IWD – Supurna Vedbrat, global head of trading, BlackRock

Vedbrat discusses her strategy for managing a trading desk: including the growing importance of data, evolution of markets, and how best to handle what the world throws at you from a risk perspective.

“Managing a trading desk is not just about execution. Managing a trading desk involves having a structure and a strategy that can dynamically adjust itself to the market conditions that are always changing around us.”

With a focus on the developing themes of crypto and carbon, she also highlights that sustainability is no longer just a nice option.

“The developments in ESG and the metrics that are being used to measure sustainability and understanding the transition to net zero carbon – these are essential topics that every trader on my desk needs to spend time understanding.”

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