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

There is nothing simple about the task facing BlackRock’s dealing teams, who trade for some of the world’s largest fixed income positions. For Izzy Conlin and Bryan Knapp, the smart application of technology, talent and data is allowing them...
Balancing a trader’s discipline and the curiosity of the millennial generation is creating a strong approach to negotiating the evolving fixed income landscape. What are the key differences for a trader in 2017 compared to when you first started on...
Dating back to the 1930s, the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) is the largest pension fund in the United States. Mike Rosborough, senior portfolio manager and investment director spoke to The DESK and gave his insights on trading and...
Moving to a data-led model of trading requires a change in culture across the desk, as Pictet Asset Management’s head of Fixed Income Trading explains. Carl James is global head of Fixed Income Trading for Pictet Asset Management. He manages...
Union Investment’s development of a multi-asset trading team and segregation of high and low touch business is allowing it to focus trading resource where it is needed.   Christoph Hock is head of Multi-Asset Trading at Union Investment, an asset manager...
AXA Investment Managers’ global head of trading & securities financing displays a steady hand as his trading function begins servicing new investment models while navigating turbulent markets. There is considerable disruption to fixed income market structure currently; how are your...
The AllianceBernstein credit trading desk has been refocused to handle market fragmentation and the withdrawal of dealer liquidity, giving its traders a commanding presence in tempestuous markets. Jim Switzer is the New York-based global head of credit trading at AllianceBernstein....
Juan Landazabal, global head of Fixed Income and Foreign Exchange Trading at Deutsche Asset Management describes the internal and external pressures that are shaping the role of head trader. Juan Landazabal is global head of Fixed Income and Foreign Exchange Trading at...
KNOWLEDGE AS AN ASSET (FROM DESK TO MANAGEMENT). Christine Kenny, managing director, senior fixed income strategist, compliance officer and head of the London office at Loomis, Sayles & Co., discusses the move from the trading desk to management and the perspective it...
Making the team. Nicholas Greenland is managing director for APAC and EMEA, head of broker/dealer relationships for BNY Mellon Investment Management based in London. In his role he represents the trading desks for the 12 boutique asset managers that are...

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