Professor Jessica James
Managing Director, Head of FX Quantitative Solutions Group (QSG)
Jessica James is Head of the FX Quantitative Solutions Group at Commerzbank in London. She joined Commerzbank from Citigroup where she held a number of FX roles, latterly as Global Head of the Quantitative Investor Solutions Group.
Prior to this she was the Head of Risk Advisory and Currency Overlay for Bank One. Before her career in finance, James lectured in physics at Trinity College, Oxford.
Her significant publications include the ‘Handbook of Foreign Exchange’ (Wiley), 'Interest Rate Modelling' (Wiley), and 'Currency Management' (Risk books). Her new book ‘FX Option Performance’ was published in May 2015.
She has been closely associated with the development of currency as an asset class, being one of the first to create overlay and currency alpha products.
Jessica is a Managing Editor for the Journal of Quantitative Finance, and is a Visiting Professor both at UCL and at Cass Business School.
Apart from her financial appointments, she is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and has been a member of their governing body and of their Industry and Business Board.