Rising stars of Trading & Execution
n THE TRADE HOT 100 Official sponsor, Rising Stars of
Trading & Execution
Rising star Zac Lewis was propelled into the spotlight earlier this year when he
joined the dealing desk at Liontrust Asset
Lewis joined Liontrust at a busy time
for the firm as it has seen assets under
management grow rapidly from £ 3. 6
million (March 2014) to £ 4. 5 million (June
2015), meaning an expanded workload
for the centralised dealing desk.
Lewis joined from Balyasny Asset
Management in March, having previously
clocked noteworthy experience at Citi, OVS
Capital and James Caird Asset Management.
He graduated London School of
Economics & Political Science with
a BSc in Operational Research back
As an added bonus, Lewis will collect
his award at this year’s Rising Stars event
just five days after his 32nd birthday. n
DELTA LLOYD ASSET MANAGEMENT
Raymond Joesoef has been with Dutch asset manager Delta
Lloyd since January 2011, working
on the equities team.
A keen triathlete, Joesoef joined
the company having worked at ABN
AMRO Mees Pierson for a year as a
portfolio implementation manager.
He graduated from Hogeschool
van Amsterdam in 2009 with a
Bachelor of Business Administration
in Economics and has previously
also worked at Rabobank
Market and regulatory reform policy expert
The role of market and regulatory reform policy expert would have been somewhat different before the financial
crisis that is if it existed in many buy-side firms at all.
For Vanaja Indra though, this position at Insight Investment
has placed her in the centre of the firm’s derivatives
operations that are undergoing such wholesale change.
Indra’s knowledge spans a broad range of regulations,
from the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR)
and the US Dodd-Frank Act, to the globally impacting MiFID II.
Analysing these key reforms and understanding how they
affect Insight’s key stakeholders has made Indra’s role crucial
in this new regulatory landscape.
Beginning her career at Goldman Sachs in credit
derivatives, Indra spent almost five years there before joining
Cairn Capital for a similar tenure.
It was during this time that the financial crisis hit and
Indra moved to what was then the Financial Services Authority
to become an OTC derivatives and clearing policy expert,
working with European regulators to draft EMIR. During her
time at the FSA, she also worked with US regulators and
influenced policy decisions on relevant Basel III counterparty
credit risk discussions.
Now at Insight Investment, Indra plays a key role in how
regulatory changes are impacting clients and the firm’s
Featuring in The Trade Derivatives in Q3 2013, Indra
explained how the company had been preparing for the
changes in derivatives regulation for years, but is still keeping
on top of the ever-changing reforms.
“In this continually changing market, we must remain
nimble so that we can always provide the best solution and
direction for our clients.”
Indra has a first-class mathematics degree from Imperial
College London and an MSc in operational research from the
London School of Economics. n