2023 Advisory Board

2023 Advisory Board

Leah Mallas

Global Head of FX Prime Brokerage and FX Clearing

JP Morgan

Leah Mallas is the Global Head of FX Prime Brokerage and FX Clearing at J.P. Morgan.  She has held this position since late 2017 and is responsible for the global product management and development of the business.

A 17 year veteran of the firm, Leah has held a variety of internal roles within the bank managing client service teams, in addition to an external trading management role at Millennium Partners.

Leah holds a Bachelor of Science from the Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University.

Marc Chandler

Chief market strategist

Bannockburn Global Forex

One of the most widely respected and quoted currency experts, Marc Chandler has been covering the global capital markets for more than 30 years. As a keen observer of the interconnection of international politics and economics, Marc appears daily in the financial press - CNBC, CNBC Asia FOX Business, Bloomberg TV and Radio, Barron’s, The Financial Times, The Washington Post, and more – where he provides his colorful take on the day’s global financial and economic news.

Throughout his career on Wall Street, Chandler has advised private businesses, hedge funds and asset managers on navigating the foreign exchange market, and most recently joined Bannockburn Global Forex as Managing Director and Chief Market Strategist in their New York City office.

Keep up with Marc Chandler's ongoing analysis on his blog, www.marctomarket.com, or follow him on Twitter, @marcmakingsense.

Marisa Kurk

Global head of foreign exchange

Northern Trust Corporation

Cameron Crosby

Managing director

Guggenheim Partners

Mr. Crosby joined Guggenheim Partners in June 2015, where he runs the FX and Derivatives Sector Team.  He and his team are responsible for all FX related funding and hedging portfolio management and trading across the organization.  Additionally, he manages an alternative cash management strategy and is the Portfolio Manager for FX and Rate Volatility relative value mandates.  Prior to joining Guggenheim, he worked as an FX G10 STIR trader at Wells Fargo Bank and as a fixed income trader at Wells Fargo Advisors. Mr. Crosby graduated from College of Charleston with a B.S. in Business Administration and a Minor in Economics and additionally has his CFA Charter.

Jason Fromer

MD, head of US FICC trading

Manulife Asset Management

Nowara Munir

Head of FX trading

Lazard Asset Management

Inderjit Takk

Head of FX & derivatives trading

Mackenzie Investments

John Velis

FX and Macro Strategist, Americas

BNY Mellon

John Velis is a member of BNY Mellon Markets' global strategy team and serves as FX and Macro Strategist for the Americas. He leads BNY Mellon's continued investment into North American commentary.

He joined BNY Mellon from State Street in Boston, where he was instrumental in running a Macro Research function that applied proprietary data on investor behaviour, market-risk modelling and real-time inflation analysis to the firm’s client base. Prior to his role as a senior multi-asset strategist at State Street Global Markets, John was based in London and worked at Vanguard Asset Management, Russell Investments and ABN Amro.

He holds a PhD in Applied Economics from Indiana University and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He was also a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

Bryan Seegers

Director eFX business development

Citadel Securities

Jonathan Karlin

Global head of emerging markets FX trading

Wells Fargo

Jonathan Karlin is the Global Head of Emerging Markets FX Trading at Wells Fargo, joining in 2022. He has more than 15 years in Emerging Markets Trading having previously worked at Bank of America, Macquarie, and most recently at RBS / NatWest Markets as the Head of Emerging Markets FX Trading in the US. He additionally has spent time on the Board of Directors at EMTA (Emerging Market Traders Association). Jonathan holds a B.S. in Economics from Duke University.

Joe Parsons

Global markets deputy editor

Risk.net and FX Markets

Joe Parsons is deputy editor on the markets desk. He was formerly deputy editor at Global Custodian, and prior to that was at The Trade.

Don Cummings

Head of G10 & EM Asia trading Mizuho Americas


Don Cummings is head of G10 and EM Asia FX trading at Mizuho Americas (MSUSA). In his current role he is responsible for overseeing the provision and management of a broad portfolio of FX hedging products to MSUSA’s corporate and institutional clients. Since joining in 2017 Don has worked to build and develop MSUSA’s capabilities across the spectrum of FX derivatives. Prior to joining Mizuho Don worked in FX and Macro rates trading at Nomura securities. Don holds an MSc. In Economics from the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE).