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Alan is a highly experienced banker with an in depth knowledge of Corporate Banking, Treasury and Trade Finance. He has had a varied career in Global markets, Risk management, FX Trading and Sales & Interest Rate Management. He has managed sales teams mentoring his team in both markets and marketing.He has been published in a number of journals and has appeared daily on radio to discuss market movements and events. His first novel was recently published.

Rising Liquidity brings odd adjectives

Sterling “collapses”; Fifty ticks lower I had a meeting yesterday morning where I didn’t have access to any market news or rates. When I returned the...

Tapering, Rate Hikes and Red Herrings

Where does Monetary Policy end and Manipulation Start Yesterday I wrote about Central Bank credibility and the fact that as economic activity grows so will...

Is the Euro working?

Italy’s populist Government confirms membership Giuseppe Conte, the new Italian Prime Minister outlined his proposals for the country yesterday in what was a high-level speech...

Marriage? We barely know each other!

Market expressions born from reality Over the years, the FX market has spawned several expressions (not all of which are printable) which in realty sum...

Algos refuse to get excited

Market evolving as drivers change The FX market is still dominated by the release of the U.S. employment report usually on the first Friday of...

Correlation; Everyone’s friend, until it isn’t!

Brains yes, degree no! Ever since the banks decided in the late eighties that they needed to increase the “brain-power” of their trading rooms the...

The man with the wrong Title

Pride comes before a fall In a previous incarnation, I was managing a 24-hour dealing operation for a bank in London at the time when...

Eurozone under threat?

Is Italy more of a threat than Brexit? To the eurozone? Yes of course but would one country’s departure start a trend, or could the...

Second Quarter living up to its billing

The “money making” Quarter When I worked in banks, the second quarter was always considered to be the “money making quarter”. In Q1, the start...

Risk Management is a Practical Issue

It must be personal to your strategy What is the number one reason we lose money trading FX? No, it is not getting the market wrong...

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