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Profile

Joshua Roberts

Associate Director

My role is to assist our clients in assessing their exposures to the financial markets – predominantly interest rates and foreign exchange – and to structure hedging solutions to manage these risks. I also write JCRA’s Weekly Bulletin, which aims to keep our clients abreast of relevant political and economic developments, and how these may influence the financial markets.

T: +44 (0)207 493 3310

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Expertise

  • Private Equity
  • Commodity Hedging
  • Deal Contingent Hedging
  • FX Hedging
  • Hedge Accounting
  • Inflation Hedging
  • Interest Rate Hedging

Qualifications

  • MMath & MA Mathematics, Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge

About Josh

I joined JCRA in 2016 and now work on the private equity desk. Our team covers a very broad range of clients, from funds and the companies backed by these through to corporates with more general capital structures.

Prior to joining JCRA, I worked at VTB Capital, the investment-banking arm of the Russian state bank, and Odey Asset Management.

When not at the office, I can usually be found playing piano, running further than is entirely sensible, or failing to work on my first novel. 

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Published work

No, the UK is not heading for emerging market status

There is a growing fashion amongst economic pundits for claiming that the UK is starting to behave like an emerging market....

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Will Euribor be discontinued?

The global effort to replace interbank offer rates (IBORs) with risk-free rates (RFRs) represents the most significant challenge faced by financial markets in decades.

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Are central banks ready for the next crisis?

Central bankers, like military generals, are often accused of preparing to fight the last recession. The aftermath of the 2008 crisis was no exception.

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Watch out for a return to fundamentals

For a significant proportion of the last few years, it has been possible to discuss UK market movements without much recourse to fundamentals....

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Private debt: time to panic?

So it is easy to see why regulators are worried: investors are accepting lower returns while simultaneously appearing to increase their risk by sacrificing key protections...

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Trump vs. the Federal Reserve

This short paper looks at how interest rate hedging products have been used historically in the real estate market, how ...

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A good day to bury bad news?

The shift from high street to online retailers matters because they do not make the same contribution to the economy.

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Libor – The risk that’s bigger than Brexit

The discontinuation of Libor promises to be one of the most significant changes to financial markets in decades.

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Forget about event risk – this is the new normal

As market participants and politicians return from their summer breaks, it would seem that the reverberations resulting from three recent geopolitical shocks are approaching their respective climaxes.

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Sterling hamstrung by political infighting

In a previous article, we discussed the concept of “free lunches” - in that no such thing exists, particularly not in foreign exchange markets where the seller needs to make a return in exchange for taking on risk.

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