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As our crisis series within the Alpha Exchange continues, it was a pleasure to catch up with Steven Englander, the head of G10 FX and North America Macro Strategy for Standard Chartered. We review the fast moving aspect of the March dislocation and the manner in which pricing relationships typical of normal markets ceased to hold. As many of our listeners are steeped in equity volatility, it was great to solicit Steven’s views on risk as expressed through FX. His team’s work on the relative performance of haven versus carry currencies during the dark days of March illustrates the manner in which the crisis expressed itself – around the globe and across asset classes. On the Fed, Steven has much to say, beginning with how the speed and degree of its policy response has exhibited a strong impact on asset prices as investors firmly shake hands with the Central Bank. We talk as well about the outlook for inflation, the market’s capacity to absorb the coming tidal wave of US government debt and scenarios for the dollar. I really enjoyed Steven’s perspective and hope you do as well.