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

  Sharon Ruffles, head of fixed income trading, EMEA at State Street Global Advisors, outlines her ongoing strategy to expand the scale, capabilities and reach of her team. Which markets do your teams cover and what are the key elements to trading them well? There...
Isabelle Girolami has been CEO of LCH Ltd. since 1 November 2019. She has since had to deal with a global pandemic requiring employees to work from home, the debate over whether UK clearinghouses will be granted equivalence by...
Balancing leadership and discipline with greater autonomy in trading. Alexander Brause speaks to The DESK and explains his role as head of fixed income trading and deputy head of trading at SNB Asset Management. Biography: Alexander Brause is head of...
Supurna VedBrat, Global Head of Trading at BlackRock, talks to Lynn Strongin Dodds about strategic planning, diversity of thought and transferable skillsets Although Supurna VedBrat, Global Head of Trading at BlackRock, did not anticipate a Covid-19 event she had the...
Senior writer Shanny Basar spoke to Sarah Gordon, CEO of Impact Investing Institute about how impact investing can contribute to the well-being of people and the planet. Sarah Gordon used to report on environmental, social and governance issues at the...
Diana Biggs, Chief Executive Officer of Valour, got her first computer when she was just four years old. So it is unsurprising that her career has revolved around making technology and finance more accessible.  She said: “My mother was a single parent...
Jane Ambachtsheer, Global Head of Sustainability at BNP Paribas Asset Management talks to Lynn Strongin Dodds about ESG, strategy and transformation. The focus on environmental, social and governance investing has grown sharper since the pandemic started as ESG-focused corporates have...
Chris Perryman combines the brains to integrate quant strategies with the brawn of strong relationships ensuring PineBridge delivers best execution for investors. Biography: Chris Perryman joined PineBridge Investments in 2009 and is corporate portfolio manager and head of trading, emerging...
 Rhian Ravenscroft, Senior Legal Counsel at MarketAxess is asked about her race to the top by Markets Media's, senior writer Shanny Basar. European Women in Finance from Markets Media on Vimeo. ©Markets Media Europe 2021
Else Braathen, risk domain manager at SimCorp talks to Lynn Strongin Dodds about risk management, stress testing and staying calm. Although Covid-19 has shaken the financial services industry to its core, it has been business as usual for Else Braathen,...

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