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In each issue we feature an in-depth interview with a leading buy-side trader.

  Nandini Sukumar, CEO of World Federation of Exchanges talks to Lynn Strongin Dodds about vision, strategy and consensus building. In the five years since Nandini Sukumar took over the reins of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) - the global...
Shanny Basar talks to Nichola Hunter, head of rates at MarketAxess about leading a start-up, becoming an acquisition target and the growth of electronic fixed income trading. Nichola Hunter’s career advice is to be unafraid of taking a risk. Her...
Brad Levy, the new president and chief commercial officer (CCO) of Symphony, the capital markets communication network, has outlined his vision of the company’s commercial future. The firm, which offers chat messaging and supports trade execution, along with access...
UBS AM’s trading team is designed to engage by choice, not necessity, allowing it to move in heavily directional markets for the advantage of investors. In Q1 2020, UBS Asset Management saw profits rise 52% year-on-year to US$157 million, with...
Matt McLoughlin, partner and head of trading at Liontrust Asset Management, explains why expanding trading capabilities to match AUM and asset class growth needs careful thought. Which investment strategies do you trade for and how does that affect your approach...
STUART CAMPBELL: OUTPERFORMANCE AND AUTO-EXECUTION. Leading the charge into electronic trading, Stuart Campbell tells The DESK how he has set up his team to prevail. Which characteristics do trading teams need to outperform in the market today? Being agile, adaptable and being able...
Marc Wyatt, head of Global Trading at T. Rowe Price explains why, in an industry under pressure, standing up to your commitments is fundamental to success. How does the way that the trading desk represents itself to the street impact...
Erik Tumasz and Josh Grodin of Wellington Management on honing trillion-dollar Wellington Management’s technology-driven edge in trading. How do you structure your trading desks? Josh Grodin: We are regionalised, with a US, European and an Asian desk. Specifically in the US...
Lee Sanders, head of Head of Execution at AXA Investment Managers believes that increasing automation is the biggest issue on buy-side trading desks. How has the evolution of investment strategies impacted the skill set traders need? The skill set we use...
  Heading into a stormy 2019, traders need both confidence and evidence to achieve their goals. What do you think a bond trader in 2018 needs to have, in order to be confident in his or her activities? What they really need...

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