Author: Gordon Platt


Frederic Boillereau

Global head of foreign exchange and commodities
Boillereau, an HSBC managing director, is also global head of corporate sales, based at the bank’s Canary Wharf headquarters in London He began his career trading exotic FX options at Crédit Agricole Indosuez in 1996 in New York.  He joined Republic National Bank in 1998, which was acquired by HSBC in 2000. He is a board member of both CLS and the global FX division of AFME and serves on the Foreign Exchange Committee of the Bank of England.


Mark Johnson

Global head of foreign-exchange cash trading
Johnson is global head of foreign-exchange cash trading at HSBC, based in London. Prior to joining HSBC in 2010, he was founding managing partner and chief investment officer at Johnson Stewart Partners. Before that, he was global head of trading at Deutsche Bank.

J.P. Morgan

Troy Rohrbaugh

Co-head of global rates, foreign exchange, commodities and emerging markets
Rohrbaugh joined J.P. Morgan from Goldman Sachs in 2005. He was named to his current position in April, after serving as global head of foreign exchange and rates since 2012. Previously, he had been head of global FX at J.P. Morgan for seven years. Rohrbaugh is the current chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s FX Committee.

Millennium bcp

Joaquim Pires

Managing director and head of foreign exchange
Pires is head of foreign exchange at Millennium bcp, a leading bank in Portugal. He is responsible for FX trading and sales, covering numerous currencies and structured products. Pires joined the bank in 1991 from Banco Português do Atlântico.

National Bank of Kuwait

Mammen Varkey

Assistant general manager, investment and treasury group
Varkey started his career at National Bank of Kuwait and has been chief dealer and head of FX trading since 1989. With more than 25 years of experience in the markets, he is an active trader of the major currencies and a market maker in all GCC currencies.

Nomura Securities

Jens Nordvig

Head of fixed income research, Americas
Nordvig has been a managing director at Nomura Securities since 2009. He is also global head of FX strategy. Previously, he was managing director at Goldman Sachs, where he served as senior markets economist and co-head of global currency strategy.


Ed Eger

President and CEO
Eger joined Toronto-based online FX trading firm Oanda in December 2013 from PayPal. Before that, he had been CEO of Citi’s international consumer credit card business. Oanda’s fxTrade platform introduced a number of firsts in the industry, including interest calculated by the second.

Saxo Bank

Kim Fournais

Co-founder and CEO
Saxo Bank pioneered online trading in 1998. The firm provides broking services worldwide. Earlier this year, Saxo introduced a revamped social trading platform.