Mark Linnan, global head of risk trading at Bank Julius Baer in Zurich, told RiskNews’s sister publication FX Week that the move was in response to increasing customer demand for emerging markets products. “Emerging market assets and structured emerging markets-based products are becoming increasingly important components of portfolios,” said Linnan.
Clients of the new desk may trade 25 emerging markets currencies in Asia, emerging Europe, the Middle East and Africa and Latin America. Previously, Bank Julius Baer was active in emerging markets fixed income, with any resulting forex transactions routed through the G10 spot and forwards desks.
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