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FX Transparency is an independent provider of foreign exchange transaction cost analysis (FX TCA) and currency execution consulting. The firm’s mission is to quantify and reduce currency-trading costs for all institutional buy-side market participants around the globe. FX Transparency was founded in April 2009 and has offices in Framingham, Massachusetts and London, UK. For more information about FX Transparency’s TCA services or to see how your company’s execution costs compare to others using the FXT Peer Universe™ program, please contact us.

Management Team

James McGeehan, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. McGeehan is a founding partner of FX Transparency, LLC and executive committee member of ACI Americas. He has extensive experience in all aspects of the foreign exchange market including transaction cost analysis and customized hedging solutions. Mr. McGeehan has over ten years of Wall Street experience including senior positions in foreign exchange at RBS, HSBC and UBS. Most recently, as Managing Director of Foreign Exchange at Royal Bank of Scotland, he helped lead the Financial Institutions Franchise in North America. Earlier in his career, Mr. McGeehan was based in Singapore where he managed the US institutional client base for UBS.  He holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College in Government with a minor in Economics.  Mr. McGeehan has served as a featured speaker and panelist on the topics of currency execution and measurement at buy-side organizations such as TraderForum and NOIP.

John B. Galanek, CTP, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Galanek is a founding partner of FX Transparency, LLC. He has a broad spectrum of foreign exchange experience in both the asset management community and the banking community. Mr. Galanek has pioneered new methods in foreign exchange transaction cost analysis to provide cost clarity to buy-side FX market participants. Prior to FX Transparency, LLC, he was Senior Vice President of Foreign Exchange at Harvard Management Company where he managed an FX volatility portfolio and currency execution for the endowment. Before Harvard, Mr. Galanek was Vice President of Foreign Exchange Trading at Wellington Management. Earlier in his career, he spent five years as a sell-side FX trader at FleetBoston Financial. Mr. Galanek holds an M.B.A. from Boston College and a B.S. in Architectural Engineering from the University of Colorado. He is a Certified Treasury Professional and member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Association for Financial Professionals.

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