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Rodrigo Catril

Rodrigo Catril

“Rodrigo contributes to the creation of trade ideas and research publications, and advises our internal and external clients on developments in global foreign exchange markets.”

Rodrigo is a Currency Strategist and member of the FX strategy team at NAB. In this role, he contributes to the creation of trade ideas and research publications, and advises our internal and external clients on developments in global foreign exchange markets.

Rodrigo has lived and worked around the world. Before coming to Australia, he worked in London for Henderson Global Investors, firstly as the Head of Risk Measurement and then as a Quantitative Analyst in the Global Fixed Income Hedge Team. In 2009, Rodrigo made his move to NAB as an investment strategist within the private wealth division. He then worked in Rate Strategy for four years, before taking on his role today as Currency Strategist.

Rodrigo was born in Chile, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Honours and Masters in Economics from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. He’s also a CFA charter holder, and has a diploma of Financial Markets (AFMA).

RECENTLY PUBLISHED ARTICLES

The UK’s unemployment rate fell to it’s lowest level since 1974 and along with a further pickup in average earnings growth, now see money markets pricing 125bps of BOE rate hikes by December.

Another volatile session in markets with an upward surprise in the April US inflation data release adding an extra layer of uncertainty

Decline in inflation expectations drive core global bond yields lower with further fall in oil prices helping the move.

The NASDAQ recorded its worst monthly performance in more than a decade.

News of Russia’s decision to cut gas supply to Poland and Bulgaria triggered a 30% jump in EU gas prices at the open before eventually settling 10% higher.

Eurozone inflation printed a new record high with ECB hawks calling for policy action.

ECB Lagarde warning of supply and uncertainty shocks from the Ukraine war.

It has been a nervous start to the new week with big moves seen in rates, oil and FX markets.

Investors are showing a preference for US equities with all three major indices enjoying a decent rebound after yesterday’s decline.

Friday was a day of contrasting fortunes for US and EU equity markets.

The ECB has surprised markets with an accelerated QE unwinding plan

Markets remain volatile unable to confidently price implications from the news flow given the complex state of the global economy

Russia’s Ukraine invasion and sanctions continue to roil commodity markets which were already tight given the increase in demand from a reopening global economy and low inventories

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