO”), which provided consulting services to investment advisers and broker-dealers in the field of regulatory compliance, including compliance policy planning and implementation of soft dollar reviews, mock SEC compliance audits, and compliance training for supervisory personnel. VIOCO also served as a consultant to provide mandated corrective consulting to investment advisers that were sanctioned by the SEC. From 1997 to 2002, he served as General Counsel for Andover Brokerage LLC, which was ultimately acquired by SunGard (NYSE:SDS). Andover was a self-clearing member firm of the NASD, currently known as FINRA and a trading/technology firm that provided direct-access trading, order routing, and brokerage and clearing services to professional traders. From 2002 to early 2006, he served as the General Counsel to the Carlin Financial Group, which was ultimately acquired by RBC Capital Markets, LLC. Daniel then founded his own law firm and eventually merged it into Sadis & Goldberg’s law practice in late 2006. Daniel will be taking part in the Panel Discussion ‘Disrupt or be disrupted? Evaluating the emergence of cryptocurrencies and their potential place in your future FX portfolio’ on the 12th September.
Andrew Busch
Chief Market Intelligence Officer
Andrew Busch is the Chief Market Intelligence Officer for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. After spending 30 years in the financial services sector, Mr. Busch comes to the CFTC from the boutique economic research company he founded, Bering Productions Inc. (BPI), where he was CEO. Before BPI, Mr. Busch was the Global Currency and Public Policy Strategist at the Bank of Montreal from 2009 to 2013. He also served as the Bank of Montreal’s Global Foreign Exchange Strategist and was an outside advisor to the White House, US Treasury and Congress on the financial markets from 2005-2009. Mr. Busch began his career in financial services working in the foreign exchange trading department for the Northern Trust Company
Michael Melvin
Executive Director
Rady School of Management
Michael joined the Rady School in 2016 to teach and coordinate the new Master of Finance program. Prior to his return to academia, he spent many years at BlackRock and Barclays Global Investors (BGI). At BlackRock and BGI, he led research-oriented currency and fixed income investment teams. Most recently he was a Managing Director in the Multi-Asset Strategies Executive Group where he was Senior Research Advisor, working with investment teams around the globe. Prior to that he was Head of Fixed Income and Currency Research in a global macro hedge fund. He joined BGI as Head of Currency Research and was in charge of currency hedge funds. Until joining UCSD, he also taught a class on modeling currency markets in the Master of Financial Engineering program at U.C. Berkeley. Prior to joining BGI in 2005, he was Professor of Economics and Dean's Council Distinguished Scholar at Arizona State University. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Germany and a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Board, the Bank for International Settlements, and the International Monetary Fund. He has been a visiting professor at the Kellogg School, Northwestern University; Anderson School, UCLA; University of Frankfurt; and University of Munich. Michael will be chairing both main days of the conference, 11th and 12th September.
Michael Cheah
Academic Director
MS Global Finance, Fordham University
Ms Mayra Rodriguez Valladares
Managing Principal
MRV Associates
Mayra Rodríguez Valladares is Managing Principal of MRV Associates. She is a graduate of Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges, The Wharton School, and The Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania. She was also a Raoul Wallenberg Fellow at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has over twenty five years of financial regulatory and capital, foreign exchange, and energy markets experience at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, JP Morgan, BTAlex.Brown, and as a financial consultant and trainer. She has published over 100 articles in publications such as American Banker, Bloomberg’s Financial Regulatory Brief, The New York Times, Russian Petroleum, and World Oil.
Kenneth Monahan
Senior Analyst
Greenwich Associates
Brad Bailey
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.

Paul Aston
CEO and Director
Tixall Global Advisors
Paul has worked in the financial industry since 1994, specializing in quantitative finance for multi‐asset strategies, including currency. Throughout his career he has held positions on both the buy and sell sides of the industry, cultivating unique experiences, expertise and insights as a quantitative strategist, portfolio manager, trader and sales person in global equities, global fixed income, derivatives and global foreign exchange. Paul spent the first half of his career on the buy‐side holding prominent positions at Baring Asset Management, Santander Global Advisors, Putnam Investments, Fleet/Columbia Management and at his own fund Prometheus Quantitative Strategies. On the sell‐side Paul has spent the later part of his career specializing in strategies and quantitative alpha generation, utilizing electronic and algorithmic trading techniques, at Bank of America, Morgan Stanley and TD Securities. Paul is established as one of the industry’s leading authorities on the subject of market microstructure in global foreign exchange and transaction cost analysis (TCA), having published a myriad of widely read papers on these subjects as well as being the named inventor of two important patented solutions for FX TCA. Paul holds Master degrees in Mathematical Economics and Business Administration from Boston University and a Bachelors degree in Music Composition from Boston University and the New England Conservatory of Music.
Nathaniel Litwak
Global Head of FXPB
BNP Paribas
Alex Lenhart
Chief Representative- US & UK
Singapore Exchange Limited
Holden Sibley
Managing Director, Head of Americas eFX Distribution
Barclays Investment Bank
Ajay Kataria
Vice President, Electronic FX Distribution
Barclays Investment Bank
Mauricio Sada-Paz
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.

