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Ashraf Laidi

Chief Global Strategist

CIty Index/FX Solutions


Ashraf Laidi is a global strategist at FX Solutions focusing on foreign exchange and global macro developments pertaining to central bank policies, sovereign debt, and intermarket dynamics. He had served as chief strategist at CMC Markets, where his insights on currencies helped his firm obtain several #1 short-term rankings with FXWeek. Mr. Laidi had previously worked as FX analyst at MG Financial Group and analyst at the United Nations, monitoring multi-currency global bond and equity portfolios. He also pioneered online FX analysis by creating the first 24-hour currency portal, coinciding with the inception of the euro in January 1999. Other experiences include bond analysis at Reuters and sovereign risk with the World Bank. Mr. Laidi is author of Currency Trading & Intermarket Analysis. He is fluent in English, Arabic, French, and Spanish. His insights can be found regularly on CNBC TV, Bloomberg, Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal, representing City Index Group.