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ON THE MOVE: Citi Hires Rahbari for FX, Bash-Polley to Retire from Goldman Sachs

Traders Magazine Online News, October 9, 2018

John D'Antona Jr.

In a memo seen by Traders Magazine, Citi hired Ebrahim Rahbari for its FXLM business as Global Head of FX Analysis and Content and as Citi’s Chief G10 Currency Strategist. He will be responsible for developing and implementing Citi’s FX analysis strategy. He will take over from Tom Fitzpatrick who has been leading these teams in an interim capacity.  Tom will continue to oversee the CitiFX Technicals team and report to Ebrahim.

Ebrahim joined Citi in 2010 and has held senior economics roles within Citi Research in New York and London, most recently as Head of Global Macroeconomics. He holds a PhD in Economics from London Business School and a BA Hons in Economics and Management from Oxford University (Balliol College).  Ebrahim will be based in New York and report to Itay Tuchman.

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Stacy Bash-Polley, a previous Traders Magazine Wall Street Woman winner (Excellence in Leadership Award in 2011), who has played a key role with clients in Goldman Sachs' trading business, plans to retire at year-end, according to an internal memo sent on last week. Goldman Sachs trading co-heads Ashok Varadhan, Marty Chavez and Jim Esposito cited Bash-Polley as role model to women at Goldman and in the financial services industry in the memo, which was seen by Reuters. She was a Partner and Co-Head, Fixed Income Sales in the Americas. Bash-Polley began as an associate at Goldman Sachs in 1994, after a stint as an information specialist with Ernst & Young. She has undergraduate and graduate degrees in business, but she also obtained a master’s in information science.

Stacy Bash-Polley

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