Risk appetite return lifts stocks, dollar; supply drives oil up
published on Reuters | April 12, 2018
“It’s a reversal of the safe-haven trade that lifted the yen and the Swiss franc earlier in the week,” said Cambridge’s Karl Schamotta comments in Reuters https://reut.rs/2qswAia
Canadian firms still positive about future, but some see moderation ahead: central bank
published on CBC News | April 09, 2018
“The Bank of Canada’s Business Outlook Survey pointed to a generally upbeat corporate sector. While that provided a boost to the Canadian dollar, it’s not likely to prompt a major revision to the broadly held view the Bank will remain on hold next Wednesday,” said Don Curren, strategist at Cambridge Global payments.
Dollar, yen weak as risk appetite returns
published on Reuters | March 26, 2018
The U.S. dollar slipped to a five-week low against a basket of major currencies on Monday, as optimism that the United States and China are set to begin negotiations on trade helped ease fears of a trade war and investors’ appetite for risk improved. Read comments from Cambridge’s Karl Schamotta in Reuters: //reut.rs/2pKwgKe
Mark Frey - Chief Market Strategist and Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Market Strategist and COO, Mark is responsible for leading the company’s Market Strategist team. With over 15 years of foreign exchange and risk management industry experience, he works closely with the team to identify, analyze and implement option-based hedging strategies that assist the company’s clients in effectively managing inherent risks in their business, while providing in-depth market knowledge to effectively manage these risks on a dynamic basis. Mark frequently provides insight to financial and business industry news services such as The Globe & Mail, BNN, Reuters and the Wall Street Journal.
Karl Schamotta - Director, Global Product and Market Strategy, Hedging Solutions
Karl leads Cambridge’s currency research group, focused on analyzing shifts in the world economy and creating strategies that help businesses harness market volatility. He has built risk management and trading programmes for hundreds of major corporations, and has extensive experience in managing exposures across major, minor and exotic currencies. Karl is a regular contributor to a number of international finance publications, and is often quoted by the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Reuters, CNN and CNBC.
Stephen Casey - Branch Manager and Senior FX Trader
Stephen specializes in creating customized hedging strategies to mitigate FX risk for corporate clients across North America and Europe. He is a regular contributor to Cambridge’s Daily Market Analysis, and is often quoted by financial news outlets, including Bloomberg News.
David Starkey, CFA - Manager of FX Options and Senior Market Analyst, UK & Europe
David specializes in identifying and evaluating option-based hedging strategies to assist corporate clients in effectively managing inherent risks in their business model, while providing market knowledge to manage these risks on a dynamic basis. David frequently provides insight to financial news services such as Reuters, Bloomberg, and Wall Street Journal and regularly contributes to Cambridge’s Weekly UK & Europe Analysis.
Richard Breen - Head of Treasury and Trading, APAC
Richard manages Cambridge’s risk position in the Asian session for the spot, forward and options books globally. His market experience includes advising ASX, NYSE and Nikkei listed corporations on treasury risk management across FX, interest rate and commodity price risk. Richard has been quoted by a number of financial news outlets including Bloomberg, the Australian Financial Review and the Sydney Morning Herald.
Sean Coakley, CFA - Regional Account Manager and Market Strategist, Canada
Sean specializes in developing and executing process-driven hedging strategies designed to mitigate corporate and institutional clients’ FX risk exposure, while enhancing their competitive position. Sean is a CFA Charterholder, and an active member of Cambridge’s market research team, responsible for producing Daily Market Analysis.
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Posted on February 9, 2018
Why the Canadian stock market is performing so poorly compared to the U.S. market