FX Week USA
This flagship event is The Conference to attend for the institutional foreign exchange industry: a day with serious content, for the serious players in the institutional FX space. And lots of networking.<br /> <br /> The industry has probably evolved more in the last three years than in the previous ten - that's the view of many long-standing currency veterans. But the rapid evolution is also putting a strain on existing infrastructures, relationships and processes, and the breaks and shifts reverberate far and wide. Liquidity, credit, regulation, conduct issues and last look are just a few of the issues the industry needs to work out. Meanwhile, markets remain sedate even in the face of escalating geopolitical tensions. FX Week USA is the place for industry leaders from the buy-side and the sell-side to gather and discuss new ideas and trends, to network with peers and to meet clients.
STANDOUT SPEAKERS FOR 2019
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.
Vice President, Director of Global Trading
Michael O'Brien, Vice President, Director of Global Trading, EATON VANCE
Michael O'Brien is a vice president of Eaton Vance Management and head of global trading, overseeing a team responsible for best execution of all trades for the Global Fixed Income department as well as other foreign exchange spot and hedging trades for other Eaton Vance investment teams. In addition, he is responsible for trading-related research and broker-dealer relationships for the Global Fixed Income department.
Prior to joining Eaton Vance in 2005, Michael was affiliated with Wellington Management Company for two years and spent three years at Brown Brothers Harriman.
Michael earned a B.A. in economics and Spanish from the Colby College, and an M.S. in finance from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. He is a CFA charterholder and a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society.
Executive Director, Global Market Strategist
JP Morgan Asset Management
Gabriela D. Santos, Executive Director, is a 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.
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.
VAN ECK GLOBAL
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.
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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 March 31, 2019, BNY Mellon had $34.5 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).
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 builds strong relationships with credit, equity, fixed income, FX and rates market participants to help drive superior performance and deliver best-in-class risk management. With our accumulated experience and expertise, we are uniquely positioned to help members and clients increase capital and operational efficiency, while adhering to an expanding and complex set of cross-border regulations. Working closely with our stakeholders, we have helped the market transition to central clearing and introduced an array of innovative enhancements, including compression, sponsored clearing, credit index options clearing, contracts for differences clearing, the launch of LCH Spider, our portfolio margining tool, and LCH SwapAgent for managing uncleared swaps. When combined with an uncompromising commitment to service delivery, it's no surprise that LCH is the natural choice of the world’s leading market participants.
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 Traiana
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