Abdessamad Abouti

Principal Trader

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), North Africa

Biography

March 2016 – Present – European Bank for Reconstruction and Development – Principal Trader London

Within the LC BSM team which is the nexus for the local currency operations at EBRD. I’m responsible for the management and provision of liquidity in support of the Bank’s local currency lending activities in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey. I’m also responsible for the management of all financial risks (FX, Interest Rate, Credit and Liquidity / Cash Management ) associated to this activity and I execute strategies to reach my P&L target (Euro 13 million in 2017) .

Furthermore, I play a fundamental role in the development of the capital markets in those countries in both an advisory and practical capacity, and assist the authorities with my expertise. Recipient of the “EBRD Policy Shaker and Movers” 2017 award for a significant contribution to the development and implementation of a new money market in Turkey.

June 2012 – February 2016 – Central Bank Of Morocco – SENIOR PORTFOLIO MANAGER Rabat

As a portfolio manager within the foreign reserves management division (equivalent to 25 billion USD split between foreign currencies and gold) at the Central Bank of Morocco, I was in charge of identifying opportunities and executing investment ideas in line with the Investment strategy for Fixed Income, Money Market and Gold portfolios.
I was also in charge of managing local currency funds for third parties (Deposit Insurance Fund: 16 billion MAD, SMEs Support Funds: 1.2 billion MAD).

March 2010-May 2012 – BNP Paribas Arbitrage – Trader Assistant Paris

At the proprietary trading desk at BNP Paribas Arbitrage, I was in charge of developing models and statistical arbitrage strategies, and also assisting traders to manage credit derivatives and convertibles bonds portfolios.

April 2007- February 2010 – Société Générale CIB – Financial Markets engineer Paris

As a Financial markets engineer inside the Domino team, I was in charge of developing and maintaining tools used during Vanilla / Exotic / Structured products trading activity.

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