Bank of America announced that its Global Foreign Exchange and Emerging Markets Macro business has grown by more than 30 trading professionals since 2020. The effort is led by Carlos Fernandez-Aller, head of Global Foreign Exchange and Emerging Markets Macro Trading in partnership with Denis Manelski, Global Head of Sales.
"We are fully committed to growing this business, which is reflected in the investment in our platform and the number of hires we've made. We are excelling because of our global focus, our ability to service clients locally, in the Americas, Europe and Asia, and our ability to quickly respond to market conditions," said Carlos Fernandez-Aller.
Some of the recent hires include:
Funda Celik joined as Head of CEEMEA Local Currency Trading, based in London.
Thomas Cobbold joined as Head of Global Emerging Markets FX Options Trading, based in London.
Tobias Jungmann joined as Head of Americas FX Options Trading, based in New York.
Pedro Ossa joined as Head of Andean Local Currency Trading, based in New York.
Julian Weiss joined as Head of Global G10 Vanilla FX Options, based in London.
Championed by Jim DeMare, President of Global Markets, the Global Foreign Exchange and Emerging Markets Macro trading teams were unified in 2019 to create a single team. In addition to investing in top-tier talent, the bank also invested in its electronic FX offering. To date, efforts have yielded significant returns with market share increases of more than 20% across G10 FX and EM.
"As a leading participant in global FX markets, we made the decision in 2019 to make a significant investment to widen and deepen our product offering and expand our footprint and franchise reach in this market to better serve clients. As a result of our investment, we are now seeing results across all areas that demonstrate our strategic vision is paying off," Jim DeMare, President of Bank of America.
Bank of America continues to strengthen its global presence in response to client demand, and provides unprecedented global reach across Latin America, the U.S., Central, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia in all products. Bank of America offers an innovative and wide-ranging product suite, specializing in EM FX and Options in both voice and electronic flow, with seamless execution locally and globally.
"Bank of America's dominant position as a liquidity provider was strengthened further following major market turmoil at the beginning of the year," said Denis Manelski. "Our ability to source significant offsetting flows has been key in providing our clients with solutions that were essential to responding to market volatility."
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