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News and Updates from Artemis

Check out our latest newsletter with market updates, people moves and more. Click here for our latest newsletter from April 2022

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FX/EM Market Moves & Commentary 2021

Once again we would like to present to you, our clients and friends, our annual compilation of the various NY based personnel moves for FX/EM Sales and Trading and FI Research throughout 2021. We are happy to say that 2022 is off to a great start for us and we hope the same for all […]

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FX/EM Market Moves & Commentary 2020

2020 was a year like no other. It would be a challenge to summarize the many ways the Covid19 pandemic impacted all of us, but not everything was bad and there were silver linings. I hope everyone reading this report is staying safe and adapting as we navigate this unprecedented time. We have high hopes […]

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News and Updates from Artemis

Check out our latest newsletter with market updates, people moves and more. Click here for our latest newsletter from January 2021

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News and Updates from Artemis

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News and Updates from Artemis Consulting

This has been a challenging time for us all, reminding us of life’s fragility, and the importance of health, family and community. We are adapting here at Artemis and remain optimistic of the opportunities ahead. With that enthusiasm for the future, we want to share our inaugural newsletter and hope it sparks interesting conversations with you […]

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FX/EM Market Moves & Commentary 2019

Trade tensions, slowing global growth, central bank intervention and geopolitical unrest contributed to softening macro environment and low currency market volatility. As a result, global foreign exchange activity was down this year, with many banks reporting results well below budget. Hiring activity kept up a moderate pace at all levels with both US and foreign […]

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Are your trading desks properly staffed with traders who have the experience to navigate the looming volatility in currency markets?

Read how sharp currency moves are an alarming sign that geopolitical machinations affecting U.S. stocks are spreading to foreign exchange and other markets in this very interesting WSJ article. https://www.wsj.com/articles/sharp-drops-in-currencies-hint-at-spreading-volatility-1523790000?mod=djem10point

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FX/EM Market Moves & Commentary 2017

Regulation, MIFID II, automation, AI, bitcoin and Trump tweets were the themes circulating in the markets last year. 2017 began with a new US president and administration that had the business wondering what would be in store for markets. Still struggling with a low-volatility environment, underperforming clients and lower volumes, the foreign exchange market had […]

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Dramatic change in negotiating offer terms is on the way

The new law passed by the NYS Legislature, taking effect this November, will bring about a drastic change in the way Wall Street negotiates offers with candidates. While this is intended to narrow or eliminate the gender pay gap, we foresee some awkwardness as the industry adjusts to a new paradigm in compensation discussions. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/13/business/dealbook/job-salary-pay-women-men-wall-street.html?smid=li-share&_r=0

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FX/EM Market Moves & Commentary for 2016

2016 started off with a market meltdown led by China and oil prices that shook everyone’s confidence. Currency markets saw extreme moves and the interest rate picture remained highly uncertain. In the meantime, FX Volumes came into the New Year on record lows and all players were concerned about what 2016 would hold. During the […]

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FX/EM Market Moves and Commentary for 2015

This was an eventful year bringing some much needed volatility back into the market, although not without consequences. And while FX revenues were strong this year for many institutions, it was not enough to overcome the pressure of dwindling Fixed Income business, higher cost-of capital, continued regulatory pressures and client malaise. With cost cutting being […]

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Hedge Funds Pick-up Sell-side Talent

As witnessed by Jeff Feig’s movement to Fortress Investments, there is a notable trend of sell side professionals finding new roles and new opportunities on the buy side. According to industry reports, hedge fund and fund-of-funds AUM grew from $2.6 trillion in 2013 to approximately $3 trillion in 2014. This type of growth creates demand […]

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Data Points – Harnessing Value from Mountains of Data

We found this blog entry, Data Predetermined the Real Winner in the Latest US Election interesting.

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Great Questions to Ask on Interviews

When preparing candidates for job interviews we are sometimes asked what questions they should ask the potential employer.  This article by Jeff Haden in Inc. Magazine: Job Interviews: 5 Questions Great Candidates Ask, poses some good options.  It is important to note that no matter how senior-level you are, it is good to go over the basics.  Wall Street Oasis, targeting […]

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Quantifying the Quants

Check out this blog entry on the meaning of all things quant. We think you will find the premise of this piece, written by Andy Nguyen on www.quantnet.com, thought provoking. Here’s an excerpt: “Applied to a person, the Platonic ideal is someone with a quantitative PhD and a deep understanding of financial theory, who applies […]

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Not all job losses are created equally

Bloomberg reports the job loss figures for 2011-2012 will now surpass the number of jobs lost in 2008 through 2009.  What can job seekers expect in 2011 and beyond? To set the tone, I quote Citigroup’s Vikram Pandit, CEO of Citigroup on his outlook “Financial services face an extremely challenging operating environment with an unprecedented combination […]

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Stealth Reductions in Force

”A Stealth reduction in Force”  is how one professional put it. We are hearing of light job cuts across the industry in Fixed Income( in US). Strategic hires made in 2009 and 2010 have come under pressure as trading volumes have dropped and client interest has been quieter than normal .  The moves tend to be selective and […]

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Just Four Global Events Will Determine Investor’s Fates

The fates of investors and traders alike depend on how four politically charged events play out over the next 12 months. James Shinn takes a look at how the interplay of US monetary policy, Chinese economic growth, the European debt crisis and Saudi oil prices are likely to determine the future of the global economy. http://www.institutionalinvestor.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=2855196&LS=EMS544288

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Conversations in the Market

This week our question is for the Head of Electronic Trading at a recognized algorithmic trading firm. Q: Where do you think trading execution is heading over the next five years? A: The evolution and transformation of Wall Street trading desks over the next several years will continue to move further away from the traditional trading desks that […]

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