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Jo Kirby has several years experience in the banking and securities industry. Having graduated from Imperial College with a first class Engineering degree, she moved into the banking industry within the systems analytics department at JP Morgan. Here she gained an intricate knowledge of derivatives and fixed income products before moving to the front-office within JP Morgan to trade interest rate swaps and options. This was followed by a move to the Hybrids Desk within JP Morgan where she traded a wide variety of exotic options. A move to South Africa saw her head up the Fixed Income Desk at Barclays Capital in Johannesburg where she oversaw responsibility for the Sales, Trading and Repo desks in South African Gilts.

An experienced trainer, she specialises in delivering technical training on a wide range of topics including fixed income, derivatives and risk. Her practical experience brings an added dimension to her courses enabling Jo to back up the theoretical aspects of her courses with real-life examples in an informative but engaging style.