Tag: Foreign exchange

Yann Couellan: The path of the curious

Curiosity is the key to survival in the world of FICC (Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities) trading, and Yann Couellan, head of FICC trading at BNP Paribas Asset Management, knows this better than most. Couellan speaks to David Whitehouse about his career so far and what still excites him about the future.

Reducing the human touch

Buy-side priorities have been historically dominated by regulatory concerns, but a survey of senior FX buy-siders carried out by Worldwide Business Research suggests that automation is now taking over. Hayley McDowell examines the benefits, challenges and progress as asset managers look to reduce the human touch on trading desks.