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Alexander Grant

Alexander has been involved in capital markets since 2004 having started his career as an Equity and Derivatives Trader at one of Vancouver’s premier investment boutiques. He has practical, hands-on experience building derivative hedging strategies for institutional, corporate and retail clients. Throughout his career he has helped clients navigate through some of the biggest financial crises including building large portfolio hedges and alpha-generating trading ideas during the 2008 Great Financial Crisis. He is a Certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) with the Global Association of Risk Professionals. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) from Simon Fraser University with a specialization in Applied Mathematics. Contact Alexander at

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How Extreme Events Are Impacting Your Business

Posted by Alexander Grant on 6/16/20 6:00 AM

In this update, I want to explain why typical bank FX forecasts are uninformative and why it is extreme events (and their impact on your business) that we should be concerned about.

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Why Every Business Should Use FX Derivatives

Posted by Alexander Grant on 5/25/20 2:15 PM

Derivatives in their most basic form have been documented as far back as Antiquity. Traces of their use can be dated to 600 BC, but are most commonly assumed to have had their first commercial application during the Roman Era (27 BC – 476 AD).

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What Happens To USDCAD After 100 Trading Days?

Posted by Alexander Grant on 5/20/20 10:38 AM

Today is the 100th trading day (TD) of 2020, so I thought I would run numbers to give perspective on seasonal tendencies for the balance of the year based on an historical back test.

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