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

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...
The modern trader needs an all-rounder mentality, considerable flexibility and the power to be a decision maker. Dwayne Middleton is head of US fixed income trading at Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM), since joining in 2009. He handles trading for...
Juan Landazabal is to join Swiss asset manager, Global Asset Management (GAM), as global head of trading, according to an email seen by The DESK. Until May 2018 he was global head of fixed income & FX trading at...
The buy side must be an active participant in shaping market structure if investors are to achieve the best returns, says Cathy Gibson. Biography: Cathy Gibson is head of dealing at Royal London Asset Management, having joined the firm in...
Effectively communicating across trading desks, teams, counterparties and industry is allowing Allianz Global Investors to stand out amongst asset managers. The DESK talks to Jutta Schneider, European head of fixed income trading, Eric Böss global head of trading and Rachel Muscatt, head...
Proving and demonstrating the value of the trading desk at the very highest levels of the organisation creates a virtuous circle of investment and performance, James Wallin tells The DESK. New York-based James Wallin is senior vice president in AllianceBernstein’s...

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