Exclusive: Ira Koyner Joins Morgan Stanley’s FX Options Desk from Citi

After 6 years at Citi, highly regarded trader Koyner joins the FX Options desk at Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley has recruited one of the most highly regarded traders in the industry, Ira Koyner. He joins the FX options desk at Morgan Stanley after spending six years at Citi as senior trader at the foreign exchange G10 options desk.

With his experience in working for a number of top multi-national banks, Koyner is to boost the foreign exchange options team at the bank. He’s known in the industry for his extensive experience in managing global option portfolios, trading desk management and team development. Koyner will be joining Morgan Stanley’s team in New York.

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During his tenure at Citi, Koyner has been managing the risk and option pricing for the global vanilla EUR portfolio. In addition he spearheaded a couple of technology projects to improve risk management and analytical tools and access to liquidity.

Koyner joins the company a couple of months after Thomas Richards left the firm to become quant analyst at Systematica Investments.

Ira Koyner is a veteran in the industry, starting in 1996 at BNP Paribas, before joining RBS for a 10 year long tenure.

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