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Head of Institutional Investor Sales, Americas
Jim initially collected data and disseminated intelligence in the U.S. Navy. After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy, Jim reported to flight school and was assigned to fly intelligence missions, qualifying as a mission commander of the Aries EP-3E. Following his naval career Jim earned an MBA in international finance from Columbia University and joined Merrill Lynch as an emerging markets local currency analyst. While in this role he designed and constructed Merrill Lynch’s first emerging markets foreign exchange and interest rate data base. Prior to joining ITG in December of 2011, Mr. Cochrane worked at Thompson Reuters as a senior foreign exchange analyst and prior to that, spent 10 years covering institutional investors in foreign exchange sales at several firms including Standard Chartered Bank, RBS Greenwich Capital, Deutsche Bank, and Citibank. His clients included central banks, sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and some of the world's largest asset managers.
Managing Director, Global Head
Discretionary FX Trading
Campbell and Company
Trader and Portfolio Manager
As a Portfolio Manager at STRS Ohio, Ken consistently delivers outstanding short-term and long-term risk-adjusted performance on a multi-billion international portfolio.
He has also implemented a 50% currency hedging policy and is actively managing the currency hedging program. Prior to STRS Ohio, Ken was a Senior Risk Analyst at Bank One (currently JP Morgan) and Huntington Bank
Rady School of Management
Sadis and Goldberg
After leaving the SEC, Mr. Viola founded VIOCO, Ltd. (“VIOCO”), which provided consulting services to investment advisers and broker-dealers in the field of regulatory compliance, including compliance policy planning and implementation of soft dollar reviews, mock SEC compliance audits, and compliance training for supervisory personnel. VIOCO also served as a consultant to provide mandated corrective consulting to investment advisers that were sanctioned by the SEC.
From 1997 to 2002, Mr. Viola served as General Counsel for Andover Brokerage LLC, which was ultimately acquired by SunGard (NYSE:SDS). Andover was a self-clearing member firm of the NASD, currently known as FINRA and a trading/technology firm that provided direct-access trading, order routing, and brokerage and clearing services to the professional traders. From 2002 to early 2006, Mr. Viola served as the General Counsel to the Carlin Financial Group, which was ultimately acquired by RBC Capital Markets, LLC. Mr. Viola then founded his own law firm and eventually merged it into Sadis & Goldberg’s law practice in late 2006.
Covington and Burling
Head of FX Transaction Sales, Americas
Susan Gammage is the Head of FX Transaction Sales, Americasfor the Thomson Reuters Financial and Risk division. She has over 20 years of experience in theforeign exchange markets and joined FXall from Citibank in 2011 where she hadbeen the Global Head of E Commerce. Susan started her career at Thomson Reuters where she held a variety ofsales, account management and strategy roles all focused on the business offoreign exchange. During her tenure, sheplayed a key leadership role in the launch of Matching and Dealing 3000. She isa former member of the Canadian Foreign Exchange Committee and the ForeignExchange Committee of the Federal Reserve Bank and currently sits on the ACIAmericas Board. She is a graduate ofMount Holyoke College.
The LMAX Exchange OPEN order book is driven by streaming, no ‘last look’ limit orders supplied by institutional liquidity providers. Servicing brokers, funds, asset managers and banks, LMAX Exchange offers a range of key products, including spot FX, precious metals, commodities and equity indices, with complete pre and post-trade transparency and order execution where no ‘last look’ is standard.
Global Head of FX Electronic Execution
Tod Van Name is global head of FX and commodity electronic trading atBloomberg. Based in New York, he oversees business strategy and productdevelopment for Bloomberg'sForeign Exchange trading platform FXGO on the Bloomberg Professional service, the world's most trusted source for real-timeand historical financial data, news, research and analytics.
Mr. Van Nameand his team were instrumental in creating the desktop FX product, includingthe development of FXGO, which allows clients to perform pre-trade andpost-trade analytics, trade a wide variety of FX instruments, and manage theirFX risk via the Bloomberg Professional service.
Previously,Mr. Van Name was global business manager for various product groups includingEconomics, FX, Commodities and Fixed Income. He also directed Bloomberg's teamof application specialists in the Americas who provide market expertise andBloomberg analytical solutions to internal and external clients. Prior tojoining Bloomberg in 2006, he traded currencies and options for over 19 yearsat several major banks, and served as senior vice president and manager offoreign exchange trading at Fuji Bank, where he oversaw the spot, forward andoption trading desks. He has a BA in Economics from the University ofCalifornia and an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management. He had been quoted widely in media includinge-forex, Euromoney, Financial Times, FX Week, and Profit & Loss.
Head of FX and Commodity Liquidity Solutions
Head of eFX Trading North America, Global Head of FX Algos
Bank of America Merrill Lynch