2022 Speakers

2022 Speakers

Our expert risk management, risk transfer, operational risk and FX trading speakers

Jeremy Arnold

Chief risk officer

NatWest Markets

Jeremy Arnold joined NatWest Markets as chief risk officer in September 2018 and is responsible for leading the organisation's risk function by defining and delivering risk, conduct, compliance and financial crime strategies to support its ambition, strategy and risk appetite. He has extensive experience, spanning a variety of roles in trading and risk management over the past 30 years at a number of leading global financial institutions.

Stuart Lewis

Group chief risk officer

Deutsche Bank

Danny Frost

Chief risk officer, Emea


Danny Frost joined AIG in June 2015 and currently serves as chief risk officer and regional head of operational risk for Emea and Apac. Before joining AIG, he held roles in investment banking, managing derivative operations, the middle office and prime brokerage functions. Frost spent 19 years at Credit Suisse and most recently held the positions of global head of operational risk for collateral, clearing, valuations and liquidity, and global head of new business and new product approval.

Bruce Fletcher

Group chief risk officer

Natwest Group

Deirdre Hannigan

Group chief risk officer


David Glendinning

Chief risk officer UK

Societe Generale

James Parker

Chief risk officer, wealth management

Credit Suisse

James Parker is the chief risk officer of Credit Suisse’s wealth management division, covering Guernsey, the Middle East, Turkey and Africa. He is experienced in heading up risk management functions internationally across financial services ranging from investment banking to fintech industries. Parker is skilled in strategic transformational change management involving automated risk systems implementation within the investment banking global markets division. Strong management and chairing of board-level risk committees covering entities in the UK, US, European Union and Asia-Pacific.  A leader with advisory acumen and skilled in market risk, credit risk, liquidity risk, trading, operational risk management and derivatives, he has in-depth experience of transforming risk functions at the world’s leading financial institutions, start-ups and growth companies. Parker has experience of working with private equity firms and managing a sale process involving potential investors.

Cyrille Sallé de Chou

Chief risk officer, UK wealth and personal banking


Cyrille Sallé de Chou joined HSBC in 2016 as chief risk officer (CRO) at HSBC Wealth & Personal Banking. He has more than 18 years of experience in retail banking in the UK. Prior to joining HSBC, Sallé de Chou was CRO at RateSetter. This followed 8 years at Lloyds Banking Group, where he served as credit risk director for the mortgage business, cards and current accounts and 7 years at Capital One Europe, where he served as chief credit officer.

Ebbe Negenman

Chief risk officer and executive board member


Ebbe Negenman is chief risk officer and a member of the executive board at Knab.

Pascal Traccucci

Global head of risk

La Francaise Asset Management

Pascal Traccucci is global head of risk at La Francaise Asset Management. He was previously responsible for enterprise risk management at Allianz Asset Management, hoPimco and Allianz Global Investors, and was global head of investment risk at Invesco. After starting his career at JP Morgan's capital markets research team, he held various positions in portfolio and product management with Invesco. He graduated in business and mathematics from Lyon and Frankfurt universities.

Nicola Crawford

Chief risk officer

National Bank of Kuwait

Sophie Dupre‑Echeverria

Chief risk officer

Gulf International Bank

Sophie Dupre-Echeverria is a risk practitioner working across risk and compliance at executive level to drive sustainable risk culture across organisations. She has worked at asset managers, private banks and corporate banks of big and medium sizes, mostly in the UK but always with international exposure. Dupre-Echeverria joined Gulf international Bank as Chief risk officer in January 2019.

Dominic Clarke

Global head of risk functions and group head of operational risk

Standard Chartered Bank

Chris Knight

Group chief risk officer

Legal and General

Chris Knight took the role of group chief risk officer (CRO) in May 2021. For the previous three years he had been the chief executive of Legal and General’s retail retirement business, where he led the expansion of annuity propositions, developed one of the leading providers of lifetime mortgages and launched our financial advice and care businesses. Knight also serves as Legal and General’s customer champion, representing retail customers’ interests across the whole product range, a perspective he brings to his CRO role. He has previously held positions at Legal and General of finance director of the international division, and chief financial officer of Legal & General Assurance Society. Knight has a first-class economics degree from King’s College, Cambridge and has worked on four continents in a career spanning more than three decades. He is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

Erkka Näsäkkälä

Head of group risk

SEB Group

Hannes Mösenbacher

Chief risk officer

Raiffeisen Bank International

Hannes Mösenbacher is chief risk officer at Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI). He started his banking career in risk management in 1998, joining Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich in 2008 as head of its risk controlling division. In 2017 Mösenbacher joined RBI Group’s board of management where he has since served as chief risk officer. He also holds several supervisory board mandates. He holds a PhD in business administration from the Vienna University of Economics and Business, and a masters degree in business economics from the University of Graz. While enrolled at the University of Graz, Mösenbacher also studied at the University of Oklahoma.

Navin Sharma

Group vice-president and director, fixed income risk

T. Rowe Price

Tom Kartanowicz

Regional chief information security officer


Jezri Mohideen

Wholesale chief digital officer


Nick Stansbury

Head of climate solutions

Legal & General Investment Management

Jérôme Henry

Principal adviser, macroprudential policy and financial stability

European Central Bank

Jérôme Henry is the principal adviser in the European Central Bank (ECB) macroprudential policy and financial stability division. His responsibilities cover financial stability assessments and the related infrastructure requirements. Henry has led ECB teams for quality assurance of the single supervisory mechanism stress tests and was involved in country crisis management. He also worked at the Bank for International Settlements as a Financial Stability Institute fellow. Prior to this, Henry was a long-standing Eurosystem forecast co-ordinator. He started his time at the ECB leading the macromodelling team. Prior to his central bank career, Henry conducted research at the French Economic Observatory and the French National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. He is a founding member of the Centre for Economic Policy Research Euro Area Business Cycle Network. An Ensae Paris graduate, Henry holds a PhD in Economics and a bachelors degree in History from Paris Sorbonne.

Niko Herrala

Head of monetary policy implementation

Bank of Finland

Niko Herrala works as a Head of Division in the Market Operations Department at the Bank of Finland. He is also a member of ESCB's Working Group on Monetary Policy Implementation.

