FX Week USA
Share, debate and network with over 250 senior FX professionals from the top buy side and sell side firms across the US and further afield.
Chief Investment Officer
Rebecca Patterson is Chief Investment Officer at Bessemer Trust, managing more than $70 billion worth of high-net-worth family assets and serving as a member of the firm's management committee. Prior to joining Bessemer, Rebecca worked at J.P. Morgan, as Chief Markets Strategist for Asset Management, as Global Head of Foreign Exchange and Commodities for the Private Bank, and as an Investment Banking Research Analyst, based in New York, London and Singapore where she helped central banks and sovereign wealth funds, other institutional clients and high-net-worth families. Prior to J.P. Morgan, she was a journalist in the U.S. and Europe covering financial markets and politics.
She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the New York Federal Reserve's Investor Advisory Committee, the Economic Club of New York, and chairs the University of Florida Investment Corporation's Advisory Board. She is also a board member of Global Kids and a member of the Economic Leadership Council of the Peterson Institute. Additionally, Rebecca is a regular CNBC contributor and is widely quoted in the financial press. American Banker has named Rebecca one of "The 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance" for the past five consecutive years. Rebecca earned an M.B.A. from New York University, an M.A. in international economics from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and a B.S. in journalism from the University of Florida. Rebecca lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.
Head of FX Sales Americas
Robert Savage has recently been appointed Head of FX Sales Americas at BNY Mellon. Before landing his recent position at BNY Mellon, Robert formed CCTrack Solutions and was Chief Executive Officer for over 5 years.
Since commencing his career in February of 1996 as the FX Trading Head SVP at Lehman Brothers, Savage has gone on to hold a number of notable positions during his 23-year-long career. Most notably COO at FX Concepts and Managing Director of FX Macro Sales at Goldman Sachs, where began to publish widely-read and insightful research focusing on the FX markets and the macroeconomic environment.
Prior to his 11 years with Goldman Sachs, he was the Head of New York Foreign Exchange Trading for Lehman Brothers and a Director of Proprietary Trading at Bank of America Securities, where he worked as a proprietary trader in FX, reporting to Richard Breslow. Other notable positions include Senior Advisor at McKinsey & Company and CEO, Editor in Chief & Head of Track Research at Trackresearch.com.
In addition to his wealth of experience, Savage studied at Yale University from 1980 until 1984, earning himself a Bachelor of Political Philosophy.
Head of Product & Business Development, Americas
Ankeet Dedhia is the Head of FX Product, Americas at LCH. In this role he is responsible for leading all products, services and business development efforts within the Americas for LCH’s FX clearing service, ForexClear.
Since joining LCH in 2012, Ankeet has been part of the product team for SwapClear, LCH’s interest rate clearing service, where he facilitated the adoption of regulatory mandates and managed commercial demands from a diverse range of financial institutions.
Prior to joining LCH, Ankeet was a management consultant for Ernst & Young, focused on strategy review and gap analysis related to OTC derivatives regulatory reform. Before this role, he worked at the CME on its futures and OTC risk management team, focused on cross-asset initiatives across FX, interest rates and credit derivatives.
He holds a master’s in finance from the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Stuart School of Business and an undergraduate degree in computer engineering from the University of Mumbai.
Chief Executive Officer
Gavin White is the Chief Executive Officer at Invast Global. Gavin has over 30 years’ experience as a high profile trader and senior executive at top tier investment banks such as Citigroup, Bankers Trust and Barclays Capital.
Gavin has utilised his expertise and deep market knowledge to build Invast Global into an award-winning specialist multi-asset broker and prime services provider. The firm provides high-quality trading services to funds, intermediaries, asset managers, and family offices globally.
In 2017, Gavin was appointed as an Executive Director on the Board of the publicly listed Japanese parent company, Invast Securities Co., Ltd (8709.JP).
Gavin has a Bachelor's degree in Economics (International Economic & Political Theory) from the University of Sydney (1987).
Executive Director, Global Market Strategist
Gabriela D. Santos is an Executive Director, Global Market Strategist on the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Global Market Insights Strategy Team. In this role, Gabriela is responsible for delivering timely market and economic insights to institutional and retail clients across the U.S. and Latin America.
In addition, Gabriela conducts research on the global economy and capital markets and is responsible for the development of the flagship quarterly Guide to the Markets – Latin America and other publications. Since joining the team, Gabriela has played an instrumental role in the expansion of the Market Insights program in Latin America. Gabriela is also a frequent guest on CNBC, Bloomberg, and other financial news outlets and is often quoted in the financial press.
Prior to joining J.P. Morgan in 2012, Gabriela worked at HSBC’s Private Bank for three years, stationed in Singapore, Switzerland and Mexico. In her role as a banker in Singapore, Gabriela provided strategic advice to High Net Worth European clients on managing their personal and family wealth. Previously, she was a trader on the structured products trading desk in Geneva, Switzerland and helped launch a credit platform in Mexico City, Mexico.
Gabriela graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics, as well as French. She is fluent in Portuguese, English and French and proficient in Spanish.
FX and Macro Strategist, Americas
John Velis is a member of BNY Mellon Markets' global strategy team and serves as FX and Macro Strategist for the Americas. He leads BNY Mellon's continued investment into North American commentary.
