Ray Attrill

Ray Attrill

Head of FX Strategy

“Ray has 30 years experience as an economist and market strategist, obtained in roles working in London, Sydney and New York.”

Ray Attrill is Head of FX Strategy within the Fixed income, Currencies and Commodities division of National Australia Bank.

In this role, he advises the bank’s dealing rooms and institutional and corporate clients on developments in global foreign exchange markets.

Ray has 30 years experience as an economist and market strategist, obtained in roles working in London, Sydney and New York. Prior to joining NAB in 2012, he held a similar role at BNP Paribas, based in New York.

He previously amassed considerable experience in research and strategy, being a joint founding partner for 4CAST limited, a leading independent economic and financial market research company. Prior to that, he worked for many years in senior roles at MMS International, also a leading on-line market research provider.

He holds both Master and Bachelor of Science degrees in economics from the London School of Economics.


The pound has fallen sharply as the currency markets opened on the news that a Brexit deal this week is looking very unlikely.

Overnight saw a big sell-off of US and European stocks.

Strong US payrolls data on Friday saw bond yields push higher.

The rising US dollar is playing havoc on emerging market currencies and the Aussie has got tied up in the bad news.

Italy’s travails continue and heightening oil prices are causing problems for Indonesia.

The markets are quiet ahead of tomorrow morning’s FOMC meeting. Meanwhile, there seems to be a further waiting game on Brexit and NAFTA.

The pound took a hit on Friday. Ray Attrill discusses whether we can expect it to sink further this week, and what that could mean for the Aussie dollar, which also fell slightly at the end of last week.

In this Weekly, we set out our latest thoughts on the Australian dollar.

The US President is keeping everyone guessing on further tariffs on Chinese imports.

Quite a few moving points to what has been a reasonably volatile night in markets. 

President Trump has threatened to sharply escalate the US trade war with China.

There’s a risk-off mood in the markets this morning.

Equities and currencies in emerging markets took a tumble overnight, hurting the Aussie and Kiwi dollars in the process.

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