Profile

COEX is a leading financial services firm. We offer trade advisory and execution services in listed derivatives, fixed income, IRS markets and OTC foreign exchange. Our primary aim is to help our institutional clients to achieve optimal investment outcomes by providing them with the highest possible level of advice and service.

This offering is overlaid with a value-added approach that includes European political analysis, FX and Macro strategy, relative value and proprietary quantitative tools. Our team of 60 people is drawn from blue-chip brokerages, hedge funds and top tier investment banks, and it is the high calibre and dedication of our employees that are at the core of everything that we do.

Products & Value Added Services

Trade Advisory and Execution Services

Trade Advisory and Execution Services

OTC Foreign Exchange

OTC Foreign Exchange

FX Strategy and European Political Analysis

FX Strategy and European Political Analysis

Relative Value (RV) Execution

Relative Value (RV) Execution

Trade Advisory and Execution Services

The COEX trade advisory business utilises both macro and relative value methodologies with the aim of generating profitable and original trade strategies which are then executed at the best possible price.

We also work with our clients to create trade implementation strategies that fit with their market views; optimising for market liquidity and carry and looking beyond consensus trade expressions.

Our highly experienced execution team use a blend of best in class trading software, cutting edge proprietary algorithms and off-screen liquidity to achieve unparalleled execution outcomes for our clients.

While listed derivatives are at the core of the COEX business model, our client offering now extends to cash fixed income, IRS, FX and equity markets.

Our team of over 40 salespeople combines a diverse blend of career futures brokers, former traders from hedge funds and investment banks as well as those from quantitative and programing backgrounds.

Teams based in London, New York and Paris offer 24-hour access to all major global futures exchanges. Our anonymous OTC pricing is sourced from both bank and increasingly non-bank liquidity providers.

We accept orders by all the industry-standard methods including voice and standard FIX/STP routes. For our non-FIX/STP clients we offer bespoke, fully automated trade confirmations in all formats including Bloomberg VCON.

Our Strategy team, led by Joe D’Alessandro, is divided into two parts:

Quantitative: The team has developed tools that currently focus on listed fixed income products and their inter-relationships by using big-data and AI techniques to identify mispriced trading opportunities in both a systematic and client-focused way.

Advisory: Joe also works in a consultative capacity with both start-up and established external independent research providers, helping them structure their businesses to achieve their commercial objectives and maximize their profits using COEX’s market resources.

 

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OTC Foreign Exchange

The COEX Foreign Exchange business combines best in class FX strategy, political analysis and FX execution services. Our team has many years of combined experience working in financial market institutions, including macro hedge funds, top tier investment banks and in prime brokerage services.

We believe that the FX market structure has changed in the wake of the financial crisis, and our business has been created with that in mind, focusing on a select client base, with the aim of helping both with routine FX transactions as well as special situations.

COEX FX have the depth of experience to handle the largest FX Transactions, yet we are nimble and flexible enough to react to individual client requests for FX strategy, political or economic analytical projects. We seek to decipher key Macro events before they are priced. We focus on scenario analysis, trade ideas and construction. We also host bespoke roundtable events and deliver one-to-one client meetings with external consultants and advisors.

COEX FX provide anonymous execution in Spot, forwards and FX options products in G10 and EM markets through an experienced trading and operations team. We access liquidity through traditional and non-traditional channels using smart technology to enhance our liquidity and price discovery and then clear trades through multiple top tier FX Prime Broker arrangements.

 

 

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Head of FX, Managing Partner

James Fauset

Brevan Howard FX Portfolio Manager / Strategist 2011-16, Goldman Sachs, Head of Hedge Funds Sales 2006-11

FX Sales, Managing Director

Max Clarfelt

Goldman Sachs FX Sales London/Asia 2008-16

Head of FX Strategy

Peter VonMaydell

FX Portfolio Manager Bluecrest 2012-2016, Deutsche Prop 2008-2011, Brevan Howard 2003-2008, CSFB FX Strategy 1998-2003, 2011-2012

FX Political Strategy Europe

Sarah Raine

Head of Operations

Tina Solanki

Bluecrest FX Operations 2011-16, RBS FX Prime Brokerage 2007-11

Head of Trading

Peter Russell

Millennium Global FX Execution 2009-16, UBS FX Prime Brokerage 2006-09

Trading

Marc Taylor

ANZ FX 2015-17, Jefferies 2012-15, Credit Suisse 2007-12, Dresdner 2002-07

Trading

James Mercier

Sanlam Private Wealth, Portfolio Manager & Structured Products Analyst 2010-16

Sales

Henry Ritchie

Business Manager

Leanda Cooksey

Business Manager

Richard Fauset

FX Strategy and European Political Analysis

COEX FX strategy and European political analysis offers experienced in-house analysis of the underlying political trends affecting financial markets, tailored to the medium-to-long term investment community. Our analysis focuses on identifying likely event dates as early as possible, as well as attaching probabilities to different outcomes.

Currency markets have become more vulnerable to political events over the past several years. Elections, fiscal policy changes, treaty negotiations, and geopolitical shocks are all making their effects felt on the financial markets.

We use back testing and correlation studies to determine real time drivers of currencies, and to look for misalignments. We also analyse central bank reaction functions, and from that, help our clients anticipate policy surprises.

COEX also reaches beyond the traditional financial-market bubble by engaging with a wide network of informed, high-level contacts. These experts bring their own additional insights and perspectives to key themes and events, thereby ensuring that COEX delivers further value-added to its clients. This service is tailored to a limited number of discerning and successful macro investors and is focused in particular on European markets.

