I check my email to see if anything has come in from the night dealers or colleagues from New York, as the team there takes calls from our clients when the office is closed, review the overnight market positions and get up to speed on the market news. Clients start calling in from 8.00am, so I usually get in half an hour earlier to get ready for the day before things get really busy.
I work on the FX & Derivatives desk. We operate a one-stop shop for clients on everything to do with foreign exchange, from advice to structuring, pricing and executing trades. There are 10 people in my team in Hong Kong and another 12 in Singapore. We are split into advisory and dealing teams in both locations. I’m part of the dealing team, which has a stronger emphasis on pricing and executing trades. We talk to each other throughout the day, sharing trade ideas and market views by phone, email and Reuters Messenger.
There are no fixed boundaries in terms of our client coverage, which gives us greater reach as a team. That flexibility is typical of Deutsche Bank. We don’t have hard lines dividing our business from others. Global Markets are on the next floor, but we do have regular day to day contact with their option and spot desks. Our building is like the bank in miniature.