John Briggs

Global Head of Desk Strategy

Joined NatWest Markets

June 2010


John is the Global Head of Desk Strategy. He oversees the Desk Strategy Team and product and helps develop, package and deliver our Global Macro Desk Strategy offering and macro cross-asset strategy to our internal and external clients.


John has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Bucknell University and a Master of Science in Financial Risk Management from the University of Connecticut.

Additional background

Prior to his current position, John was Head of Strategy, Americas, with a focus on determining and effectively delivering NatWest Markets’ macro cross-asset view, as well as leading and coordinating NatWest Markets’ Desk strategy efforts in the Americas. Previously, John was the Head of Cross-Asset Strategy and also Head of Asset-Backed Products Strategy, managing and coordinating our strategic views in MBS, ABS, and Structured Products.

Prior to NatWest, John held the position of Proprietary Trader at BWT Professional Trading, Inc. and was a Senior Portfolio Manager at Prologue Capital LLC. In addition, he spent 11 years serving in a variety of roles at Capra Asset Management, including Head Trader for more than seven years.