Duncan Wood

Global editorial director


Duncan Wood is the London-based editor-in-chief of Risk.net. He was promoted to the role at the start of 2015, to lead the editorial reorganisation of the website and its print titles. Wood had been editor of Risk magazine since July 2011. He rejoined Risk as European editor in October 2009, having originally worked for Risk and Asia Risk in London and Hong Kong as a writer and researcher between 1998 and 2000.
In the intervening years, Wood was news editor for the Oliver Wyman-founded online start-up ERisk.com. He also worked freelance for six years while living in Germany, with his work featuring in Euromoney, Financial News, IFR, and The Wall Street Journal, as well as Risk magazine and its sister titles. Wood has written about derivatives and risk throughout his 17-year career in journalism. He is a Neal Awards finalist, and has won Incisive Media's journalist and editor of the year awards.

Tom Osborn

Editor, risk management


Tom Osborn is the desk editor of Risk.net's risk management coverage. Prior to joining Risk, he reported on the futures and foreign exchange industries for Dow Jones' Financial News and the Euromoney group of publications. Osborn holds a bachelor's degree in English literature from the University of Warwick.

Peter Mennie

Global head of ESG integration and research, and global head of investment risk and quantitative analytics

Manulife Investment Management

Peter Mennie is global head of environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration and research, and global head of investment risk and quantitative analytics at Manulife Investment Management. In these roles, he leads Manulife Investment Management’s team of dedicated ESG research and integration analysts to advance the firm’s ESG agenda. The team works with portfolio management teams on progressing ESG integration processes and conducting ESG engagement with investee companies; works with Manulife Investment Management’s sales and product teams on ESG strategy and marketing; and represents Manulife Investment Management on various industry groups and collaborative initiatives. Mennie provides global risk leadership for all asset classes, and ensures a consistent global approach to monitoring and managing investment risk and portfolio structure.

He also serves as the chief operating officer of Manulife Investment Management Europe. Mennie has held numerous positions within Manulife Investment Management, including as a senior portfolio manager. Prior to that, he has held a number of fund management positions focusing on various regional markets at Manulife Investment Management. Mennie is a member of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Society of the UK and of the CFA Institute, and holds an Associate of the Society of Investment Professionals designation, a recognised qualification of the CFA Institute.

Christian Kjaer

Head of liquid markets


Christian Kjær is Senior Vice President and ATP’s Head of Liquid Markets, an in-house risk-balanced multi-asset investment team with overall responsibility for the liquid part of ATP’s investment portfolio. He is a member of the investment committee, the committee for social responsibility and the corporate governance forum within ATP. Christian has previously held responsibility for global equities, inflation and volatility in ATP which he joined in 2015 as Portfolio Manager.


Prior to joining ATP Christian was Head of Inflation Trading in Nordea Markets. Before that he held positions in the Insurance and Pension Solutions Group at Credit Suisse, the Institutional Solutions group at Nordea Markets and Mckinsey & Company


Christian holds a M.Sc in Economics and a Ph.D in Economics (Game Theory) from the University of Aarhus, Denmark


In his spare time, Christian enjoys hanging out with his family and loves taking his race bike for a spin in the countryside


Ilja Faerman

Vice-president and head of client solutions group


Ilja Faerman is vice-president and head of client solutions group at Numerix. He has successfully delivered projects across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, covering pricing of complex derivatives in multiple asset classes and calculating market and counterparty credit risk figures for large portfolios of simple and complex instruments. Prior to joining Numerix, Faerman worked as a financial engineer and model validation analyst at Thomson Reuters. He holds a bachelor of science degree in business and computer science from the University of Rostock and an masters of science degree in finance from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.

Stefan Zohren

Deputy director

Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance

Stefan Zohren is deputy director of the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance and an associate professor at the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford. He is a fellow of the Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for artificial intelligence (AI) and data science. Zohren’s research is focused on machine learning in finance, including deep learning, reinforcement learning, network and natural language processing approaches, and early use cases of quantum computing. He works with Man Group on commercial research projects and is a frequent speaker on AI in finance, representing the Oxford-Man Institute at academic conferences, industry panels and corporate events.

Ian Ashby

Director of customer transformation


Ian Ashby, director of customer transformation at ServiceNow, helps organisations achieve successful digital transformation initiatives across multiple strands, including customer experience, employee engagement, cost efficiency and productivity, business agility and innovation, and environmental, social and governance compliance. He was senior vice-president of global support at Epicor Software, where he had responsibility for the company’s worldwide customer service operations.  At Epicor, Ashby led the multi-award-winning EpicCare customer service transformation programme, using ServiceNow as the enabling platform to deliver significantly improved experiences for customers, partners and employees. He has held senior leadership roles in a number of other leading technology companies, including Honeywell, Avaya, IRIS, and Cable and Wireless.

Helena Frumson

Managing director of corporate and business development, Emea


Helena Frumson is managing director of corporate and business development, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (Emea), at Numerix. She oversees the strategy and expansion of the company’s channel sales and partnership network across Emea. Frumson is responsible for building strategic relationships with key Emea regulatory groups, fintech groups and lobby networks. She is a seasoned sales and business development professional. Early into Frumson's career at Numerix, she aquired several of Numerix’s largest accounts in Emea. Now, she maintains her focus on overseeing key big-ticket collaborations within Numerix’s partner channel. Prior to Joining Numerix, Frumson consulted SunGard (Now FIS) and developed unprecedented growth channels for SuperDerivatives (Now ICE). She also ran a fintech start-up as chief executive and has consulted high-tech start-ups on revenue generation and fund-raising strategies to avoid share-dilution traps. Prior to joining the fintech field in 2003, she served in multiple executive-level sales and operational roles in the fashion industry, generating 100% sales growth in each project. Frumson is a zealous advocate of workplace diversity and leads a global career club for women.

Jayne Findlay

Global Risk – Strategic Accounts


Jayne partners with SAS’s most strategic banking customers, working with clients such as HSBC, Santander, Lloyds Banking Group and Virgin Money to help them deliver transformation programmes.  With over 20 years of experience, Jayne has a particular focus on Risk & Finance, having worked with many banking organisations solving data and analytics challenges including responding to regulations such as IFRS9 and Stress Testing requirements; process efficiency improvements to deliver cost savings; adopting more advanced machine learning techniques to increase revenue and applying analytical process governance and control.  Prior to working with SAS, Jayne spent 6 years in Credit Risk at a UK bank leading their Basel II implementation programme.   

