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

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
  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...
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...

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