Saxo Bank has appointed Craig Howard Russell as its chief market strategist for China, based in Beijing. The new hire confirms the bank’s strategy to strengthen its market presence in Asia. Russell has accumulated more than 20 years’ experience in global currency, equity and futures markets. Prior to his appointment, he held the role of chief market strategist with IKON Global Markets for five years. His previous experience includes management roles with Alaron Trading, where he helped start the company’s spot FX desk, and ODL Securities, which he helped to establish.
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