Head of GlobalLink FX
Kate Lowe is an experienced Business Head with over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry. She joined State Street in July 2018 and is currently Head of GlobalLink FX (FX Connect, TradeNeXus and Currenex).
She has also held numerous leadership roles at Standard Chartered Bank, BNP Paribas, JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley within the Prime Services & Clearing, Fixed Income and Equities businesses. She most recently ran the FX Prime Brokerage business at Standard Chartered prior to joining State Street and has spent a significant portion of her career in FX. She has extensive experience in collaborating with clients to develop strategic solutions at the forefront of the industry.
She was born and raised in South Africa and qualified as a Barrister with the Durban Bar prior to immigrating to the United Kingdom in 1998.
She is very passionate about diversity and also dedicates significant time to growing and developing talent at State Street.
Global Head of GlobalLink FX Trading Platform Product
As Managing Director and Global Head of FX Trading Products within GlobalLink and Global Head of Regulatory Reporting, Jamie is responsible for overall product strategy and execution along with global regulatory reporting.
Jamie has more than 20 years of experience in the financial markets industry with a significant focus on the full stack of trading systems. She has deep expertise leading product management teams and strategies and driving innovations within buy and sell side high volume trading applications in the FX markets. Prior to joining State Street, Jamie held strategic positions at The Boston Company Asset Management, where she focused on managing technology vendors across the trading lifecycle. She has also worked for Eze Castle Software, a leading multi-asset class technology provider, where she helped various hedge funds and asset managers automate their trading and investment process.
Jamie has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Bates College.
Global Head of GlobalLink FX Product Sales, Buy Side
Cathrine Poulton is a Managing Director and the Global Buyside Head of GlobalLink FX Product Sales. She is responsible for existing buy side client management across the award winning GlobalLink FX platforms including FX Connect, Currenex and TradeNeXus. She joined the State Street GlobalLink business in 2022.
Previously she was Head of Client Management for Securities Finance in EMEA. Responsible for existing customer management across Securities Finance including Enhanced Custody and Agency Lending. Clients included asset owners, official institutions, asset managers, insurance and hedge funds.
Ms. Poulton joined State Street Securities Finance as a Relationship Manager in 2014. Prior to joining State Street, she held a variety of front office and finance positions across multiple businesses at J.P. Morgan.
Cathrine graduated from The University of Bournemouth and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Financial Services.
Global Head of GlobalLink FX Product Sales, Sell Side
Terri Knapp is a Managing Director and the Global Sell Side Head of GlobalLink FX Product Sales. She is responsible for existing sell side client management across the GlobalLink FX platforms including FX Connect, Currenex and TradeNeXus. She joined the State Street GlobalLink business in 2010 focusing on sales and relationship management of strategic accounts within the division. Prior to joining State Street, Ms. Knapp was responsible for foreign exchange trading at Fidelity Management and Research Company. In addition, she held roles in Fidelity’s international trading operations division.
She possesses a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Finance from the University of Connecticut as well as a Masters of Business Administration from Northeastern University.
Global Head of GlobalLink FX Integration
Patrick is Global Head of Integration for GLFX, the suite of market-leading e-trading platforms, technology, data and work flow solutions from State Street, including FX Connect, Currenex and TradeNexus.
Patrick has worked for many years for FX Connect, in integration and partnership roles. Prior to this, he worked in the energy industry implementing digital solutions for pricing models.
Patrick holds a masters in computer science from Imperial College London.
Global Head of Operations for GlobalLink
Kevin Conn is Managing Director and Global Head of Operations for the GlobalLink team with State Street Global Markets. In this role, Kevin is responsible for the trading operations and client support for State Street’s industry leading electronic trading platforms including FX Connect, Currenex, TradeNeXus and Fund Connect.
Kevin has over 20 years of experience in the financial markets industry with a focus on supporting Institutional clients and their use of trading platforms.. Kevin joined State Street in 2012 from Dreyfus, a New York-based mutual fund corporation, where he was Vice President of Operations and Client Service. In this role, he was responsible for a team that supported all of the operational needs of the firms Institutional Clients. Kevin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from the State University of NY, Geneseo. Kevin holds FINRA Series 6, 7, 24, 63, and 99 licenses.
Head of Development, FX Connect
George Svedloff is the Head of Development for FX Connect and FX Connect MTF, responsible for managing the FX Connect software development team.
George has more than 30 years experience in software development, having played multiple technology leadership and architecture roles focusing on e-commerce, real-time trading, business applications, and data analytics. George has been with FX Connect for the last 15 years of his career.
Prior to State Street, George worked at multiple technology firms in Silicon Valley, ranging in size from initial-stage startups to established organizations such as Informix and Standard & Poors. George is a graduate of Columbia University School of Engineering & Applied Science in New York City.
Head of Quality Assurance, FX Connect
Siby is the head of Quality Assurance for the FX Connect suite of products at State Street, responsible for setting application testing strategies for FX Connect, FX Connect MTF, and Regulatory reporting.
He oversees a global team of Quality Assurance engineers that plans and executes manual, automation, and performance test strategies for FX Connect.
With over 22 years of experience in the industry, Siby's focus has primarily been in the financial industry with expertise in testing trading platforms. Siby joined State Street in 2006, and continues with his passion of testing complex trading systems, along with mentoring and building a passionate QA team.
Siby holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Bangalore University, Bangalore, India.
Head GlobalLink Support
Paul Keeling is Global Head of the Support team for GlobalLink which has support desks in the United States, London, Tokyo and Singapore and is responsible for providing First Level Support across the product range including FX Connect and TradeNeXus.
Paul has more than 30 years’ experience in the FX industry. He managed the EMEA Currenex Support team from 2007 before assuming current role in 2017. Prior to State Street, Paul held FX Trading roles at a number of banks in London. He managed Reuters Dealing EMEA Helpdesk between 2002 and 2007.
Paul studied at East London college in the UK and is a Microsoft Certified System Engineer.
FX Connect is a market-leading FX execution venue that helps real money managers and hedge funds efficiently manage multiple portfolios, connect with counterparties and streamline global trading operations.
We are dedicated to investing in our smart and robust technology as trading styles evolve, as well as in our 24/6 client support team and dedicated account management teams across the globe.