Credit Agricole CIB

Jesse Bass Appointed As Senior EM FX & Rates Trader at Credit Agricole CIB

CA CIB - Jesse BassFrench lender Credit Agricole’s Corporate and Investment Banking division has made a new addition to its EM FX trading team with appointment of former Standard Chartered executive. The move was made public via changes made to the incoming executive’s LinkedIn profile. The incoming executive Mr. Jesse Bass takes on the role of Senior Trader at Credit Agricole CIB’s EM FX & Rates team and is an industry veteran with more than fifteen years of experience in forex and emerging markets trading. Prior to taking up his new role with the French lender, Jesse served as Executive Director of Emerging Markets Rates & FX Trading at Standard Chartered Bank and served at the firm for eleven years. However, this is not his first rodeo with the British multinational banking and financial service provider as Jesse started his career in financial services industry as an Associate Director of Rates Trading at Standard Chartered Bank back in June of 2003.

Jesse began his career post graduating with an MBA degree in General Finance from Columbia University’s business school and also holds a bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics from Northwestern University. Having served as an Associate Director at Standard Chartered for more than four years, he then moved on to Lehman brothers where he served as Vice President of Local Markets Trading for fourteen months. Earlier this year, the firm saw its global head of FX options Mr. Andrew Soper resign from his role post to focus on his new venture. The outgoing executive was succeeded by Mr. Behnouche Mostachfi who had been serving in the role of Front Office Chief Risk Officer. Behnouche joined the firm back in April of 2016 in the role of Chief Business Officer – Global Trading and has been a part of the firm for three years and seven months now.

Jesse joins the firm during a highly successful period despite investment banking sector suffering serious blow from ongoing trade war and Brexit uncertainties as rating agency Moody’s announced  an upgrade in long term credit rating of the firm from A1 to Aa3 for three entities under Credit Agricole group namely – Crédit Agricole Regional banks, Crédit Agricole S.A. and Crédit Agricole CIB.The firm was most recently in news for its joint venture with HEC Pair & HEC Foundation on creation of first corporate initiative dedicated entirely to Mergers and Acquisitions. This is an educational initiative aimed at promoting applied research in this field by spreading knowledge and exchange between the academic world and the business world. As part of this initiative, students from HEC Paris will be called upon by Credit Agricole CIB’s team to deal with and solve various issues related to business co-operation should they choose to pursue a career in world of M&A’s or deal with an issue more generally in the context of changes in scope of activity of whichever company they choose to join.