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29 Sep 2022

Podcast Series: a view from the Trading Desk

Chris Brand

Head of FX Trading

Ellie Henderson

Economist

Find out what's moving currency markets in our podcast series as Investec's FX trading desk and London economics team analyse all the latest developments.

Thoughts from the trading floor


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29 September 2022

Sterling - an uncertain outlook?


With sterling hitting an all-time low against the US dollar and UK markets facing general uncertainty, Head of FX Trading Chris Brand and economist Ellie Henderson discuss the current situation and outlook. The reaction to the ‘fiscal event’ was extreme, but was it justified? Markets are on edge as they await a reaction from the Bank of England, as Chris Brand and Ellie Henderson debate in their latest podcast.


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After one of the most dramatic periods in modern UK politics, Investec spot trader Chris Brand and economist Ryan Djajasaputra examine what happens next in the contest to replace Prime Minister Boris Johnson and what that might mean for government policy and currency markets.

13 April 2022

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Investec’s Head of Corporate FX Kiran Russell and Chief Economist Philip Shaw answer those questions and more in our latest podcast.

28 September 2021

Head of Corporate FX, Kiran Russell hosts this week's instalment of the regular FX podcast. This week he is joined by Investec Economist Ellie Henderson and Spot Trader Demitri Theodosiou.

This week, the team discuss the recent central bank meetings, the potential collapse of Evergrande and US fiscal policy. 

07 September 2021

Head of Corporate FX, Kiran Russell hosts this week's instalment of the regular FX podcast. This week he is joined by Investec Economist Ellie Henderson and Spot Trader Chris Brand.

20 August 2021

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This week, the team discuss the recent UK retail sales data and whether the easing of restrictions boosted consumer activity. Also, the US dollar has enjoyed a prosperous period recently - the team analyse what this means for the currency markets and the events to look out for in the US monetary and fiscal calendar. 

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25 June 2021

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11 June 2021

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14 May 2021

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29 April 2021

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16 April 2021

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3 March 2021

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4 February 2021

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21 January 2021

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07 January 2021

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26 November 2020

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12 November 2020

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29 October 2020

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15 October 2020

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24 September 2020

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10 September 2020

Head of Corporate FX, Jonathan Pryor, hosts a discussion with Investec Chief Economist Phil Shaw and Head of Trading, Demitri Theodosiou. This week, the team discuss the impact of the increasing cases of coronavirus, Brexit talks and currency movements.

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16 July 2020

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02 July 2020

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14 May 2020

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30 April 2020

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9 April 2020

Our Investec experts, Jonathan Pryor and Chris Brand are joined by  Investec economist Phil Shaw to provide a quick update on the latest currency movements as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. 

26 March 2020

Our Investec experts, Jonathan Pryor and Chris Brand are joined by  Investec economist Victoria Clarke to provide a quick update on the latest currency movements as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. 

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