Nasreen Kasenally

Chief risk officer, asset management and sustainability, Emea


Nasreen Kasenally is the global chief risk officer and head of sustainability risk at UBS Asset Management. She is a senior risk professional with over 20 years of experience mostly at UBS covering investment banking, asset and wealth management. In her role as chief risk officer, Kasenally is responsible for all financial risks within UBS Asset Management globally and in all the business divisions of UBS Group in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Within sustainability, she has the oversight of the risks across the group and leads the engagement and positioning to deliver the firm’s purpose and values with regards to sustainability.

Lukky Ahmed

Co-founder and chief executive

Climate X

Lukky Ahmed is co-founder and chief executive of Climate X, and member of the Forbes Business Council. He has over 15 years of international experience with leading banking and consulting groups. Ahmed has now led multi-million dollar fundraising rounds, securing investment from some of the world’s best venture capital firms, family office firms and angels.

Kunal Motiani

Global Head Climate Risk


Kunal heads the centralized climate risk team at Citi, responsible for building out and integrating Climate Risk management capabilities into governance and risk processes across the organization.

Prior to his current role, Kunal was the Lead for Country Risk, Portfolio Oversight and Climate Change for the EMEA Region, and Country Risk Officer for Southern Europe.

Kunal started his career at Citi in 2004 in Investment Banking covering Financial Institutions in New York and London, before moving to Risk Management in 2014.

Kunal is a Chartered Accountant and holds an MBA.

Yury Dubrovsky

Managing Director, chief risk officer and global head of risk management


Yury Dubrovsky is a managing director and chief risk officer of Lazard and head of global risk management at Lazard Asset Management. He and his global teams are responsible for all aspects of risk management at the bank and its fully owned asset management subsidiary, covering equity and fixed income universes for traditional and alternative investments. Dubrovsky is in charge of quantitative analytics, supporting portfolio management teams on portfolio construction issues, executing the initial phase of research processes and providing portfolio attribution analytics. He began working in investment in 1994. Prior to joining Lazard in 2005, Dubrovsky was global head of market risk management for emerging markets and Group of 20 credit products at Credit Suisse First Boston, and global head of exposure management for emerging markets and regional head of exposure management for the Americas at Deutsche Bank. Prior to this, he was associated with JP Morgan, AT&T and Kiev Polytechnic University in quantitative and technological capacities. Dubrovsky holds a master of business administration degree in finance from St. John’s University and a masters of science degree in mechanical engineering from Kiev Polytechnic University. He is a member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute, New York Security Analysts Society, International Association of Financial Engineers, Global Association of Risk Professionals and Professional Risk Management Association.

Max Gokhman

President and chief investment officer


Chris Callies

Interim CIO/CRO

Global Financial Firms

Chris Callies has partnered with senior officers of major financial institutions to address growing complexity in the nature of financial risk and its propagation across geographic, asset class, market structure, and operational boundaries. After initially working with institutional asset managers, commercial and investment banks, and multi-family offices through the financial crisis that began in 2007–08, her professional domain later expanded to alternatives managers, insurance firms, non-bank lenders and regulators. Callies has advanced through a series of senior roles at Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch and Bessemer Trust, including chief investment strategist, chief strategist, head of market risk strategy, and acting chief investment officer, with oversight of more than $40 billion in traditional and alternative assets. She is a dedicated advocate for fully integrated, flexible, proactive risk analytics as a vital tool for effective capital planning, product development and sustainable returns. Callies holds a bachelors degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, with a sub-specialty in advanced applied mathematics.

Katie Day

Global chief operating officer, risk and quantitative analysis


Alec Crawford

Partner and chief investment risk officer

Lord Abbett

Alec Crawford is a partner and chief investment risk officer at Lord Abbett. He is responsible for identifying and managing risk in the firm's portfolios and is a member of the investment leadership team, the strategic allocation committee, and the environmental, social and corporate governance committee.

Crawford joined Lord Abbett in 2012 and was named partner in 2013. His previous experience includes serving as managing director and global head of risk management at Ziff Brothers Investments; managing director and head of agency mortgage-backed securities strategy at RBS Greenwich Capital; managing director and head of mortgage and cross-rates strategy at Deutsche Bank Securities; vice-president and head of mortgage strategy at Morgan Stanley; vice-president, research liaison at Goldman Sachs; and vice-president, research liaison at CS First Boston. Crawford has worked in the financial services industry since 1988 and holds a bachelor of arts degree in computer science from Harvard College.

Frank Nielsen

Managing director, quantitative research and risk management

Strategic Advisers

Frank Nielsen is managing director of quantitative research and risk management for Strategic Advisers. He oversees the quantitative research and risk management team and its partnership with SAI Portfolio Management to advance asset allocation solutions for both retail and institutional clients. Nielsen's team also contributes to thought leadership and research innovation initiatives. Prior to joining Fidelity, he was an executive director and co-head of applied research at MSCI Barra. Previously, Nielsen was vice-president and head of risk management solutions at Barra. He has been in the investments industry since 1993. Nielsen holds a masters of business administration degree from Hamburg University and is also a Chartered Financial Analyst Institute charterholder.

Christopher Mata


3iQ Digital Asset Management

Chris Matta is the president of 3iQ Digital Asset Management. Matta also serves as the president of the Blockchain Association of New Jersey, which advocates for innovative regulatory leadership and enterprise collaboration for the cryptocurrency space. Prior to joining 3iQ, Chris was the co-founder of Crescent Crypto, an asset management firm focused on creating innovative investment solutions to bring the cryptocurrency asset class to institutional and mainstream investors. Previously, Chris was a vice-president at Goldman Sachs, where he managed assets for the Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund and Trust Company.

Beata Harasim

Senior investment strategist


Beata Harasim is a senior investment strategist at BlackRock and a member of the BlackRock Investment Institute. She is responsible for developing tactical asset allocation frameworks and contributing to related thought leadership. Before starting her current role, Harasim worked at BlackRock for nine years, most recently as a global macro portfolio manager in the diversified strategies team, running a discretionary fundamental investment process with a primary focus on currencies and fixed income. Prior to that, she worked as a portfolio manager in BlackRock's global and European fixed income teams. Harasim is a Chartered Financial Analyst Institute and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association charterholder. She holds a masters degree in finance and banking from the Warsaw School of Economics and completed a post graduate course in big data and advanced analytics in 2016.

