Chinese language and culture @
East China Normal University
Visionary leader with quantitative financial market expertise in emerging markets, frontier markets, foreign exchange, fixed income strategy, structured products and derivative markets. Led Product Management team in the development of a world class post trade and pre-trade foreign exchange transaction analysis application. Also active in international relations as a Military Intelligence specialist with experience in database management,
Visionary leader with quantitative financial market expertise in emerging markets, frontier markets, foreign exchange, fixed income strategy, structured products and derivative markets. Led Product Management team in the development of a world class post trade and pre-trade foreign exchange transaction analysis application. Also active in international relations as a Military Intelligence specialist with experience in database management, economics and foreign policy. Presently holds a Top Secret Clearance (TS SCI). Published several articles on foreign exchange and transaction cost analysis and served as a key note speaker and chair at foreign exchange conferences.
Director, TCA for FX Senior Product Manager @ Senior Product Manager for FX Transaction Cost Analysis. Lead consultant for foreign exchange transaction cost services to institutional investors, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and hedge funds. Led the design and marketing of award-winning foreign exchange transaction cost analysis (FX TCA) tools. Manage global sales for a multi-million dollar analytics product, algorithmic solutions for foreign exchange and electronic trading. From December 2011 to Present (4 years) New York, NYSenior FX Analyst @ The Dealing Room
A member of the new global FX analyst team aimed at deepening Reuters FX, macroeconomic news and analysis offerings. Write daily commentary, analysis and strategy recommendations on Latin American FX and derivative markets. Make weekly strategy recommendations on Reuters TV's "Project Insider." From 2009 to December 2011 (2 years) Greater New York City AreaSenior FX Analyst @ Write daily commentary, analysis and strategy recommendations on Latin American, Canadian, Swiss and New Zealand foreign exchange markets. From 2008 to 2009 (1 year) Greater New York City AreaDirector, Institutional Investor Foreign Exchange Sales @ Personal sales revenue of US$ 5MM. Increased profitability 25% on the Bank to Bank and Institutional Investor sales desk.
Developed an aggressive business plan, which was instrumental in landing 15 new clients, including Pareto Partners, CalPERS and La Caisse de Depot.
Expanded e-Commerce platform to asset managers and international banks resulting in 10 global contracts, quadrupling group's e-commerce revenues.
2004-2006 The Royal Bank of Scotland Foreign Exchange Sales; Opened 10 new accounts and increased sales revenue by US$ 4MM, targeting institutions and central banks with quantitative research and e-commerce solutions.
Chinese language skills leveraged to trade with Chinese, Taiwanese and Singaporean central banks, pension funds and hedge funds.
2002-2004 Deutsche Bank Foreign Exchange Sales From 2006 to 2008 (2 years) Greater New York City AreaVice President @ Vice President Foreign Exchange Sales From January 2004 to March 2006 (2 years 3 months) Vice President @ Vice President, Foreign Exchange Sales From August 2002 to December 2003 (1 year 5 months) Vice President, Institutional Investor Foreign Exchange Sales @ Increased brand recognition on the West Coast and Canada by opening eight new accounts and promoting superior research and e-commerce products.
Developed foreign exchange analytics that combined order flow, quantitative and technical analysis for global dissemination. From January 1999 to January 2002 (3 years 1 month) Vice President @ Head, Trade Execution Department. Managed six trading professionals who tracked, monitored, and executed all trades in the firm's portfolios. The team traded in approximately 60 worldwide financial, currency, and commodity markets for four global macro portfolios worth over US$ 200MM. From March 1999 to September 1999 (7 months) Vice President, Emerging Markets Derivatives and Structured Products @ Traded and marketed Asian and Eastern European fixed income and foreign exchange structured products for large institutions and hedge fund clients.
Developed Indonesian Treasury Bill structured products that enabled clients to gain a guaranteed U.S. dollar return on local currency interest rate exposure. From January 1997 to January 1999 (2 years 1 month) Associate Vice President, Emerging Markets Local Currency Markets @ Pioneered the creation of the Merrill Lynch Emerging Markets Local Currency database, which enabled instant access to reliable emerging market data globally.
Wrote Merrill Lynch's first Emerging Markets Local Currency Handbook for the Hedge Fund and Institutional Investor communities.
Designed and published a daily emerging market local currency market packet combining near real-time prices with historical data captured by the new Merrill Lynch Emerging Markets Database developed as From December 1995 to January 1997 (1 year 2 months) Sales Representative @ Sales Representative for the Upper West Side of Manhattan for Brooklyn Brewery. From 1993 to 1994 (1 year) Intelligence Analyst @ Reported to the Director of Naval Intelligence (DNI). Prepared and delivered intelligence assessments and briefs for the DNI and staff on naval strategies of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries. From January 1991 to September 1992 (1 year 9 months) Electronic Warfare Assistant Department Head @ Hand-picked to run a department of 50 enlisted personnel and officers over other
senior officers after exceeding expectations in ground and flying assignments.
50% advancement rate for department personnel, twice the squadron average. From January 1987 to January 1991 (4 years 1 month) Senior Electronic Warfare Evaluator/Mission Commander @ From 1987 to 1990 (3 years)
MBA, International Finance @ Columbia University - Columbia Business School From 1992 to 1994 Chinese language and culture @ East China Normal University From 1985 to 1985 BS, Political Science @ United States Naval Academy From 1981 to 1985 Naval Academy Prepatory School From 1980 to 1981 Bay Shore High School From 1976 to 1980 Jim Cochrane is skilled in: Emerging Markets, Foreign Exchange, International Finance, Database Admin, Intelligence, Frontier Markets, Hedge Funds, FX Options, Economics, Structured Products, Commodity, Capital Markets, Derivatives, FX trading, Currency, Proprietary Trading, Bonds, Technical Analysis, Middle Office, Macroeconomics, Portfolio Management, Finance, Trading Systems, Interest Rate..., Investment Banking, Trading, Asset Management, Strategy, Banking, Fixed Income, Commodity Markets, Quantitative Finance, Analysis, Equities, Hedging, Financial Markets, Options, Alternative Investments, Electronic Trading, Analytics, Trading Strategies, Rates, Quantitative Analytics, Investments, Swaps, Bloomberg, Equity Research, Bloomberg Terminal, Treasury, FX Trading
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