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Co-Founder & CEO of Saxo Bank
Kim Fournais is co-founder and CEO of Saxo Bank. He held various positions in the financial services sector, before establishing Saxo Bank with Lars Seier Christensen in 1992 under the name Midas. Fournais headed Midas alone until 1995, when Seier Christensen joined as co-CEO.
Chief Financial & Risk Officer
Steen Blaafalk is Global Head of Finance and Risk Operations at Saxo Bank, and a member of the Board of Management. He is responsible for all legal, compliance, finance, risk management, and client and business intelligence within the Bank.
COO of Saxo Bank
Søren Kyhl is Chief Operating Officer (COO) and member of the Management Board with responsibility for daily operations and execution including overseeing the bank’s digital experience, marketing and data science.
Chief Client Officer
Damian Bunce is Chief Client Officer, member of the Executive Team and Head of global distribution and client services at Saxo Bank, responsible for the origination, retention and growth of High Value Direct Clients and Wholesale Clients.
Chief Information Officer
Ashok Kalyanswamy is Chief Information Officer at Saxo Bank and a member of the bank’s Executive Team. He is responsible for the strategic direction and operations of Saxo Bank’s global IT organization, serving as the leader for Saxo’s IT-team counting around 500 employees.
Head of Group Human Resources
Stig Christensen joined Saxo Bank on January 1, 2016 as Head of Group Human Resources. He is responsible for managing all human resource activities at Saxo Bank to allow for the successful execution of strategy.
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.
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.
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.
Head of Equity Strategy
Peter Garnry joined Saxo Bank 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.
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.
Head of Fixed Income
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.
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.
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.
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.
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