The Foreign Exchange Professionals Association (FXPA) elected a new slate of Officers and Board Members at its annual meeting on February 14, 2023.
Effective immediately, Susan Dauber, Head of Legal & Regulatory, Euronext FX, and Chairperson of Euronext Markets Singapore, is Chair of FXPA; Chip Lowry, Senior Managing Director at State Street, is Vice Chair; Lauren Rosborough Watt, Investment Manager at CalPERS, is Secretary; and Paul Houston, Global Head of FX at CME Group, continues as Treasurer. The four officers form FXPA’s Executive Committee, which sets the agenda for the upcoming year.
Dauber succeeds Acting Chair, Chris Leonard-Appleton, Head of FX Risk & Regulation, LSEG, who remains on the Board, and Lowry succeeds Tod Van Name, Global Head of FX Electronic Trading, Bloomberg, who was serving as Acting Vice Chair. Rosborough Watt succeeds Jordan Barnett, MD at BNY Mellon.
“It is an honor to be elected as Chair of the FXPA and to have this opportunity to continue Chris’ fine work and leadership,” says Dauber. “With recent volatility driven by global tensions, inflationary pressures and shifts in monetary policy, the FX market will undoubtedly remain top of mind. It would appear FX volumes are set to continue to grow in 2023 with an increasing interest in the APAC region and we look forward to continuing to expand the FXPA’s membership and outlook. I look forward to working with all members as we represent the collective voice of the FX market.”
In other news, Alex Blackmur, Director of FX, Corporate Finance and Strategic Investments at Microsoft, will lead a new Buy Side Working Group for FXPA. FXPA has recently increased its buy side Advisory Membership with the additions of Mesirow and Insight Investment.
FXPA also elected a slate of candidates to the Board, which is now comprised of: Martin Knudsen, Senior Product Manager, FX Electronic Trading, Bloomberg; Rosborough Watt of CalPERS; Mike Margolis, Assistant General Counsel, Cboe; Houston of CME; Dauber of Euronext US; Leonard-Appleton of LSEG; Blackmur of Microsoft; Christopher Matsko, Head of FX Trading Services, Portware; KC Lam, Head of FX and Rates, Singapore Exchange (SGX); and State Street’s Lowry.
The FXPA is a unique industry body that represents a diverse cross-section of the FX market to advance its mission to collectively represent the interests of professional FX industry participants to advance a sound, liquid, transparent and competitive global currency market to policymakers and the marketplace through education, research and advocacy. Since 2014, the FXPA has established itself as a respected industry thought-leader and resource for global policymakers.
The Foreign Exchange Professionals Association (“FXPA”) is a Washington-based organization that represents the collective interests of professional foreign exchange market participants. The group engages with key regulators and policymakers through education, research, and advocacy, with the goal of advancing a sound, liquid, transparent and competitive global currency market. See more at www.fxpa.org