Mark Schaltuper

Managing director for enterprise risk management


Heli Khandelia

Head of international change management

Apollo Global Management

Heli Khandelia is head of international change management at Apollo Global Management. She is responsible for managing and delivering a  of changes across various business areas in Europe. Khandelia has delivered a range of large-scale, cross-functional business change and regulatory programmes. Her expertise covers multiple asset classes, building and managing high-performing teams and leading multi-disciplined projects from inception to delivery. Khandelia has worked for global banks and consulting firms such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Lloyds and KPMG. She is skilled in programme and project management, governance, regulatory risk and compliance, business change, operations and technology. Khandelia holds a master's degree in applied computing technologies from Northumbria University.

Max Yu

Vice President of Group and Multi-Asset Solutions Strategist

T. Rowe Price

Max Yu is a Vice President of Group and Multi-Asset Solutions Strategist at T. Rowe Price. He works with global clients on strategic asset allocation design, custom strategy development and multi-asset portfolio management. In addition, he also serves as in-house investment risk specialist overseeing multi-asset risk and analytics projects, including stress testing and scenarios analysis modeling, ESG integration into portfolio construction, and quantitative data strategy development.

Jack Sarkissian

Managing Partner

Algostox Trading

Jack Sarkissian (Algostox Trading, Managing Partner) - is an asset manager and physicist, known for demonstrating the quantum nature of price formation and developing the Quantum Theory of Price Formation - a microstructural framework for modeling liquidity, bid-ask spread, trade negotiation and execution. Prior to Algostox, Jack was the Chief Investment Officer of EG Capital Partners managing $3 billion in assets of pension funds, HNWIs, and corporate accounts. Prior to EGCP Jack ran a risk management department and held senior quantitative analytic positions in investment banks.

Rosanna Pezzo‑Brizio

Director, investment consulting group

New York Life Investments

Racim Allouani

Head of portfolio construction and risk management


Racim Allouani is head of portfolio construction and risk management across KKR's public credit, private credit and special situations businesses. Prior to begining his current role, he had a similar responsibility in the hedge funds business. Prior to joining KKR, Allouani spent five years at Lombard Odier as a senior quantitative portfolio analyst and risk manager, covering equities and credit strategies. Prior to that, he worked at Arden Asset Management in the portfolio optimisation and risk management group. Allouani has held previous positions at Deutsche Bank in equity research and WestLB in fixed income research. He earned masters degrees in international economics from Sciences Po, Paris, in financial engineering from Cornell University, and a bachelors degree in applied mathematics and computer science from Ecole Nationale des Ponts Et Chaussees.

Sudipto De

Head of investment risk

Principal Financial Group

Chris Olson

Board chair and head of operational risk management


Sebastjan Smodis

Global head of equity, ETF and liquidity risk management

State Street Global Advisors

Sebastjan Smodis is managing director and global head, equity, exchange-traded funds and liquidity risk management at State Street Global Advisors (SSGA). He is responsible for ensuring a robust liquidity risk management framework and governance across the organisation. Smodis also chairs the SSGA Liquidity Committee and is a member of the State Street Country Risk Committee. Prior to this he was a senior investment risk manager responsible for risk oversight across Europe, the Middle East and Africa fixed income, liability driven investment and multi-asset class portfolios. Seb holds a post-experience masters degree in finance from London Business School and a Global Association of Risk Professionals Financial Risk Manager certificate, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst Institute charterholder.

Richard Jones

Head of investment risk analysis and senior expert risk manager

AXA Investment Managers

Rani Piputri

Head of adaptive investing

NN Investment Partners

Murad Nayal

Head of risk architecture and informatics


Murad Nayal is head of risk architecture and informatics at Millennium. Before joining Millennium, he was global head of the risk informatics group at Goldman Sachs and global head of market risk analytics and reporting, and market risk core technology, responsible for calculating and reporting firm-wide market risk and capital metrics. In previous roles at Goldman Sachs, Nayal managed the market risk modelling team in the Americas, driving the development of market risk, the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review, and capital models. He also managed the corporate treasury modelling team developing models of liquidity risk. Having joined Goldman Sachs in 2005 as an associate in market risk technology, Nayal was named managing director in 2017.

Previously, he has worked as a research scientist in computational biology at Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Columbia University in New York, where he used physical and statistical models, and machine learning techniques to predict the function of proteins and the manner in which they interact with drugs.

Murad holds a doctor of medicine degree from Damascus University, a PhD in biophysics from Washington University in St. Louis and a masters degree in mathematical finance from the Courant Institute, NYU.

Navin Sharma

Group vice-president and director, fixed income risk

T. Rowe Price

Yuri Berkovich

Director, risk

J. Goldman & Co

Yuri Berkovich is director of risk at J. Goldman & Co, a long/short equity hedge fund. Prior to this, he worked on risk teams at Millennium and at AQR Capital Management. Berkovich holds a bachelors degree in mathematics, a masters degree in engineering in computer science from Cornell University, and an executive master of business administration from Columbia Business School.

Alain Robert-Dautun

Head of risk management

Sycomore Asset Management

Alain Robert-Dautun has over 20 years of experience in the financial markets and asset management, including in hedge funds investment and risk management. Before joining Sycomore Asset Management in 2006 as head of risk management, he was senior investment analyst and member of the investment team at Allianz Alternative Asset Management, before which, he was portfolio manager for a long short equity fund for CPR Asset Management. Previously, Robert-Dautun has served as head of new products development for JP Morgan, head of asset allocation for State Street Global Advisors and quantitative analyst for Sinopia Asset Management. He holds a master's degree in statistics from the Paris Institute of Statistics, is a CFA charterholder and is member of the Institute of Actuaries. Robert-Dautun is a member of the risk commission for the French Asset Management Association.


Rahul Ajmera

Director, risk management

Liberty Mutual Investments

Navin Rauniar

Co-chair ESG working group & UK SteerCo member

PRMIA - Professional Rrisk Managers'​ International Association

Navin Rauniar has 18 years of industry experience assisting large investment banks and capital market clients in responding to risk and regulatory requirements. Rauniar has significant experience working on cross-functional programmes spanning front office, risk, finance and compliance groups and speaks regularly at Libor transition events. He holds a bachelor’s degree in social sciences and economics from Brunel University in London.

