I joined JCRA as a Consultant in 2017, working within the Property sector. My scope includes advising clients on optimal interest rate, inflation and FX hedging strategies, as well as structuring and pricing of vanilla and exotic derivatives to meet specific project requirements.
I hold a double Bachelor’s in Finance and Economics from the University of Western Australia, as well as a Master’s in Banking and Finance from King’s College London, where I graduated with Distinction. Prior to my graduate education, I interned in equity research and derivatives trading.
I am currently studying for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, having completed the Level I exam, and am a current candidate for the Level 2 exam. My co-curricular activities included captaining a team in the CFA Research Challenge, where we placed third nationally. I am also a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI), having completed the Capital Markets Programme, with a focus on Securities and Derivatives.
Away from the office, I am an avid traveller and runner, often combining the two. I am a member of London Midnight Runners, and have hiked through Iceland, Morocco, New Zealand, and am summiting Mont Blanc later this year.
Email Ahmed: Matthew.Kaard@jcrauk.com
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