Topic: FX Market & Foreign Currency
Speaker: Ken Hogan, EVP & Head of Foreign Exchange, Cadence Bank
What drives a market? People. They move and influence things in profound ways. Regardless of the technology behind them, markets are the financial reflection of emotions - - fear, greed and uncertainty chief among them. In this session, you will learn how to navigate the financial markets by recognizing, quantifying and mitigating the financial risks facing both buy- and sell-side market practitioners with an emphasis on Foreign Exchange. In addition to reviewing the basics of hedging, we will discuss how to make sound decisions regarding the financial risks faced by corporate practitioners given the new challenges engendered by the pandemic.
Approved Credits: This session will award 1.7 CTP credits, 1.7 FP&A credits, 1.8 CPE credits and 1 Samford PD credit.
Ken Hogan started his career at an independent investment firm, Americo Retirement Services. In 2000, he joined Amegy Bank, where he became an expert in foreign exchange banking and co-developed an online trading platform that allowed Amegy to compete with larger banks. Before joining Cadence Bank, Mr. Hogan was Director of Foreign Exchange Sales at BOKF N.A., where he oversaw trading and sales for seven regional banks and established one of the first deliverable Chinese yuan trading programs in North America.
In 2012, Ken established the Foreign Exchange Division, which covers all major products for developed and emerging market currencies around the globe. He created all international governance standards, policies, and procedures for the Bancorp from scratch and implemented a suite of investment products comparable to those offered by global banks.
He is a frequent guest lecturer at universities and trade associations on the topics of macroeconomics, finance, and global risk management and is a past president of the MBA Council of Houston.