COEX FX Strategy is run by Peter Von Maydell and is based out of London.
COEX European Political Strategy is run by Sarah Raine, and is based out of Berlin.

 

 

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Peter Von Maydell

Head Of Fx Strategy

Peter Von Maydell

Peter joined COEX at the start of 2017 as Head of FX strategy. He has spent the first 15 years of his career on the sell side as FX market strategist, including at Credit Suisse, UBS and First Chicago. He then spent 13 years on the buy side as portfolio manager and strategist, including at Brevan Howard, Deutsche Bank Macro Prop, and Bluecrest Capital. His most recent sell side role was as Global Head of FX Research & Strategy at Credit Suisse in 2012.

Sarah Raine

Fx Political Strategy Europe

Sarah Raine

Sarah joined COEX in 2017 and is responsible for FX European Political Strategy. She has worked as a political and strategy consultant in Asia and Europe, alongside her ongoing consultancy work in the think tank industry. Since 2012, Sarah has worked as a freelance consultant based in Berlin, providing clients with reporting on European political developments alongside strategy advice. Sarah is the author of two books on China and a number of articles on Asian and European political developments.

Relative Value (RV) Execution

The COEX RV business is a 24/6 futures and on-the-run treasuries execution desk focusing on Fixed Income synthetic spreads. With co-located servers for ultra-fast network connectivity, the desk employs low latency & high frequency infrastructure with an open-ended approach. This allows real time enhancements and behavioral changes to suit ever changing market conditions, thereby providing faster execution and better prices on synthetic spreads with less legging risk. Our ultimate goal is to complement our client’s trading objectives with our execution services, market depth analytics and liquidity expertise.

The desk allows clients to build their own custom strategies with any supported listed security and trade it like an index or single package. Typical strategies include: Benchmark UST Basis and Flies; TEDs mimicking Invoice Spreads; TED Boxes; Futures’ Curves and Flies with PCA, duration or custom weightings; UST Calendar rolls risk and or curve adjusted.

Given the increasing demand for the ability to deliver trade confirmations and risk positions directly into client back office systems, our objective is to provide a fast, seamless solution for trade allocations. We offer Straight Through Processing (STP) via FIX for trade allocations and risk drops; FTP drop copy files for further position and trade management; N-trade split allocations to support multiple clearing houses and multiple customer end-accounts; Custom excel & email templates for back office systems to quickly load trade delivery; Overnight Order reconciliation trade blotters for each trader after session close; Automated trade matching for clearing clients.

We also offer several analytical reports: Weekly CFTC flow report; UST spline report; Quarterly calendar roll views; Daily calendar roll volumes & open interest vs historical data; Live calendar % rolled and intraday volume expectations; Volume monitor for UST calendars, outright futures, EFPs/EFRs, block trades or any other notable trades.

 

 

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Management Team

John Ruskin and Alex Gerskowitch founded COEX Partners in 2014. Prior to this they held senior roles at Newedge, where they managed a business with over 600 sales staff.

Their vision with COEX was to develop a business that would become the market leader in multi asset agency brokerage. The long term strategy of COEX Partners has been to create an exceptional team by hiring senior level managers and sales-people from blue-chip brokerages, hedge funds and top tier investment banks then to add value by identifying outstanding risk reward opportunities and capturing them efficiently. Between our London and New York offices, a team of over 50 highly experienced professionals offer 24-hour access to global financial markets.

After successfully establishing themselves as a leading name in exchange traded futures and options, John and Alex were joined by James Fauset in 2016, who left Brevan Howard to build out and run the COEX FX business.

John Ruskin

Co-Founder

John Ruskin

John is co-founder of COEX Partners and has over 25 years of experience in the futures industry. Before starting COEX, John was Global Head of Financial Futures and Options at Newedge. Prior to that, he founded the Cube Financial Group in 1998 and was CEO until this was sold to Société Générale in 2006. He started his career on the LIFFE floor.

Alex Gerskowitch

Co-Founder

Alex Gerskowitch

Alex is co-founder of COEX Partners. He has worked in the futures industry since 1994 and he joined Cube as a Partner in 2004. As a member of the Cube management team, he was involved in the development and sale of the business to Société Générale. When Newedge was formed in 2008, Alex became Trading Director of the London execution business and was later appointed UK Head of FF&O.

James Fauset

Head of FX

James Fauset

James joined COEX in 2016 to head up the FX division. He worked for 11 years on the sell side, most recently as head of Goldman Sachs Hedge Fund Sales (2006-2011). He moved to Brevan Howard in 2011 and worked there for 5 years as an FX Strategist & Portfolio Manager with a strong focus on politics. During his Brevan years he continued to travel widely, maintaining relationships with macro investors, corporates and policy advisors.

Offices

LONDON
COEX Partners Ltd
91 Wimpole Street
London W1G 0EF
+44 (0) 20 3859 5120

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NEW YORK
COEX Partners Inc
767 3rd Avenue
27th Floor
New York NY 10017
+1 646 665 7613

NYC

PARIS
COEX Partners Ltd
P89-91 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
Paris
75008 France
+ 44 (0) 20 3859 5120

PRS
LDN

London Office

+44 (0) 203 859 5110
info@coexpartners.com

NYC

New York Office

+1 646 665 7613
info@coexpartners.com

PRS

Paris Office

+ 44 203 859 5120
info@coexpartners.com