Yakov Shenkman

Director, risk and quantitative analysis


Yakov Shenkman is a director and head of the risk and quantitative analysis team for fundamental equity, the Americas, at BlackRock. His team provides independent risk oversight on behalf of BlackRock and its clients – and partners with portfolio managers in their portfolio construction process – to ensure the risks managed by BlackRock are appropriately deliberate, diversified and scaled. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2013, Shenkman was a senior risk manager of global portfolio strategies at Bank of America, where he was responsible for constructing, optimising and hedging the bank's commercial credit loan portfolio. He started his career in 2006 at Morgan Stanley, where he was an equity risk manager, later transitioning to a sell-side risk manager role covering the structured credit products trading desk. Shenkman holds a masters degree in operations research and financial engineering from Columbia University and an undergraduate degree in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute, Financial Risk Management and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association charterholder and a member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals.

Michael Walsh

Multi-asset solutions strategist, Emea and Latin America

T. Rowe Price

Michael Walsh is a member of the T. Rowe Price UK and European Investment Committees. He is experienced across multi-asset, liability-driven investment and quantitative active equities. Walsh is a fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, and holds chartered financial analyst and chartered alternative investment analyst designations. He holds a bachelor's degree in actuarial and financial studies from University College Dublin and a certificate in quantitative finance from the CQF Institute.

Alessio de Longis

Senior portfolio manager and head of global tactical asset allocation

Invesco Investment Solutions

Alessio de Longis is a senior portfolio manager and head of global tactical asset allocation at Invesco Investment Solutions. He heads the group's global tactical asset allocation and multi-asset factor rotation efforts, focusing on the development, implementation and management of macro regime-based investment strategies across asset classes, risk premia and factors. De Longis develops and manages active currency overlay strategies and solutions for multi-asset portfolios. He joined Invesco in 2019 when the firm combined with OppenheimerFunds, where he was team leader and senior portfolio manager of the global multi-asset team. Between 2004 and 2013, he was a member of the OppenheimerFunds Global Debt team, where he served as currency portfolio manager and global macro strategist. De Longis earned a masters of science degree in financial economics and econometrics from the University of Essex, and masters and bachelors degrees in economics from the University of Rome Tor Vergata. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst Institute charterholder.

Ralitsa Atanasova

Senior analyst, alternatives investment risk


Jean-Marc Bonnefous

Managing partner

Tellurian Capital Management

Mr. Jean-Marc Bonnefous is the founder and managing partner of Tellurian Capital, a London-based investment management firm focused on the digital assets and commodity sectors. Mr. Bonnefous has managed since 2007 a number of institutional funds and investment strategies. He is the investment manager for the Tellurian ExoAlpha Systematic Digital Asset fund, a long/short hedge fund strategy. Prior to launching Tellurian Capital, he was an investment banker at BNP Paribas from 1992 and 2006, based in New York and London, where he built and ran the Global Commodity Derivatives business. Mr Bonnefous is also an operating partner at Tioga Capital, a blockchain VC fund, a board member of Trakx.io, a digital assets marketplace, as well as an advisor in Finteum, a peer-to-peer FX liquidity marketplace.


Himanshu Patel

Head of risk management group, Europe


Himanshu Patel leads the risk management group in Europe, providing risk oversight of the investment management group through the design and governance of investment and operational risk management strategies. Prior to joining Vanguard, he spent five years at EY as a senior manager in regulation and risk, providing asset management firms with practical advice on improving conduct and control. Patel has extensive experience in investment risk and performance analysis spanning 15 years at Northern Trust, BlackRock, Credit Suisse and JP Morgan.

Antonello Russo

Managing director


Antonello Russo is a director within BlackRock's risk and quantitative analysis group. He is responsible for the investment risk management of index strategies across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, spanning segregated mandates, commingled funds and the iShares exchange-traded fund range. Before joining BlackRock, Russo was head of risk for the investment management arm of Beazley, a Lloyds of London insurer. Prior to this, he worked for Deutsche Bank, where he was a director on the collateralised equity financing and prime brokerage sales desk, and before that a risk manager for fixed income. He holds an honour degree from Bocconi University in Milan, where he graduated in 1995 in monetary and financial economics.


Nikitas Psyllakis

Managing director, global and Emea chief operating officer, and UK country officer

DWS Group

Julien Haye

Global head of non-financial risk

Fidelity International

Julien Haye joined Fidelity International (FIL) in July 2017 as head of non-financial risk and has over twenty years’ experience in the financial industry. In his current role, he partners with FIL’s top management and board, leveraging risk insights to improve the firm’s operating model efficiency and product offering through effective risk management and culture, and to continuously improve the firm’s client outcome and journey. Haye joined Fidelity from DWS, where his role was global conduct officer and UK chief risk officer. He joined Deutsche Bank in 2012, where he held various positions in risk oversight and the Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process, before joining the three lines of defence programme as risk and control assessment lead. Haye has worked for several financial services institutions in treasury, risk, capital management, programme management and trading.

David Epstein

Group ALM and treasury director


Trevor Leydon

Head of investment risk control


Trevor Leydon oversees Aviva Investors' portfolio construction and risk for multi-asset strategies, providing overarching quantitative discipline to the portfolio management process. This includes monitoring and providing risk parameters for individual portfolios and top level reporting to senior management. Prior to joining Aviva Investors, he was responsible for UK and Ireland risk control at UBS Global Asset Management. Leydon joined the industry working for HSBC's investment bank in risk before moving to Santander's global banking and market risk team. He holds a masters degree in accounting and finance from the University of Ulster, having graduated from Dublin Business School. He is also a fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants.



Louis Gargour

Chief investment officer

LNG Capital

Louis Gargour runs the investment management team at LNG, leading idea generation across credit markets. As chief investment officer (CIO), he oversees investment and directs the organisation's investment management decisions. Gargour has over 30 years of investment experience, with expertise in government bonds, investment-grade, high-yield, distressed and special situations. Besides his duties as CIO, he is active in the financial policy and reform debate as a frequent contributor to the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Reuters and Bloomberg. Gargour founded LNG in 2007, before which he was head of fixed income at RAB Capital. He had overall responsibility for fixed income research trading and investments. Prior to his role at RAB, Gargour held senior positions at Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and began his career on Wall Street as a graduate of the highly acclaimed Salomon Brothers international management training programme.

