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

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...
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...
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...
Julie Becker talks to Shanny Basar about sustainability, success and strategy Julie Becker has accelerated through the ranks since joining the Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) in July 2013. In 2015 she became the first woman on the group’s executive committee...
Lynn Strongin Dodds talks to Chioma Okoye, Director Product Manager European Credit at Tradeweb about taking time out, learning new skills and maintaining a positive attitude. Even in today’s environment very few people, particularly women, would put a three plus...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...

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