BMO expands FX business with four global hires

BMO Capital Markets has expanded its foreign exchange business globally, with four senior hires in London, New York and Shanghai.

Greg Anderson, previously North American head of G-10 strategy at Citi, becomes global head of FX strategy at the Canadian bank in New York. He will report to Ed Solari, managing director for FX sales.

The bank has also added to its FX strategy team in London, hiring Stephen Gallo as head of FX strategy for Europe, reporting to Simon Watkins, managing director, FX and China capital markets. Gallo was previously an FX strategist at Crédit Agricole.

In Shanghai, Angela Wen joins as head of China FX sales, reporting jointly to David Mu, senior manager, treasury, and Lisa Xia, managing director, trading products. Wen’s career spans more than 20 years and includes senior sales roles at Credit Suisse and ANZ.

Meanwhile, Matthew Van Dyckhoff also joins BMO in FX sales. Based in London, he will cover the FX real-money sector. He most recently worked in FX sales at Brown Brothers Harriman.

“The extensive experience of these additions to our team will help us continue to provide our clients with new products and strategic ideas by highlighting key trends and opportunities in FX on a global level,” says CJ Gavsie, global head of FX products at BMO in Toronto.

Anderson had been at Citi for just over two years, and before that was a currency strategist at Société Générale. He has also held FX strategy roles at ABN Amro and Bank Boston, and owns a part-time FX consulting business called Harmonics FX.

Before joining Crédit Agricole, where he worked for eight months, Gallo was head of market analysis at Schneider Foreign Exchange, now Monex Europe.


This article was first published on FX Week

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