Bruce Stanforth

Head of investment asset allocation


Bruce Stanforth is head of investment asset allocation at MassMutual. He has overseen the investment programmes of various subsidiary and joint venture insurance or investment companies owned by MassMutual in Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, China, and Chile. Stanforth joined the MassMutual Financial Group in 2002. His previous experience includes work as international and emerging markets credit analyst and strategist at BNP Paribas, Wachovia and State Street Bank. Stanforth has received the Chartered Financial Analyst, Certified Public Accountant, Financial Risk Manager, and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designations. He holds a bachelors degree from Carleton College and a master of business administration degree from the American Graduate School of Management.

Will Hadfield

Investing editor


Will Hadfield runs the investing team for Risk.net, overseeing coverage of hedge funds, conventional asset managers and insurance companies. He previously covered market structure for Bloomberg News in London, both as a reporter and an editor. He studied history at the University of Durham and speaks French.

Nell Mackenzie

Investing reporter


Nell Mackenzie covers investors – from asset managers to hedge funds and everything in between. She has previously written about technology and business at the BBC and about banks at Financial News. Mackenzie earned a graduate diploma in financial journalism from City University in London.

Sumit Mehta

Head of investment solutions, retirement division

Legal and General

Sumit Mehta is head of investment solutions at Legal and General’s retirement division. He is responsible for investment strategy and portfolio construction of new tranches of pension risk transfer business written in the UK and internationally. Mehta is co-author of Derivatives markets: the new regulatory paradigm, a cross-industry exploration of the impact of regulatory reform on derivative markets. In 2016, he was named in Trade Magazine's Top 40 Rising Stars under 40 for his contribution to innovation in risk transfer. Prior to his current role, Mehta spent eight years at RBS' fixed income division, primarily working with European institutional clients on a variety of rates and credit derivative solutions and running its award-winning inflation structuring desk. He holds a master of business administration degree from the Indian Institute of Management and a bachelor's degree in electronics engineering from Victoria Jubilee Tech Institute in Mumbai.

Andrew Nye

Head, sector resilience division

Prudential Regulation Authority

Andrew Nye has spent over 30 years in the financial sector in industry, consultancy and with the Bank of England (BoE). He is currently head of the sector resilience division at the Prudential Regulation Authority within the BoE. The division leads external engagement on operational and cyber resilience with regulated firms, international regulators and key third-party suppliers. Nye’s role focuses on ensuring the operational resilience of the UK financial sector through firm cyber reviews, industry exercising, international collaboration and managing the UK financial authority's incident response framework.

Hasintha Gunawickrema

Chief control officer, wealth and personal banking


David Glendinning

Chief risk officer UK

Societe Generale

Michael Grimwade

Managing director, operational risk

ICBC Standard Bank

Michael Grimwade is managing director, operational risk, at ICBC Standard Bank and has previously held senior op risk management roles at MUFG Securities, RBS and Lloyds. Prior to this, he held management consultant positions at PwC and Deloitte Consulting. Grimwade has been a director of the Institute of Operational Risk (IOR) and is currently the chair of the Association of Foreign Banks' Operational Risk Expert Panel. He has authored a number of articles on setting appetite for op risk; scenario analysis techniques; climate change; quantifying emerging risks; and modelling op risk capital. He received an award in 2014 from the IOR for his contribution to the profession. His second book, Ten laws of operational risk, was published in December 2021.

Rene Ramos

Climate risk executive

JP Morgan Chase

Kevin Newe

Assistant director, illicit finance threats

HM Revenue & Customs

Sophie Dupre‑Echeverria

Chief risk officer

Gulf International Bank

Sophie Dupre-Echeverria is a risk practitioner working across risk and compliance at executive level to drive sustainable risk culture across organisations. She has worked at asset managers, private banks and corporate banks of big and medium sizes, mostly in the UK but always with international exposure. Dupre-Echeverria joined Gulf international Bank as Chief risk officer in January 2019.

Stefana Brown

Chief risk officer, UK protection and fintech, and director, IT and data protection risk

Legal & General Retail

Stefana Brown is chief risk officer, UK protection and fintech, and director, IT and data protection risk, at Legal & General Retail. She spent 10 years at Lloyds Banking Group and four at M&G Investments before joining Legal & General Retail.

Richard Flood

Managing director and global head of operational resilience risk

State Street Bank

Maya Goethals

Director, compliance, and operational risk manager

Bank of America

Lisa Fergus

Chief risk officer

Ashman Finance

Matthew Browning

Head of cyber oversight

Direct Line Group

Praveen Singh

Head of global IT risk and cyber security


Nikki Stoy

Third party risk specialist


Nikki Stoy serves as a Third-Party Risk Consultant for OneTrust VendorpediaTM – a purpose-built software designed to operationalize third-party risk management. In her role, Nikki advises companies throughout their third-party risk management implementations to help meet requirements relating to relevant standards, frameworks, and laws (e.g. ISO, NIST, SIG, GDPR and CCPA). Nikki brings over 20 years GRC experience and helps clients to centralize their third-party information across business units, assess risks and performance, and monitor threats throughout the entire third-party relationship, from onboarding to offboarding.

Sucharita Banerjee Lodha

Head of operational risk, governance and controls


Ariane Chapelle

Managing partner


Ariane Chapelle is an honorary reader at University College London (UCL) and is an internationally recognised trainer and consultant in risk. She teaches Operational risk measurement for financial institutions and is a fellow of the Institute of Operational Risk..

Chapelle founded and runs her adivsory and training practice in risk management, serving financial organisations and international institutions of all sizes, including central banks and UN agencies. She is a former holder of the chair of international finance at the University of Brussels with backgrounds in internal audit, credit risk and investment risk. She has been active in operational risk management since 2000 and was formerly head of operational risk management at ING Group and Lloyds Banking Group.

Cathy Tate

Money laundering reporting officer

Ashman Finance

Geoff White

Author and investigative journalist covering technology

Geoff White is an investigative journalist covering technology, whose work has been featured by BBC News, Channel 4 News, The Sunday Times and more. The twists and turns of his investigations into hacking have informed and entertained audiences from music festivals to political party conferences.

