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Alan McDougall
Course Director at IFF Training


Alan has worked as a trader, originator, structurer, risk manager, treasury manager and trainer. He was an analyst in Kleinwort Benson’s Asian Division before becoming a trader, and subsequently ran HSBC’s premier International Treasury Management group, where he advised banks and multinational corporations on the management and execution of their ALM and currency and interest rate risk management strategies, while building the firm’s currency swap books.

He set up and ran a currency arbitrage portfolio for Nikko; trained the Tokyo, London and New York staff in the trading, structuring and portfolio management of swaps, bonds and structured products and ran illiquid proprietary books at Credit Commercial de France (nowHSBC) in Paris and at Scotia Capital Markets, specialising in the origination and sale of asset swaps and structured products and the derivatives training of the capital markets and fixed income traders and salespeople.

Alan is the author of Mastering Swap Markets published by the Financial Times and the University of Shanghai, holds a masters degree in Economics (International Banking and Finance) and is a consulting lecturer at the Cass and London Met Business Schools.