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About Profit & Loss

Launched in 1999 by Founding Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Julie Ros, P&L Services Ltd has consistently provided informative, relevant insight into the latest developments within the FX industry sourced by our experienced, independent team of staff journalists.

Profit & Loss: in the currency and derivative markets magazine provides unique monthly coverage of both the buy and sell sides of FX and places strong emphasis on analysing strategic shifts and technological advances to ensure readers are equipped with the knowledge for efficient growth. Magazine articles as well as daily news, are available on this site to premium subscribers.

P&L Services Ltd also runs the highly successful Forex Network and Growth Markets series of global conferences. These premier industry events provide ideal platforms for international networking and establishing valuable working relationships. Profit & Loss holds regular annual conferences in London, New York, Chicago, Toronto, Shanghai, Singapore and across Latin America, as well as workshops for the HFT and fund management sectors and free audio webinars on a variety of industry topics.

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Editorial Staff

Julie Ros

Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

Julie Ros has been a journalist covering the currency markets since 1989. She founded P&L Services and Profit & Loss magazine in 1999. Six months after the launch of Profit & Loss, Julie started the industry's premier series of FX conferences, now known as Profit & Loss Forex Network. In 2008, she expanded the conference series through the addition of FX Growth Markets conferences.

Prior to P&L, Julie worked from 1993-99, at Waters Information Services (now Incisive Media) as the London Bureau Chief, as well as editor of the newsletter, FX Week; and editor of ACI Briefing, published by Profit & Loss since 1999. Julie started her career as a currency markets reporter for the former Dow Jones Telerate.

Colin Lambert

Managing Editor

Colin Lambert joined P&L Services in August 2001 after a 24-year career in the financial markets, predominantly in foreign exchange trading. He joined P&L from MCM Inc, an analytical company focused on the financial markets. Whilst there, Colin managed the flagship CurrencyWatch I product. In his dealing career, he worked in New York, Singapore, Toronto, Tokyo and London for both buy-side and sell-side institutions, in several roles, including chief dealer.

Kirsten Hyde

Deputy Editor

Kirsten Hyde has been a journalist covering the market data, trading technology and currency markets since 1999. At P&L Services, she is deputy editor of Profit & Loss magazine. Prior to joining P&L Services in January 2006, Kirsten worked for ITV Television’s technology department as an internal communications writer and before that was a writer within SunGard’s corporate marketing team. From July 1999 to October 2003, Kirsten worked at Waters Information Services and Risk Publications (now Incisive Media) as a reporter and European correspondent for the weekly newsletter Inside Market Data.

Galen Stops

Markets Editor

After graduating from the University of Manchester with a first class degree in English literature and being awarded the Faye-Mitchell prize for academic excellence, Galen Stops began working on a freelance basis for Real World Magazine as assistant editor. He swiftly moved into financial journalism, being hired as a reporter for Private Banker International. From there Galen moved to Euromoney where he worked as a senior reporter for Futures and Options World magazine, covering the global derivatives industry. Galen joined Profit & Loss as markets editor in 2014, focusing on market infrastructure and the changing regulatory environment of the financial markets.

Nicola Tavendale

e-Channels Editor

Nicola Tavendale joined Profit & Loss in September 2013 and has reported on the financial markets since 2010. Prior to joining P&L, she was the news editor of Futures and Options World Intelligence (FOWi), responsible for the Futures and Options Week e-magazine, website and social media channels.  Nicola holds the NCTJ in newspaper journalism and a BA (Hons) in English and German from the University of Manchester.