Simon Cox

Chief transformation officer


Simon Cox collaborates with companies to leverage the ServiceNow platform, helping them optimise growth, innovation and business agility. He unites business and IT stakeholders to drive digital transformation and enterprise streamlining and simplification efforts. Before joining ServiceNow, Cox was the accountable executive for technology resilience at Lloyds Banking Group, where he also led the strategy, design and deployment of the ServiceNow platform across IT, HR, risk, procurement, and payment operations. He has previous experience as chief information officer at TSB Bank and in technology leadership positions at Towergate, Aviva and Norwich Union.

Adityadeb Mukherjee

Head of ESG

Lloyds Banking Group

Steve Portway

Managing director, operational risk


Denzel Akuffo

Financial crime specialist


Munesh Vadher

Director, cyber risk


Heli Khandelia

Head of international change management

Apollo Global Management

Heli Khandelia is head of international change management at Apollo Global Management. She is responsible for managing and delivering a  of changes across various business areas in Europe. Khandelia has delivered a range of large-scale, cross-functional business change and regulatory programmes. Her expertise covers multiple asset classes, building and managing high-performing teams and leading multi-disciplined projects from inception to delivery. Khandelia has worked for global banks and consulting firms such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Lloyds and KPMG. She is skilled in programme and project management, governance, regulatory risk and compliance, business change, operations and technology. Khandelia holds a master's degree in applied computing technologies from Northumbria University.

Geoffrey Yu

Foreign exchange and macro strategist, Emea

BNY Mellon

Chris Turner

Global head of markets and regional head of research, the UK, and central and eastern Europe


Chris Turner is global head of markets and regional head of research for the UK, and central and eastern Europe. He and his team provide short- and medium-term foreign exchange recommendations for ING's corporate and institutional client base. Prior to joining ING in 2005, he was a senior partner and head of FX research at IDEAglobal, a research consultancy specialising in independent financial market research for the investment banking, hedge fund and central bank community. Turner holds a bachelor of science degree in economics and accounting from Bristol University.

Jerome Kemp


Baton Systems

Jerome Kemp is president of Baton Systems. Prior to his current tenure, Jerome was an independent consultant and senior advisor to the company. Kemp has over 35 years’ experience in capital markets and has previously held the position of global head of futures, clearing and collateral at Citi, with his responsibilities expanding in 2018 to cover the bank’s foreign exchange prime brokerage business. During this time, he built the cleared derivatives business to a position of global leadership. Kemp also spent 18 years at JP Morgan, where he rose to global co-head of the futures and options and over-the-counter clearing business. He was chair of the Futures Industry Association Board from 2018 to 2020. Kemp holds a bachelor's degree from Brandeis University and a master's degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

Roland White

Global head of institutional sales

LMAX Exchange

Roland White is global head of institutional sales at LMAX Exchange. He is responsible for advancing LMAX Exchange's global growth agenda in the institutional segment, leading the institutional sales team and deepening relationships with institutions internationally. White has 28 years of institutional foreign exchange expertise and a wealth of capital markets experience from a career spent leading FX sales and trading desks at major global banks and FX brokers. Prior to joining LMAX Exchange, he was head of electronic FX sales at Commerzbank and led international sales teams at EBS, Cognotec, Reuters, Citigroup and Standard Chartered. In addition, White served as vice-president of the financial markets association, ACI UK, between 2002 and 2007.

Joe Parsons

Global markets deputy editor

Risk.net and FX Markets

Joe Parsons is deputy editor on the markets desk. He was formerly deputy editor at Global Custodian, and prior to that was at The Trade.

John Stead

Global head of pre-sales


John Stead is global head of pre-sales at smartTrade Technologies. He and his team are responsible for understanding client business requirements and showing how smartTrade can add long-term demonstrable value. Stead has over 15 years of experience in e-FX, working with sell-side clients, real money, brokers and hedge funds. As well as FX, he is particularly focused on the crypto market, the synergies between the asset classes and the benefits it can bring to the wider industry.

Hasan Amjad

Head of execution risk

Schonfeld Strategic Advisors

Hasan Amjad is head of execution risk at Schonfeld Strategic Advisors and is responsible for the identification and mitigation of risk for all aspects of execution across the firm. He has over 10 years of experience building financial execution infrastructure and holds a PhD in computer science and masters of science degree in mathematics from Cambridge and Oxford.

Sven Schubert

Senior investment strategist

Vontobel Asset Management

Sven Schubert is senior investment strategist in the multi-asset investment department at Vontobel Asset Management. He joined the organisation in July 2011 as a currency specialist and economist for emerging markets. Prior to joining Vontobel, Schubert worked at Credit Suisse Private Banking for over six years, as an emerging markets and FX strategist. In 2005 he joined Credit Suisse's PhD programme and worked as emerging markets economist. From 2000 to 2004, Schubert worked in various positions for Dresdner Bank, the German Institute of Economic Research and the Max Planck Institute. He holds a master's degree and PhD in economics from the Free University of Berlin.

Richard de Roos

Head of corporate and investment banking operations

Standard Bank

Richard de Roos is head of corporate and investment banking operations at Standard Bank. He joined the Standard Bank foreign exchange dealing team in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1985 before being transferred to Botswana as head of global markets in 1992. De Roos returned to South Africa in 1995, working in various capacities in FX sales before being appointed head of FX sales in 2000 and then head of FX in 2006. He assumed responsibility for liquid FX in Standard Bank’s international offices in 2010, and in 2014 was tasked with the responsibility for FX in Standard Bank’s 'rest of Africa' businesses. In 2017 he was appointed group head of FX, taking responsibility for all aspects of FX Across the Standard Bank Group.

Andrea Maechler

Member, governing board

Swiss National Bank

Andrea Maechler is a member of the governing board at the Swiss National Bank (SNB), the first woman to occupy a board position. She is also head of the bank's Department III (money markets, foreign exchange, asset management, banking operations and IT). Maechler's early career took her to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the UN Conference on Trade and Development  and the World Trade Organization. From 1999 to 2001, she worked as an economist at the SNB Financial Stability unit. Maechler then moved to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), where she occupied a number of senior positions. From 2012 to 2014, during a sabbatical from the IMF, she worked for the European Systemic Risk Board. Upon returning to the IMF, she was appointed deputy division chief in the global markets analysis division. Maechler studied economics at the University of Toronto, and then at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, where she obtained her master's degree in international economics. Following a period of study at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Public Administration in Lausanne, she obtained a PhD in international economics from the University of California, in 2000. Maechler is a member of the Advisory Board of the Department of Banking and Finance at the University of Zurich.

