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Head of trading: Take advantage of hedging and options opportunities

As market activity typically slows over the summer, trading desks will adapt their strategies to account for the drop-off and their expectations for vary central bank interest rate decisions this year. However, Andrew Claeys, head of systematic trading at Allspring Global Investors, says that the time is right to take advantage of interesting hedging and options opportunities for not only reducing market risk but also gaining attractive returns.

The trading head delves into how he is looking at the market through the lens of a systematic strategy and how his firm adapts its models over time.

In this episode, Claeys also discusses how far the industry has come in automating fixed income and if he ever envisages an outcome where we’ll see it become fully automated and we have wholesale zero-touch trading.