Christopher Matsko
Head of FX Trading Services
Portware, a FactSet Company
Christopher Matsko is the Head of FX Trading Services at Portware, a multi-asset EMS specializing in trade automation and execution. He is responsible for overseeing all facets of the firm’s global FX business, which includes guiding Portware FX clients through an increasingly complex regulatory environment that demands real-time analytics, transaction cost analysis (TCA), and custom trading capabilities. Christopher’s experience providing workflow solutions to the asset management community via multi-dealer E-FX platforms gives him an unparalleled perspective on the various execution methods employed over the past decade of market evolution. Prior to joining Portware Christopher held senior roles in management and sales at 360T and FXall, where his main focus was on growing both firms’ presence within the real money trading community.
Brad Bechtel
Global Head of FX
Kevin Kimmel
Global Head of eFX
Citadel Securities
Kevin Kimmel manages the FX business at Citadel Securities. Prior to this role he led the firm’s Equities client algo business. Before joining Citadel Securities, Kevin worked on cross asset strategy at J.P. Morgan with a focus on building out the firm’s electronic trading capabilities. In this position he worked with the firm’s leaders to invest in technology, further build quantitative capabilities, grow electronic market share, and operated the global cross asset Electronic Trading Committee. Previously, he worked at Intercontinental Exchange, Tradeweb and Lehman Brothers. Kevin will be taking part in the session ‘360° Perspective: FX eTrading in 2018 and beyond – how can you measure the performance of liquidity providers to establish the best partners in different trading scenarios?’ on the 11th September.
Ruben Costa-Santos
Head of Multi Asset Analytics
Ruben Costa-Santos is the head of FX at ITG, a leading independent broker and financial technology provider, where he oversees foreign exchange activity across the Analytics, Execution, and Workflow Technology divisions. Previously Ruben worked at Deutsche Bank, where among other roles he served as head of FX Client Platforms for the Americas, responsible for technology enabled FX solutions for institutional clients and for the cross border payments’ platform. Ruben has a Ph.D. in Mathematical Physics. Prior to working in Finance, he conducted research in discrete quantum gravity and statistical mechanics and taught at Utrecht University and at Stony Brook University.
Matt O'Hara
Ron Klipstein
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.

Jeremy Smart
Global Head of Distribution
XTX Markets

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.

Roel Oomen
Head of FIC Quantitative Trading
Deutsche Bank
Roel is the global co-head of electronic FX spot trading at Deutsche Bank. He started his industry career as a quant in cash equity algo trading in 2006. Prior to that he was in academics, most recently as a tenured associate professor of finance at the Warwick Business School. Roel holds a PhD in econometrics, is a senior research fellow at the London School of Economics, and has published widely on the econometric analysis of high frequency data.
Vittorio Nuti
Head of Client Algo and Segregated Execution of FX
Deutsche Bank
Momtchil Pojarliev
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).

Ralf Donner
Global Head of Client FX Algo Execution
Goldman Sachs
Ralf Donner is Global Head of Client FX Algo Execution at Goldman Sachs, responsible for the firm’s FX algorithmic execution offering, pre- and intra-trade liquidity and transaction cost analytics, and post-trade reporting. Ralf started his professional career at ABN Amro in 2006 as an FX options quant, followed by 8 years with Morgan Stanley in London and New York, first in model validation of options pricing models and then in quant sales, focusing on systematic FX trading strategies and FX market microstructure. From 2014-16 he ran Morgan Stanley’s QSI team in New York. Ralf holds a Masters in physics and a doctorate in theoretical physics from Oxford University.
Jill Sigelbaum
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
Executive Director
Market Factory

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.

David Newns
Global head of Global Link Execution Services
State Street

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.

Danielle Caravetta
Director of Global Sales
Javier Paz
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 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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