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We started running finance talks in London in early 2009 organised by Saeed Amen and Paul Bilokon. In the past 6 years, we have welcome speakers in London, from a wide range of different areas of finance, including Greg Zuckerman, bestselling author and Pat Hagan, creator of the SABR model.

London has also evolved as our base for research and consulting activities led by Saeed Amen based in Level39 - Europe's largest technology accelerator for finance, retail, cyber-security and future cities technology companies​

The opening of Level39

The opening of Level39 in 2013 by Mayor Boris Johnson


Next London events

Thalesians Panel (London) — Cudmore/Burroughs & more — Global macro panel

Eric Burroughs

Eric Burroughs

Date and Time

7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 25 November, 2015

Venue

Ginger Room, Marriott Hotel, Canary Wharf, London, UK.

Meetup.com

You can register for this event and pay online on Meetup.com: http://www.meetup.com/thalesians/events/225880316/

Abstract

With markets in flux looking towards a Fed hike in the coming months, and the large sell off in emerging markets, our expert panel will discuss how markets are behaving and also will be giving their views for macro markets, in particular for FX and rates.

There will also be a Q&A to bring the audience into the discussion.

Our panellists will include:

  • Eric Burroughs (Reuters - Editor of FX Buzz @ericbeebo)
  • Mark Cudmore (Bloomberg News - First Word EM Strategist)
  • Mick Grady (Aviva - Senior Economist/Multi-asset strategist @fundamentalmac)
  • Jeremy Wilkinson-Smith (Independent FX trader @JeremyWS)

Saeed Amen (co-founder and managing director of the Thalesians @thalesians) will host the panel

Selected Bios

Eric Burroughs is editor and managing analyst of Reuters Buzz, the intraday market intelligence and commentary service. Has covered markets and economics around the world for 15 years with Reuters, including stints in New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong where he previously served as Asia Financial Markets Editor.

People/Biographies/MarkCudmore

Mick Grady (@fundamentalmac) recently joined Aviva Investors as Senior Economist and Multi-asset Strategist, responsible for global macro markets. Previously he was Senior Economist at COMAC Capital, a global macro hedge fund, following over a decade in a variety of roles at the Bank of England. He began his career in Australia as an economist at the Treasury department. He holds an Honours degree in Economics (Macquarie University Australia).

Jeremy Wilkinson-Smith (@JeremyWS) is an independent trader. He has spent the 5 years, trading FX and interest rates from a global macro perspective. He is currently reading finance at the University of Warwick.

Saeed is the founder of Cuemacro and is a co-founder of the Thalesians. Over the past decade, Saeed Amen has developed systematic trading strategies at major investment banks including Lehman Brothers and Nomura. Independently, he is also a systematic FX trader, running a proprietary trading book trading liquid G10 FX, which has had a Sharpe ratio over 1.5 since 2013. He is also the author of Trading Thalesians: What the ancient world can teach us about trading today (Palgrave Macmillan).

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Venue

Private meeting rooms at Marriott Hotel Canary Wharf
Hertsmere Road
Canary Wharf
London
E14 8JJ (venue subject to change)

London Organisers

Paul Bilokon

Paul Bilokon

Paul A. Bilokon is CEO and Founder of Thalesians Ltd. He has previously served as Director at Deutsche Bank, where he ran the global credit and core quant teams, part of Markets Electronic Trading (MET) group. He is one of the pioneers of electronic trading in credit, including indices, single names, and cash, and has worked in e-trading, derivatives pricing, and quantitative finance at bulge bracket institutions, including Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers, Nomura, and Citigroup. His more than a decade-long career spans many asset classes: equities, FX spot and options, rates and credit.

Paul has graduated from Christ Church, Oxford, with a distinction, and twice from Imperial College London. The domain-theoretic framework for continuous-time stochastic processes, developed with Prof. Abbas Edalat, earned him a PhD degree and a prestigious LICS paper. Paul's other academic interests include stochastic filtering and machine learning. He is an expert developer in C++, Java, Python, and kdb+/q, with a special interest in high performance scientific computing.

His interests in philosophy and finance led him to formulate the vision for and found Thalesians, a consultancy and think tank of dedicated professionals working in quant finance, economics, mathematics, physics and computer science, the focal point of a community with over 2,500 members worldwide. Thalesians was co-founded with two of Paul's friends and colleagues, Saeed Amen and Matthew Dixon.

Dr. Bilokon is a joint winner of the Donald Davis Prize (2005), winner of the British Computing Society Award for the Student Making the Best Use of IT (World Leadership Forum's SET award, 2005), Ward Foley Memorial Scholarship (2001), two University of London High Achiever Awards (in mathematics and physics, 1999); a Member of the British Computer Society, Institution of Engineering and Technology, and European Complex Systems Society; Associate of the Securities and Investment Institute, and Royal College of Science; and a frequent speaker at premier conferences such as Global Derivatives, alphascope, LICS, and Domains.

[ Paul's home page ]


Saeed Amen

Saeed Amen

Saeed is the founder of Cuemacro and is a co-founder of the Thalesians. Over the past decade, Saeed Amen has developed systematic trading strategies at major investment banks including Lehman Brothers and Nomura. Independently, he is also a systematic FX trader, running a proprietary trading book trading liquid G10 FX, which has had a Sharpe ratio over 1.5 since 2013. He is also the author of Trading Thalesians: What the ancient world can teach us about trading today (Palgrave Macmillan).

[ Saeed's home page | The Thalesian Blog ]


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