My C.V.

Jason Curtis

Date of Birth

28th September 1969



Professional Qualifications

Nov ’92 Passed Forex Association Diploma Exam.

July ’93 Passed SFA Securities Representative Exam.


Basic Czech, written French and Spanish.

Professional experience.

Sep 2001 – Present     Tradition Financial Services GmbH, Frankfurt French and Czech Electricity Broker.

  • December 2004 Began quoting Czech (CEPS grid) prices to both Local and International customers. Prior to this establishing a network of contacts in the regional markets over a period of time. Designed and began testing Czech Trayport screen.
  • Set up French power desk in Frankfurt (now 3 people), and in doing so learnt the technical aspects of the power market, both in France and Germany. Designed and built new spreadsheets to enable more accurate "what if " pricing analysis and end of day price reporting for customer revaluations. Launched TFS French Trayport screen, and also launched Germany-France spread screen.
  • Built a customer base from scratch by consistent accurate quoting both prompt and forward markets, and by close client liason with attention to counter-party needs. Continually searching for new orders, customers and markets. From this volumes and income have increased dramatically, eventually leading to the recruitment and training of another 2 brokers in Frankfurt.
  • Boosted volumes by targeting problem areas and redeploying clients or brokers until a successful improvement was made.
  • Liased with energy news agencies and exhibition companies to further market both the German and French power desk and opportunities in the new markets in Central and Eastern Europe.
  • Mar 2000 – Apr 2001    Prebon Marshall Yamane U.K. Ltd, London
  • Emerging Markets Derivatives Broker.

    • Actively quoting Forward Rate Agreements and Interest Rate Swaps in Czech Koruna, Polish Zloty, and South African Rand to International Banks, and to local Prebon branches.
    • Maintaining the relationship between London and Warsaw offices on both a daily and longer term basis.
    • Developing and enhancing business relationships with new customers.
  • Aug 1997 – Jan 2000 Garban-Intercapital, London
  • Emerging Market Derivatives Broker.

    • Actively quoting Forward Rate Agreements and Interest Rate Swaps in Czech Koruna, Polish Zloty, Greek Drachma and South African Rand to both International and Local banks.
    • Writing a weekly summary of market events and economic data releases for clients. Travelling extensively in Europe to market the company’s products and services to a wide range of both new and existing clients.
    • Writing Excel spreadsheets to better enable the desk to price deals.
    • In 1999 Garban-Intercapital were voted No 1 on Czech FRA by market participants in the risk magazine survey, the department having only been launched 2 years previously.
    • A very large network of contacts in all products in the Czech and Polish local markets, up to treasurer level in many cases.


    Feb 1996 – Aug 1997 Bank Brussels Lambert, London

    Money Market Dealer.

    • Trading in multi currency deposits and loans, in the inter-bank Market and managing money market books in Deutschemark, French Franc, Italian Lira and all other major European currencies including Scandinavia, as well as Japanese Yen, Australian Dollar and Canadian Dollar.
    • Trading in short dated IRS, FRAs and exchange traded futures in many of the above currencies both for speculation and hedging purposes.
    • Reverse repo transactions in major currencies for selected clients of the bank and the funding of those positions in the money market or via F.X. forward arbitrage.

    Dec 1994 – Oct 1995 Ceskoslovenska Obchodni Banka, Prague

    Senior Dealer Money Markets.

    • Trading Deutschemark and French Franc FRAs with international counterparties
    • Trading Czech Koruna loans and deposits, T-bills, and F.X. swaps against hard currencies with local and international banks.
    • Selecting a Front-end dealing system.
    • Advising the bank on beginning operations in Financial Futures trading and accounting
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    Nov 1989 – Oct 1994 Istituto Bancario San Paolo di Torino, Ldn.

    EMS Treasury and Off-Balance sheet Dealer

    Mar1992 – Oct 1994

    • Market making ECU T-Bills, ECU loans and deposits, ECU FRA’s and ECU 3-month futures on LIFFE.
    • Trading money market books in French Franc, Swiss Franc, Japanese Yen and Deutschemark. And trading in 3-month futures in these currencies. As well as covering for USD and GBP traders and speaking to corporate clients, and some primary issue of CDs.
  • Futures and FRA Clerk
  • Nov 1989 – Feb 1992

    • All aspects of processing, confirmation, reporting and settlement of these products including month-end profit and loss entries, management accounting and payments.
    • Trained and supervised 2 new members of staff and attended internal management meetings at launch of LIFFE BTP contract.

    Aug 1988 – Oct 1989 Bankers Trust Company, London.

    Futures Settlement Clerk

    • Calculating brokerage and funding costs for Futures trading of BTCO London.
    • Trade confirmation and input of entries and telexes on internal systems.


    1981 - 1988 Tunbridge Wells Grammar School For Boys

                                                   St Johns Road,

                                               Tunbridge Wells.

    Summary of qualifications


    10 ‘O’ Level passes  including Mathematics, Economics, French and Spanish


    2 ‘A’ Levels Geography (A), Economics (B)











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