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Carl Radford

Former Head of Derivatives at HSBC

Carl Radford
San Francisco United States (California)
Professional Status
About Me
Carl Radford has spent over two decades in the financial sector, during which he has worked with multiple firms. A former head of derivatives at HSBC, Carl Radford oversaw the derivatives trading department and focused on the New Zealand and Australian dollars.

Overseeing three staff members, he was the head book runner for the long-end swap book. While working with HSBC, Mr. Radford also served as a senior trader. He initially joined the firm as a trader, a role he spent three years in.

Since 2012, he has worked with Bluecrest Capital as a portfolio manager. Carl Radford spent five years in the role at the company’s Singapore offices, where he was responsible for managing over $200 million in capital. He has subsequently moved to Bluecrest’s offices in San Francisco, where he holds the same position.

Working alongside the rates group, Mr. Radford has specialized in relative value trading fixed-income markets across the Australian and New Zealand dollars. A graduate of Sydney University, he earned his bachelor of commerce in 1999. He majored in economics, marketing, and finance.
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Head of Dollar Bloc Trading

Nomura International London
July 2011 to July 2012

Head of AUD and NZD Interest Rate Derivatives

HSBC Bank Hong Kong
October 2007 to March 2011

Associate Director

HSBC Bank Australia
January 2000 to October 2007

Bachelor of Commerce, major in Finance, Economics and Marketing

Sydney University

February 1997 to December 1999

Higher School Certificate

East Hills Boys Technology High School

January 1990 to December 1996
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