One Bank Flagship Seminar – David Tait

In conversation with Andy Haldane

Date: Friday 3 August 2018
Time: 12:00-13:00
Venue: The Bank of England Conference Centre

David Tait will be in conversation with Andy Haldane on 3 August 2018 at 12:00. Attendees will have the chance to ask questions and learn about David and his work.

Until mid-2016, David Tait was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse in the Investment Banking division, based in London. He was the Head of Global Macro Products for Fixed Income and a member of the Fixed Income Management Committee. David re-joined Credit Suisse in January 2012 as Global Head of GCEM FX Trading from UBS Investment Bank where he was Global Head of Macro Trading. 

Previously, David Tait held partner positions at Peloton Partners and Bluecrest Capital. Prior to this, he was Head of FX Proprietary Trading at Credit Suisse for six years until 2002. He started his career in FX market making and proprietary trading at Goldman Sachs in 1984. 

David is currently an Independent Member of the Bank of England’s FICC Market Standards Board (FMSB). 

David is a former NSPCC Trustee (2011 -2014) and now a Senior Volunteer (single largest individual fundraiser), having personally raised £1.5m.

He was awarded an MBE by the Queen in 2010 for his services to the charity. In 2013, David climbed Everest for the fifth time in support of the charity’s work. He set a world first in 2007 by performing the very first North-South traverse of Everest. 

Since June 2016 David has been working with EMU Films on a “life story” motion picture, principal photography was completed on the 15th of July in South Africa. The movie stars Anna Friel, Dougray Scott, Mark Stanley, Emily Beecham, Alastair Petrie and Rosalie Craig. The film is called “Sulphur and White” and due for release autumn 2019.

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Photograph by Nick Relton

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