Althea Spinozzi joined Saxo in 2017, and serves as Fixed Income specialist. Althea produces Fixed Income research and works directly with clients in order to help them select and trade bonds. Because of her background in leveraged debt, she is particularly focused on high yield and corporate bonds with attractive risk and return.
She is a regular contributor of fixed income analysis to Saxo’s News & Research hub where she outlined her view of bond market trends across the developed and emerging market spaces, as well as in investment grade and high-yield bonds.
Christopher Dembik joined Saxo Bank Group in 2014 and has been the Head of Macro Analysis since 2016. He focuses on delivering analysis of monetary policies and macroeconomic developments globally as defined by fundamentals, market sentiment and technical analysis.
Dembik won in 2015 the Thomson Reuters StarMine Awards for the best macroeconomic forecasts for France. He is also the author of “The Greatest Contemporary Economic Debates” published in 2016 and has a new book coming out in 2017 on virtual currencies. Dembik writes Saxo Bank Group’s Monthly Macro Outlook, which has a strong focus on monetary policies. He regularly publishes outlooks on the French and Polish economies. He also often quoted in the news media such as Bloomberg, TF1 and Newsweek.
The weakness seen in emerging markets is a clear indicator that the global credit cycle is turning down. Divergence between EM countries, most notably in the areas of trade liberalisation and current account status, means that a crisis like the one seen in the late 1990s remains unlikely.
Eleanor Creagh joined Saxo Bank Group in 2018 and serves as the bank's Australian markets strategist, responsible for creating, implementing, and monitoring equity strategies and research for traders and investors, as well as developing quantitative models and customised mathematical frameworks for institutional clients.
Eleanor Creagh will be working out of the Bank’s Australian hub in Sydney. In her role as Australia Market Strategist, she will be supporting Saxo’s expert Global Sales Trading team with trading ideas and financial market insights, while helping local traders and investors find signals amid market noise.
Before joining Saxo, Eleanor held senior positions at JB Markets, Knowledgebank IQ, and Sapient Financial Solutions.
Eleanor holds a double major in Finance and Economics from the University of Sydney, and a Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine
from the Royal Veterinary College, University College London.
John Hardy joined Saxo in 2002 and has been Head of FX Strategy since October 2007. He focuses on delivering strategies and analyses in the currency market as defined by fundamentals, changes in macroeconomic themes, and technical developments.
Hardy has won several accolades for his work and was named the most successful 12-month forecaster for 2015 among over 30 of FX Week’s regular contributors. His forex market column is often quoted and he is a regular guest and commentator on television, including CNBC and Bloomberg.
Kay Van-Petersen joined Saxo in 2014 as a Global Macro Strategist, based in Singapore. He focuses on delivering strategies and analyses across asset classes based on monetary & fiscal policies, global geopolitical landscapes as well as other macroeconomic fundamentals. He also takes into account market sentiment, technical and momentum factors.
KVP has over a decade of experience in the financial markets, with the majority of those years spent as a trader & analyst across multiple strategies including: global macro, equity long/short, fundamental value, event-driven and special situations. He is the author of various multi-asset/strategy research products the weekly “Macro Mondays” calls and reports with a focus on tactical as well as strategic positioning. He also contributes to Saxo Bank Group’s Quarterly outlooks and other thematic investment pieces as well as making special situation ad hoc calls.
Ole Hansen joined Saxo in 2008 and has been Head of Commodity Strategy since 2010. He focuses on delivering strategies and analyses of the global commodity markets defined by fundamentals, market sentiment and technical developments.
Hansen is the author of the Weekly Commodity Update, which sets out the moves in commodities, and also provides clients with commodity related trade views under the #SaxoStrats brand. He is a regular contributor to both broadcast and print media including CNBC, Bloomberg, Reuters, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and the Telegraph.
Peter Garnry joined Saxo in 2010 and is Head of Equity Strategy. In 2016, he became responsible for the quantitative strategies team, which focuses on how to apply computer models to financial markets. He develops trading strategies and analyses of the equity markets as well as individual company stocks applying statistics and models.
Garnry developed Saxo Bank Group’s Alpha Picks which is a monthly publication selecting the most attractive stocks across the US, Europe and Asia. He also contributes to the Saxo Quarterly Outlooks and the annual Outrageous Predictions and is a regular commentator on television, including CNBC and Bloomberg TV.
Simon Fasdal joined Saxo in 2011 and is Head of Fixed Income. He focuses on delivering strategies and analyses of the bond markets defined by fundamentals, market sentiment and technical developments.
Fasdal has more than 15 years of market experience and has headed several fixed income teams, including the bond trading team at Nykredit Markets, the largest mortgage bank in Denmark. He is a regular contributor to TradingFloor, providing the view on fixed income in Saxo Bank Group’s Quarterly Outlooks as well as setting out potential disruptive scenarios in the annual “Outrageous Predictions” publication. He also appears regularly in local and international media.
For too long, fixed income trading has been hamstrung by its old-fashioned operations, and in this age of AI and automation it is a surprise to most that bond trading is still generally executed by a phone call. The launch of Saxo Bank’s digital bond trading solution in late 2016 set out to change all this.
Steen Jakobsen first joined Saxo in 2000 and has served as both Chief Economist and Chief Investment Officer since 2009. He focuses on delivering asset allocation strategies and analysis of the overall macroeconomic and political landscape as defined by fundamentals, market sentiment and technical developments in the charts.
With more than 25 years of experience within the fields of trading and investment, Jakobsen is a highly renowned and respected Chief Economist, who regularly appears as a guest host on CNBC and Bloomberg News. Prior to joining Saxo, he worked with Swiss Bank Corp, Citibank, Chase Manhattan and UBS. He also served as Global Head of Trading, FX and Options at Christiania (now Nordea).
Chinese technology shares are breaking down, EMs are getting less credit at higher prices, and President Trump is reportedly preparing an additional $200bn in tariffs. The next two trading days will be critical for the overall risk climate in financial markets.