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About the event

Our second GFXD “Next Step FX” Diversity, Equity and Inclusion event, will again showcase the Foreign Exchange market - focusing on its evolution and future developments and how this is creating opportunities for a rewarding career in FX.

The event will cover the transformation of the FX market and highlight the mid-to long-term industry trends and how they are driving new opportunities for FX careers in areas such as sales, trading, operations, analytics, technology, and digital currencies.

The main aim of the event is to:
- Promote the FX market as a preferred place to work and attract talent from diverse backgrounds to help develop the FX workforce of the future
- Showcase the FX market, with a focus on current and future FX market developments
- Provide a mix of informative panel sessions and structured networking opportunities

The event will feature a keynote address from Michelle Neal, Head of the Markets Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, followed by two panel discussions with leading industry speakers. At the conclusion of the panels, there will be a networking reception, which will offer multiple opportunities for attendees to network with FX leaders from the world’s leading FX banks.

Who should attend
Diverse talent with 5+ years of career experience interested in exploring career opportunities in FX. You may be:
- Considering a move into FX from elsewhere in financial services
- Interested in how your career in other industries can position you for a move into FX
- Looking to return to work after a career break
- Already working in FX and interested in the latest developments

To register for this event and view further information such as: the agenda, speakers and session timings, please click here.

This event is free to attend.

Next Step FX is a GFXD event, kindly being hosted at Deutsche Bank.



Registration enquiries

For registration enquiries, please contact Events on [email protected] for assistance.


Registration and Networking Refreshments
Welcome remarks
James Kemp,
Managing Director, Global FX Division, GFMA
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Keynote Address
James Kemp,
Managing Director, Global FX Division, GFMA
Michelle Neal,
Head of the Markets Group, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
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Panel discussion: Evolution of the FX Market - The Market Today
  • What is FX and how has the FX market evolved?
  • What are the opportunities and trends emerging in FX?
  • Changes in the FX market structure - FX trading, products, FX sales, research, custody
  • How does the FX market provide challenging careers?
Marisa Kurk,
Marisa Kurk, Senior Vice-President Head of FX, Northern Trust
David Leigh,
Head of FX Spot and Electronic Trading, Deutsche Bank
Sophia Drossos,
Strategist and Economist, Point72 Asset Management
Suzanne Morad,
Head of FX Sales North America, State Street Global Markets
Tonia Steck,
Managing Director, Head of U.S. Institutional Rates & North American FX Institutional Sales, Royal Bank of Canada
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Introduction to Session 2
Russell Lascala,
Head of Global FX, Deutsche Bank
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Panel discussion: The Future of the FX Market – The Market Tomorrow
  • Impact of technology across the FX lifecycle.
  • Blockchain and Digital Currencies CBDC’s, Stablecoins & Crypto. How are these markets developing?
  • Technology spends: the rise of the machines or a major opportunity for new talent?
  • What skills are needed as technology goes front and center?
Jason Vitale,
Global Head FX, Fixed Income, Equities & Capital Markets at Bank of New York Mellon
Caroline Butler,
CEO Digital Assets, Bank of New York Mellon
Ghada Jerfel,
Efx Algorithmic Trader, BNP Paribas
Puneet Singhvi,
Managing Director & Head of Digital Assets, Citibank
Rhodel D'souza,
Digital Markets Product Lead - FX, Commodities, Emerging Markets at JP Morgan
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Closing remarks
Janet Dawson,
Managing Director, GFMA - Global FX Division, Americas
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Networking drinks reception