Ian has over 23 years’ experience in the financial markets starting as a FX Dealer in the NZ banking sector in 1995. He’s actively traded a range of financial instruments including, foreign exchange, short term interest rates, bonds, swaps, and futures. Ian is passionate about the financial markets and his understanding of macroeconomic fundamentals can help customers appreciate the key underlying forces driving markets. Ian enjoys fishing for snapper in the Hauraki Gulf.
Howard has been involved in financial markets for over 20 years, working for banks, investment banks and broking operations in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand markets. He also has had experience in providing advice and hedging strategies so clients can achieve more cost-effective outcomes in covering their foreign exchange risk. In his spare time Howard is found coaching Junior rugby or in summer spending time at the beach or jet-skiing with the family.
Nev has been involved with in the Foreign Exchange Markets since obtaining his first position in Corporate Treasury at the NZ Apple and Pear Marketing Board in 1991. Over the years Nev has worked in Treasuries for the ANZ Bank, Bank of NZ and National Australia Bank in Melbourne. Recently Nev has been on the dealing desks for non bank Foreign Exchange companies such as Velocity Trade and Collinson & Co. Nev joined the Direct FX team in 2018. Outside the office Nev can often be seen ocean swimming around NZ.