Strategic Hiring Across Board to Build Strong Fx Portfolio

Karthik Subramanian

Karthik Subramanian has been a professional trader and fund manager over the last 18 years. He is basically a software developer who made the transition to financial domain around 18 years back as the attractiveness of the financial markets proved too much for him. He lives in Chennai in India along with his wife and son. He began his career as a software developer in 1999 and then gradually moved into the financial industry as he began trading stocks in his pastime. He then moved into the financial markets full time and then shifted his focus to the FX markets due to the liquid nature of these markets. Since then, he has been trading FX diligently and his favourite pair are the EURUSD and EURJPY. Over the last couple of years, he has found blockchain to be of high interest and considering his background in software and finance, he has since assembled a team of highly talented developers who have since worked on a variety of projects like crypto exchanges and blockchain architecturing. Now, he balances his time between trading and commenting on both the FX and crypto markets. He has worked with many publications including FX Street and Finance Magnates, which has helped him gain experience and also recognition across the industry. He loves to write and this passion has helped him to reach out across the FX and crypto industry. Right now, he works on his pet projects in the FX and crypto industry and spends his time writing and managing his blockchain team and helping it to reach higher.


Strategic Hiring Across Board to Build Strong Fx Portfolio

September 5, 2018

Societe GeneraleSociete Generale

Societe Generale, the French multinational bank has hired Alexandre Mateus to forex trading team in Paris. Mateus will be replacing Arnaud Muller, who has been reassigned to another trading bench within FICC at the French multinational bank. Mateus will be reporting to Cedric Beaurain, Head of Spot Trading for the bank.

Alexander Mateus has a big responsibility forward as Arnaud Muller has been the most experienced trader with Societe Generale for more than 11 years as a forex G10 spot trader.

Prior to joining Societe Generale, Mateus was a forex and commodity derivatives trader at ArcelorMittal, a steel company. There he mostly traded G10 and emerging market currencies as well as LME Base Metals and Energy Derivatives. He has been with the company since September 2015 until August this year. Maetus has also experience in working with some of the big names in the financial world including BNP Paribas in Spain working in institutional banking and forex derivatives sales, Alstom as a forex dealer.

Talking about his academic career, he has a master’s degree in Financial Engineering, PG Diploma in financial markets from London School of Business and Finance and other finance-related academic courses.


Other important news about hiring came from Nomura, the Japanese investment bank which has hired forex sales veteran Ian Daniels to its eFX sales team in London. According to his LinkedIn profile, he has strong in-depth knowledge and experience of the workings of the financial world and has strong skills in building long-term relationships.

Ian Daniels has over a decade of experience in forex sales in NatWest Markets, an investment arm of RBS Group. Starting in 2008, he has worked with bank’s forex market sales for the EMEA division. In 2012, he was promoted as Director in the electronic forex sales team. Again in 2016, he was promoted as Head of the e-FX team for EMEA, the position which held until June 2018 when he left the company.

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