Hoping to make money on bitcoin by investing in futures instead of the currency? Karl Schamotta says some of the banks and trading houses won’t let the average investor join the fray because they’re too worried about client risk. And the volatility continues! Watch more on CBC: bit.ly/2Bjs10E
Global stocks, dollar climb after strong U.S. job growth data
published on Reuters | December 08, 2017
Wall Street and other major global stock markets rose on Friday and the U.S. dollar was on pace for its fifth day of gains after data showed robust U.S. job growth. https://reut.rs/2nNpNAT
Dollar firms after U.S. jobs data, but off highs due to wages
published on Reuters | December 08, 2017
The dollar rose against the euro and yen in choppy trading on Friday after data showed the U.S. economy created more jobs than expected last month, but gains were capped by wages data that analysts said were disappointing. Read more: reut.rs/2j9NTnQ
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.
Cambridge Exchanges – Art of the Deal: Remaking NAFTA for the 21st Century
Nov 09, 2017 - Nov 09, 2017
Missed our recent Cambridge ExchangeArt of the Deal: Remaking NAFTA for the 21st Century? View the on-demand playback as Don Curren and Karl Schamotta discuss the embattled deal, its historical effects on goods and services trade, and the impact that negotiations could have on currency markets. Exploring the issue through a game theory lens, they will try to answer a simple question – does the United States really hold the Trump card?