He joined BNY Mellon from State Street in Boston, where he was instrumental in running a Macro Research function that applied proprietary data on investor behaviour, market-risk modelling and real-time inflation analysis to the firm’s client base. Prior to his role as a senior multi-asset strategist at State Street Global Markets, John was based in London and worked at Vanguard Asset Management, Russell Investments and ABN Amro.
He holds a PhD in Applied Economics from Indiana University and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He was also a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
Natalia Gurushina, Chief Economist, EM Managed Debt Funds, VAN ECK GLOBAL
An experienced macroeconomist and market strategist, Natalia Gurushina serves as Chief Economist for Van Eck's Emerging Markets Unconstrained Fixed Income Strategy. As part of the firm's investment team, Natalia plays a critical role in providing qualitative and quantitative economic analyses for the firm, with special expertise in the emerging markets arena. Prior to joining Van Eck Global, Natalia worked for Roubini Global Economics (responsible for Emerging Markets Currency/Fixed Income and G10 Currency Strategies). Previously she was an analyst at Pantera Capital Management (Tiger Management spin-off) and EMEA economist at Deutsche Bank. Natalia has PhD in Economic History from University of Oxford and BA in Economics from Moscow State University.
Head of Currency
Arnab Nilim is the head of Currency at Goldman Sachs Asset Management. His team is responsible for currency portfolio management, trading and research for developed and emerging-market currencies.
Prior to joining the firm, Arnab worked at AllianceBernstein over seven years as the Lead Currency Portfolio Manager. Prior to that, he worked in the emerging markets trading division at Citigroup for seven years, where he traded and developed quantitative trading models for nonlinear portfolios composed of currency forwards and derivatives.
Arnab holds a BSc in engineering from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, and an MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, where he received the prestigious Leon O. Chua Award in 2004 for outstanding achievement in an area of nonlinear science.
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BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries. As of June 30, 2019, BNY Mellon had $35.5 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.8 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Additional information is available on www.bnymellon.com. Follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon or visit our newsroom at www.bnymellon.com/newsroom for the latest company news.
About CME Group:
As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group (www.cmegroup.com) enables clients to trade futures, cash and OTC markets, optimize portfolios, and analyze data – empowering market participants worldwide to efficiently manage risk and capture opportunities. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural products and metals.
The company offers futures trading through the CME Globex® platform, fixed income trading via BrokerTec and foreign exchange trading on the EBS platform. In addition, it operates one of the world's leading central counterparty clearing providers, CME Clearing. With a range of pre- and post-trade products and services underpinning the entire lifecycle of a trade, CME Group also offers optimization and reconciliation services through TriOptima, and trade processing services through TraianaAs the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group (www.cmegroup.com) enables clients to trade futures, options, cash and OTC markets, optimize portfolios, and analyze data – empowering market participants worldwide to efficiently manage risk and capture opportunities.
CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural products and metals. The company offers futures and options on futures trading through the CME Globex® platform, fixed income trading via BrokerTec and foreign exchange trading on the EBS platform. In addition, it operates one of the world's leading central counterparty clearing providers, CME Clearing. With a range of pre- and post-trade products and services underpinning the entire lifecycle of a trade, CME Group also offers optimization and reconciliation services through TriOptima, and trade processing services through Traiana.
Speaker - Paul Houston, Global Head of FX
Invast Global is a specialist multi-asset prime broker based in Sydney, Tokyo and Hong Kong. The company specialises in providing prime services to small/mid-sized hedge funds, asset managers, proprietary trading firms, other brokerages and banks.
The milestones have been accumulating fast for the entrepreneurial firm, with its institutional client base growing strongly worldwide and a particularly strong penetration into the hedge fund space. Multi-asset turnover for the firm now exceeds well over AU$100bn monthly.
The company has received numerous highly-respected industry awards, often beating larger, globally renowned investment banks.
The JASDAQ-listed Japanese parent company – Invast Securities Co. has a 60-year history as a Forex and Securities brokerage and enjoys stable, long-standing relationships with numerous tier-one bank prime brokers.
LCH ForexClear, a leading provider of foreign exchange derivatives clearing, delivers unmatched capital and operational efficiencies.
Built-in partnership with the market, and with the benefit of LCH’s extensive experience in interest rate swaps clearing, ForexClear offers industry-leading risk management for non-deliverable forwards in 12 emerging market and 5 G10 currencies and 8 currency pairs for FX Options and associated hedges. LCH ForexClear is a 24-hour foreign exchange clearing service.
Speaker - Paddy Boyle, Global Head of ForexClear
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We work with a variety of clients ranging from banks, brokers and hedge funds to proprietary trading desks. LiquidityFX for FX and smartFI for Fixed Income, are solutions available as software-only or as a fully managed and hosted service, collocated in all the main market places globally. For more information, visit https://www.smart-trade.net/
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BidFX clients have access to broker-neutral order and execution management services, which delivers them customized liquidity in all Foreign Exchange products from their banks and other providers. BidFX provides firms with a cutting-edge workflow solution ensuring Best Execution while encompassing a complete suite of negotiation protocols and tools. For more information, please visit: www.bidfx.com.