Peter Wadkins is a foreign exchange research analyst focusing on all matters pertaining to foreign exchange, money markets, and derivatives thereof. His work will encompass market developments, technological developments, regulatory developments, and matters impacting market structure and infrastructure.
Mr. Wadkins brings with him over 40 years of financial markets experience. Most recently he was a senior foreign currency analyst for Thomson Reuters for 12 years. During his time there he worked in the IFR Forexwatch group and more recently FXBUZZ. Initially hired to cover FX options, MXN, and CHF, Mr. Wadkins covered EUR, Latin American FX, and all G-10 currencies at various times.
Most recently he was covering CAD, BRL, and developments in monetary policy of the central banks of Brazil, Canada, and the United States. He also covered economic developments in those central banks’ countries. Mr. Wadkins also followed developments in commodity markets, particularly oil, gold, and copper.
Prior to working for Thomson Reuters, Mr. Wadkins was the President of Forex USA between 2000 to 2003 and sat on the Foreign Exchange Committee of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He is a veteran of the markets, bringing expertise in foreign exchange, money markets, and fixed income. He worked his way up through the ranks to become treasurer of the State Bank of New South Wales New York, where he transformed a loss-making trading room into an enterprise that outperformed budget for the next eight years prior to the sale of the bank.
Mr. Wadkins went on to develop extensive knowledge in emerging markets and is considered an expert in non-deliverable forwards. He developed his emerging market experience on the banking side at Standard Chartered Bank then went on to introduce NDFs to the New York brokerage market in 1997 at Tullett & Tokyo. He later went on to become senior vice president of emerging market FX at Tradition North America in New York.
Earlier in his career he headed up Marine Midland Bank’s International Treasury Management Group in New York, where he was responsible for the bank’s top Fortune 50 clients’ short-term FX advisory service, and he also served as the editor of the group’s monthly and quarterly foreign exchange rate forecasts. Mr. Wadkins started his career in banking as a graduate of National Westminster Bank’s management training course, which he joined directly after leaving high school. His foreign exchange trading career commenced at Nat West’s International Money Desk two years later.