Etienne Alexiou


Chief Investment Officer
Belay Capital

Etienne is co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of Belay Capital. As CIO, Etienne oversees the Fund’s investment activity, and manages investment strategy and risk. Etienne began his career in banking at Deutsche Bank, Sydney in 1995. His first trading role being in the lively markets of AUD and NZD foreign exchange. In 2001 he moved to Deutsche Bank, London with primary responsibility for Japanese FX forward trading. By 2006 Etienne was responsible for FX forward trading in Europe and the emerging Eastern European markets. On his return to Deutsche Bank Australia he took on a proprietary trading role which led to his running the AUD interest rate swap derivatives business for Deutsche. He ended his employment with Deutsche Bank to take up the challenge of building a presence in AUD and NZD interest rate derivatives for Barclays Bank in 2010. After more than 15 years of Global Markets trading in foreign exchange, interest rates, commodities, credit and equities Etienne then moved on to Balance Sheet Trading at ANZ. This further broadened his market risk experience in purely non-franchise risk trading. Etienne holds a Bachelors Degree in Commerce from UNSW and Post Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance from Macquarie University.


Running to Stand Still

Etienne Alexiou

On the 9th March 1987 U2 released the Joshua Tree, the fastest selling British Album of all time that went on to sell over 25 million copies. Joshua Tree is still acclaimed as one of the greatest albums of all time. Interestingly Bono considered pulling the album prior to its... Show More

Macro Matters: US Rates and the UK election

Etienne Alexiou

We are used to the experience of economic developments influencing and sometimes determining political events. This past year we have seen political events influencing markets and economic forecasts more than usual. The rise of the populists as a reaction to the specific disaffection with wage stagnation, immigration and terrorism is... Show More

The key market risk right now

Etienne Alexiou

Let's first consider the broader global economic environment, in particular, the macro drivers of a “globally co-ordinated” gradual improvement in economies which are continuing to evolve. The primary driver of markets, at this point in time, is globally accommodative monetary policy, which underpins economic expansion and the rise in financial... Show More

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