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Profile

Chris Towner

Director

I joined as a Director and specialise in the provision of FX advice to funds, corporates and private equity clients. With a background in banking and corporate dealing, coupled with 15 years’ experience in advising corporates and funds on their FX exposures, my role at JCRA is to help clients protect themselves against currency risk.

T: +44 (0)207 493 3310

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Expertise

  • Private Equity
  • Corporates
  • FX Hedging
  • Real Estate

About Chris

Prior to JCRA, Chris worked at Barclays Capital on the foreign exchange trading desk for eight years before joining HiFX (now XE.com) for 15 years where he was responsible for the corporate side of the business for dealing and advisory.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family as well as my other passions such as running, travel, restaurants and live music. I also like to keep in touch with different circles of friends that I have formed over the years.

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Published work

Polls and the pound

Which way will sterling move ahead of the UK General Election? Read our analysis on how election polls influence the pound.

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Sterling – what next?

Volatility in the FX markets often hinges on uncertainty. With all the noise surrounding Brexit, which reached a crescendo over the weekend, it is therefore unsurprising that sterling has been subject to significant movements.

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Currency seesaw

The outcome to the Brexit negotiations has always been quite binary with a ‘hard’ Brexit expected to weigh on Sterling and a ‘negotiated deal’ positive for the currency

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FX Hedging: Is now a good time to restructure ‘in-the-money’ hedges?

GBP hedges, whether placed during the last six months or back in 2016, have significant positive mark to market values.

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The state of global interest rates

The pending summer holiday period gives us time to reflect on the year so far and the opportunity to recharge our batteries for what is expected to be a busy Q4...

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EMIR 2.1 impact and the rise of emerging markets investing

Over the last few months we have seen a significant jump in advising funds looking to buy assets in South America. Here returns can still be significantly higher, but so are the risks

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Sterling Jumps Back to Life

Brexit has made uncertainty the norm causing traders over the past 18 months to sit on their hands while faced with a binary risk...

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Spring cleaning your financial risk policy?

If your business or fund has the requirement to hold cash, there’s no time like the present to review yields..

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Understanding currency impact at fund level

In December 2016 the FOMC initiated its current hiking cycle, raising rates by 25bps. Since then, gradually but consistently, we have seen the FOMC continue to tighten interest rates.

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Are you prepared for a spike in FX volatility?

Generally, uncertainty breeds volatility in financial markets. If you have risk within your business or on fund level and you are considering hedging it, it is far easier to plan your strategy in a low volatility environment

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