John Taylor of FX Concepts Headlines Ivy Family Office Network New York City, NY Forum

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FX Concepts Chief Executive Office and Chief Investment Officer, John Taylor, discusses foreign exchange investment opportunities at the February 21st Ivy Family Office Forum.

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In 2013, Cash remains King. There are several unknowns with Sequestration, China growth dependent on controlled banking and consumer demand growth, and also through potential reemergence of the Eurozone crisis.

John Taylor of FX Concepts headlined the Ivy Family Office New York City Forum with a discussion on “Cash in A Zero Rate World” The Forum was held on February 21st in New York City, NY.

According to Mr. Taylor, “In 2013, Cash remains King. There are several unknowns with Sequestration, China growth dependent on controlled banking and consumer demand growth, and also through potential reemergence of the Eurozone crisis. With cash, yields are still good, counterparty risk is known and low and you are extremely liquid.”

Moreover, “ There are good opportunities to invest in currencies that have high interest rates, positive momentum and are Capital importing. In a pure beta play it is possible to hold assets that work for you such as equities, bonds and currencies and are non correlated and can be systematically rebalanced. ”

John Taylor is the Chairman, CEO and founder of FX Concepts. He has over 40 years of experience in the foreign exchange and related fixed income markets. He is recognized as an expert in the management of foreign exchange and a pioneer in the analysis of cyclicality of foreign exchange and interest rate markets.

Prior to founding FX Concepts, John was a Vice President at Citibank, where he headed the bank's marketing and advisory services in foreign exchange.

John began his career at Chemical Bank, where he founded that bank's Foreign Exchange Advisory Service in 1972. In this capacity he was the author of Foreign Exchange Exposure Management, which was published by Chemical Bank. In addition, John developed the first computer models designed to assist multinational corporations in the management of foreign exchange risk.

John's executive responsibilities at FX Concepts include serving as Chief Investment Officer. He also continues to provide analytical input daily and is available for client contact.

John has had numerous articles published in investment management journals and is an accomplished speaker widely noted for his skills in forecasting currency relationships.

FX Concepts has managed currencies for institutional investors through overlay and absolute return programs for over 25 years. Independent, and employee-owned, they specialize in systematic investment strategies for currencies and other asset classes.

In 1961, he enrolled at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey. He graduated from Princeton in 1966 with a bachelor's degree in romance languages and then began work on a Ph.D. in political science at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

The Ivy Family Office Network Forum is part of an ongoing dialogue with family offices to provide high-value education and information on trends for family office investing, structure and operational excellence. Attendees gain practical strategies and solutions to achieve both short and long-term objectives. The program features off-the-record, peer-to-peer discussions in a non-commercial setting, in-depth and highly interactive sessions.

About The Ivy Family Office Network

The Ivy Family Office Network, IvyFON, is a leading peer to peer global family office network with several hundred family offices attending their events around The Americas within the past 12 months. Some of the more than 1,000 past speakers have included 5 of the top 10 largest asset allocating consultancies, pre-eminent alternative investment funds by return, leading institutional investors by size, best-in-class asset management professionals, family office subject matter experts and world-class family offices. Forum sessions are multi-format and cross-disciplinary covering a range of family office centric topics.

IvyFON’s expertise is an outgrowth of one of the United States’ oldest and largest alternative investment networks, the IvyPlus network. IvyPlus began as a peer to peer private equity, real estate and hedge fund network consisting of Ivy League alumni and other participants who attended more than 50 globally comparable programs or through merit are worthy participants in the program.

Additionally the IvyPlus/IvyFON networks support deal networks across multiple disciplines including private equity, venture capital and real estate. More than 10,000 investment, family office and institutional investment professionals have attended IvyPlus forums globally. For more information on the Ivy Family Office Network, go to

For more information on FX Concepts contact Daphne Bloore at dbloore(at)fx-concepts(dot)com

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