John Taylor is the Chairman, CEO and founder of FX Concepts. He has over 40 years of experience in the foreign exchange and related fixed income markets. He is recognized as an expert in the management of foreign exchange and a pioneer in the analysis of cyclicality of foreign exchange and interest rate markets.
When the dollar floated on August 15, 1971, ending its convertibility into gold (at $35/ounce!) and bringing down the Bretton Woods monetary system where world currencies were pegged to the dollar, John reckoned that “there will be a lot more foreign exchange trading than before”, and he decided to dedicate his career to FX.
The heyday of FX are far from over.
In this in-depth Opalesque.TV video, John Taylor explains:
Factors affecting FX as an asset class going forward:
Europe: Why the political formation process may still go on for 20 years
“A lot of things will have to happen, some of them problematic”
Asia: Japan & China
Japanese debt crisis: the Newfoundland of 1930?
China and its relationships to Asian neighbors
Fixed Income: Global fixed income markets will fundamentally change
Why the banking system in the U.S. and Europe is still a systemic risk and other risks for global economy and FX
How 2008 and the new, deep involvement of Central Banks changed the FX game & strategies
FX Concepts today:
From complacency trap into top quartile again
Ability to mix volatility, tail risk, risk control and absolute return strategies
Why large investors always should consider and analyze FX
John Taylor is the Chairman, CEO and founder of FX Concepts. He has over 40 years of experience in the foreign exchange and related fixed income markets. He is recognized as an expert in the management of foreign exchange and a pioneer in the analysis of cyclicality of foreign exchange and interest rate markets. Prior to founding FX Concepts, John was a Vice President at Citibank, where he headed the bank’s marketing and advisory services in foreign exchange.
John began his career at Chemical Bank, where he founded that bank’s Foreign Exchange Advisory Service in 1972. In this capacity he was the author of Foreign Exchange Exposure Management, which was published by Chemical Bank. In addition, John developed the first computer models designed to assist multinational corporations in the management of foreign exchange risk.