Author: Gordon Platt

Saxo Bank

Lars Seier Christensen

Co-founder and CEO
Christensen and co-CEO Kim Fournais founded broker Midas in 1992, which later became Saxo Bank. Christensen funded the Danish political party Liberal Alliance, which has been a consistent advocate of lower taxes.


Joachim Alpen

Global head of markets
Alpen is head of fixed income, currencies and commodities as well as trading and capital markets. SEB has FX trading desks in 16 countries. Alpen joined SEB a decade ago as an emerging markets trader and has held numerous positions, including head of trading in New York. Previously, he worked at the Swedish Embassy in Moscow.


Stina Norrhede

Head of FX sales, Stockholm
Norrhede is running the FX sales department of SEB in Stockholm. She previously was global head of e-FX trading and distribution, as well as head of algorithmic trading.


Barry Wainstein

Vice chairman and deputy head, global head of foreign exchange and precious and base metals
In addition to his position at Scotiabank, Wainstein is a member of the Canadian Foreign Exchange Committee and the European Central Bank’s Foreign Exchange Contact Group.

State Street Global Markets

Anthony Bisegna

Senior managing director, global head of FX
Bisegna is responsible for managing the foreign exchange sales and trading business and all currency trading activities worldwide for State Street. He is a member of the Foreign Exchange Committee of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Thomson Reuters

Phil Weisberg

Global head of foreign exchange
Weisberg assumed his current position in January 2013, following the acquisition of FXall by Thomson Reuters. He founded FX trading platform FXall in 2000 and served as its CEO. He had previously been MD, global FX derivatives trading, at J.P. Morgan. Thomson Reuters updated its rulebook, a code of conduct, earlier this year to discourage market manipulation.

VTB Capital

Vitaly Bouzoveria

Global head of fixed income
In addition to overseeing fixed income, Bouzoveria is also head of the investment business at VTB Bank. He is responsible for the bank’s corporate investment business.

Wells Fargo

Peter Connolly

EVP and group head, global transaction banking
Connolly joined Wells Fargo in 1986 as the chief corporate adviser for trading and sales. Three years later he became the division manager for foreign exchange trading and sales. In 1995 he began overseeing global transaction banking. He is chairman of Wells Fargo Bank International. Connolly is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s FX Committee.