Under 30: the industry’s future leaders. Meet Lydia Solinski

Noam Stiekema

Under 30 and moving up the ranks. We talk to Lydia Solinski, Liquidity manager at 360T trading solutions to find out how she got into the industry and what she does daily.

Lydia Solinksi

In an industry so well established with roots in all four corners of the globe we took time to discuss what the industry will look like in 10 to 20 years from now.

Whilst we all share different views on where the industry will end up or what it will morph into, the fact is that we forget the many good folk working in the industry. Especially the younger generation that started at the bottom and worked their way up essentially dedicating their careers to fintech, trading and finance.

As is a FinanceFeeds tradition, we decided to celebrate these hard working individuals that have and very well may become the future industry leaders as they move up the ranks. So without further adieu, meet the industry’s future leaders (all under the age of 30).

What is your role at 360T Trading Solutions?

Liquidity manager, focusing on bank and non-bank relationships in EMEA.

How many years have you been at 360T Trading Solutions?

Having only started at 360T last month, this is my largest opportunity to date. Having had the fortune and pleasure to manage liquidity relationships at TradAir and Integral, I now have a more strategic and sales function on a larger scale.

When did you start in the industry?

My first job in the industry was a desk assistant to the FX trading team in Citi. I then spent the next few years working on the corporate, institutional and finally with the ecommerce teams at Citibank. A steep learning curve to say the least.

What attracted you to / made you get into this industry?

Having always had a skewed interest in political economy whilst studying politics I was fortunate to gain some internships across various desks in investment banks. There are very few spaces like trading floors where the atmosphere and energy is truly infectious.

I knew this was a place where my ambition could grow. A steer towards the ecommerce side of the business was driven by the obvious developments in the industry as well as a personal interest in pricing models and strategies.

This interest is what drives me to manage liquidity today. And finally I think its essential to mention the people. You will not find two of a kind in the FX industry. Overtime I have enjoyed the eccentricity and ambition that drives people. I feed off it myself.

Any tips for others looking at getting into the industry?

More than anything be humble and be hungry. Retain perspective and try to strive to be the best version of yourself.

 

Meet other “up and comers under 30” – view all the profiles.

 

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