Education & Research

The right skills, information and the ability to act – these are prerequisites for success in trading and investing.

Saxo provides more than an opportunity to trade. At Saxo, the finest experts, professional tools, expert research and state-of-the-art technology come together in a unique mix with the one goal of helping you succeed. Get the education, skills and insights you need.

Education, Courses and Learning Material

We want our clients to do well. And for most of us, success is not something that simply falls into our laps. It has to be earned and it can be learned. It is the goal of the Saxo Academy to give you the toolkit with which to reach for your full potential. Saxo offers a broad palette of bite-sized learning modules that can be viewed on a standalone basis, as you need them, or compiled into specific courses.

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In-House Expert Research

Gain access to a team of in-house strategists and experts. Discover their views on markets, asset classes and tradable instruments. Determine how they fit into your own way of thinking and use their insights in your trading decisions - or simply look to them for fresh ideas and new perspectives. 

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Steen Jakobsen

Chief Economist & CIO

Steen Jakobsen first joined Saxo Bank 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.

Ole Hansen

Head of Commodity Strategy

Ole Hansen joined Saxo Bank 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.

John Hardy

Head of FX Strategy

John Hardy joined Saxo Bank 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.

Peter Garnry

Head of Equity Strategy

Peter Garnry, CFA, joined Saxo Bank in 2010 and is the 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 produces trading strategies and analyses of the equity markets as well as individual company stocks, applying advanced statistics and models to beat the market.

Kay Van-Petersen

Global Macro Strategist

Kay Van-Petersen joined Saxo Bank 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.

Simon Fasdal

Head of Fixed Income Trading

Simon Fasdal joined Saxo Bank in 2011 and is Head of the Fixed Income Trading desk. He focuses on delivering strategies and analyses of the bond markets defined by fundamentals, market sentiment and technical developments.

Christopher Dembik

Head of Macro Analysis

Christopher Dembik joined Saxo Bank 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.

Althea Spinozzi

Fixed Income Specialist

Althea Spinozzi joined Saxo Bank 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 focussed on high yield and corporate bonds with attractive risk and return.

Eleanor Creagh

Australian Market Strategist

Eleanor Creagh joined Saxo Bank in 2018 and serves as the bank’s Australian Market 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.