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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 granta@olympiatrust.com

Recent Posts

Risk of Ruin: The Continued Case for FX Hedging

Alexander Grant | 2/15/22 10:21 AM

Hedging FX Risk can Protect Your Company’s Expected Profits and Ability to Access Funding The purpose of this article is to give readers a better understanding of the foreign exchange risk involved ...

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Understanding Inflation and Interest Rates

Alexander Grant | 1/24/22 10:35 AM

In a world steeped in gargantuan amounts of debt, we truly have the makings of a significant sovereign debt crisis at some point in the future.

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How To Purchase Crash Insurance For "Free" - Seagulls/3-ways/Put Spread Collars

Alexander Grant | 1/19/22 8:54 AM

I will address how you can hedge currency “crash” risk (specifically in USDCAD) later in this article, but I find it easier to talk about these strategies from a stock market point of view. Clients ...

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Themes and Forecasts For 2022

Alexander Grant | 1/10/22 8:57 AM

Much is usually written at the beginning of each year with forecasts (that are fairly discretionary, in my opinion), so why not add to the clutter!

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Important Day for the US Fed Tomorrow

Alexander Grant | 12/14/21 3:28 PM

I came across the following visual of the Bank of Canada’s inflation estimates vs actual prints in the Canadian Consumer Price Index (CPI). Surely, we could create a similar chart for the US Fed’s ...

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Strategy Trumps Forecasting: The Risk Reversal (or FX Collar)

Alexander Grant | 3/18/21 8:23 AM

There is a common presumption in capital markets and trading that proper risk management involves having to correctly forecast markets. The #1 question I have received working on both the buy and ...

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How Extreme Events Are Impacting Your Business

Alexander Grant | 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

Alexander Grant | 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 ...

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What Happens To USDCAD After 100 Trading Days?

Alexander Grant | 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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New Hedging Strategy Saved Local BC Company Half a Million Dollars

Alexander Grant | 3/9/20 2:35 PM

The Challenge A BC nursery was experiencing frustrations and challenges with its bank over inconsistent and confusing trading fees when executing its foreign exchange transaction.

Topics: Case Studies

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