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Helen Thomas CFA

Helen Thomas CFA has almost two decades of experience working in financial markets for banks and fund managers. Most recently she was Head of Currency Alpha at SSGA. She was also an adviser to the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne and Director of the Financial Markets Reform Programme at Policy Exchange. She’s a Board Member of CFA UK and a Freeman of the City of London.

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Latest Sensible Market Commentary

The Revolution Begins Part 2

Dusted ourselves down and carrying on, are we? BlondeMoney has taken your temperature and this is why you’re saying that the inverse-Vol product blow-up of Monday night doesn’t really matter: It was an esoteric product with hardly any AUM Caveat emptor, if you buy something and don’t read the prospectus, more fool you We all…

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The Revolution Begins

As you awaken, strange events have taken place into the dark of the New York Close last night. You may have some questions. Was it a flash crash? Well, it moved quickly but it wasn’t blink and you missed it. The VIX hit 38.8, more than double where it was trading on Friday, but it…

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Euphoria

Well hasn’t this new year just started with an overflow of euphoria? The best start to the year for Global Stock Markets since 2006! As this chart shows, it was only two years ago that we were lamenting the absolute worst start to the year for stock markets ever. So we’ve gone from worst ever…

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