Asif Razaq

Global head of FX algo execution

BNP Paribas

Asif Razaq is an experienced foreign exchange algo trader with over 15 years of experience developing electronic trading platforms. He has a masters of science degree in artificial intelligence (AI) and joined BNP Paribas from Citi, where he worked on various initiatives including e-FX pricing engines and algorithmic trading. Utilising his experience in AI, Razaq developed and launched Cortex iX, a cutting-edge FX algorithmic execution platform that has been highly acclaimed by clients and industry experts globally.

David Reid

Managing director and global head of foreign exchange prime brokerage

Deutsche Bank

Dave Reid is managing director and global head of foreign exchange prime brokerage at Deutsche Bank. Prior to this, he was at Citi for 12 years where he was responsible for prime brokerage in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Asia. Before this he held roles in prime brokerage and e-FX at AIG Financial Products, Atriax and ANZ Investment Bank, and derivatives sales and trading roles for Swiss Bank Corporation. 

David Wilkins

Head of FICC execution services, Emea and global e-FX sales

Goldman Sachs

Tobias Rank

Head of FX product sales


Tobias is responsible for FX Product Sales at Eurex. In this capacity, he oversees all sales activities for listed FX derivatives and OTC NDF Clearing. Before, he held various positions within the FX derivatives team since 2017 focusing on business development, product design and commercialization.


Tobias started his professional career with Eurex Sales Asia in 2013 to work on major strategic trading and clearing projects.

Roel Oomen

Global head of fixed income and currencies quantitative trading

Deutsche Bank

Roel is the global head of fixed income and currencies quantitative trading at Deutsche Bank. He started his industry career as a quant in electronic cash equity trading in 2006 and subsequently held various roles in electronic FX spot trading, including co-head of the business. Oomen holds a PhD in econometrics, is a senior research fellow at the London School of Economics and has been published widely on the econometric analysis of high-frequency data and FX trading.

Loic Moreau

Global head of risk and operations


Loic Moreau is global head of risk and operations at LCH ForexClear. He is responsible for overseeing the global risk and operations teams in London, New York and Sydney. Before joining ForexClear as a risk manager in 2011, Moreau developed risk and trading pricing models at Barclays. His previous roles include consultancy work at Crédit Agricole, where he focused on risk and trading implementation. Moreau holds a degree in economics, specialising in post-trade finance from Lumière University Lyon 2, where he now lectures. 

Paul Houston

Managing Director, Global Head of FX Products

CME Group

Samir Sheldenkar

Director of applied data science


Edmond Goh

Head of trading


Rafael Wyss

Head of foreign exchange and commodity advisory, Zurich

Credit Suisse

David Turner

Head of Emea foreign exchange trading


David Page

Head of macroeconomic research

AXA Investment Managers

David Page is head of macroeconomic research at AXA Investment Managers. He manages a global team of 10 economists and strategists, is a regular guest on Bloomberg TV and other global media. Page joined AXA Investment Managers in July 2014 as a senior economist to provide economics coverage on US and UK economies. He has written extensively on the US economy, covering elections, fundamental monetary policy debates and issues of fiscal stimulus. Before joining AXA Investment Managers, Page worked for four years at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking as a senior economist, primarily covering the UK economy. During this time, he was twice voted the top forecaster in the region in 2011 and 2012 (and came third in 2013). Prior to this, Page worked for 10 years at Investec Bank as a global economist, primarily covering the UK and European economies. Before this, he spent five years in the Government Economic Service, initially working for the energy regulator before joining the UK Debt Management Office – an executive agency of HM Treasury – at its inception in 1998, considering issues of primary issuance for the UK gilt market. Page holds a masters of science degree in economics from the University of Warwick, UK and a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of York.


Elliot Hentov

Head of macro policy research

State Street Global Advisors

Elliot Hentov is head of macro policy research in State Street Global Advisors' global macro team. He is responsible for research and thought leadership, linking policy impulses to financial markets and economics, and is the company's chief geopolitical strategist. Hentov joined State Street from Standard & Poor's sovereign ratings group where he was a director and lead analyst for sovereigns and government-related entities in central, eastern and Mediterranean Europe. Before that, he served as a political affairs officer at the UN's headquarters in New York, advising senior officials on political and economic issues in the Middle East and Europe. Hentov holds a PhD from Princeton University and a master's degree in international affairs from Georgetown University and has authored publications in the Financial Times, the New York Times, the Business TimesForeign Policy, and Washington Quarterly. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum in London and a non-resident fellow at the Middle East Institute in Washington, DC.


Allan Guild


Hilltop Walk Consulting

Tom Rees

Head of crypto trading

Eisler Capital

Tom Rees is head of crypto trading at Eisler Capital.He focuses on on a variety of systematic and discretionary strategies. Prior to joining Eisler, Rees spent seven years at Deutsche Bank as an e-FX quant trader.

David Woolcock

Director, business consulting


Nikita Fadeev


Fasanara Capital

Alexander McDonald
Alexander McDonald


European Venues and Intermediaries Association (EVIA)

Alexander McDonald has been CEO of European Venues and Intermediaries Association (“EVIA”), since 2009. In the decade until 2020 he was also responsible for SONIA which was subsequently taken over by Bank of England as the UK RFR. Prior to joining WMBA, Alex has spent his career as Managing Director in the Treasury and Trading divisions of JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse, before moving into Fund Management where he worked for Bluecrest, Olea and BSAM as either Portfolio Manager or Principle. He holds an MA from Cambridge University in Geophysics/Geochemistry. He has over twenty years of experience as a market maker, franchise leader, macro trader and portfolio manager, focusing on risk in commodities, fixed income and currencies worldwide. Additionally, he was a director, in charge of Emerging Markets and currency trading at CSFB for eight years, and prior to that he was Executive Director at Goldman Sachs on their fixed-income proprietary trading desk. He joined JP Morgan in 1988 and subsequently traded with and managed their futures, fixed income arbitrage and FX teams. 

Lukasz Czarkowski

Global Trade Services Operations Consultant

Franklin Templeton

Mayurun Uthayakumar

Global head G10 FX flow options trading

Credit Agricole CIB