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Tod Van Name is the global head of Bloomberg’s Foreign Exchange (FX), Economics and Commodities product. Based in New York, he oversees business strategy, product development and content for FX, economics and commodities on the Bloomberg Professional service, the world’s most trusted source for real-time and historical financial data, news, research and analytics. Mr. Van Name is an FX and derivatives specialist. Mr. Van Name and his team were instrumental in expanding the functionality of Bloomberg’s Foreign Exchange trading platform FXGO, which allows clients to trade a wide variety of FX instruments and manage their FX risk via the Bloomberg Professional service. He is widely quoted as a media spokesman. Previously, Mr. Van Name managed Bloomberg’s team of market and product specialists that provide financial expertise and Bloomberg functionality solutions to internal and external clients. Prior to joining Bloomberg in 2006, he traded currencies and options for several major banks, and served as senior vice president and manager of foreign exchange trading at Fuji Bank, where he oversaw the spot, forward and option trading desks. Mr. Van Name has a master’s degree in business administration and has bachelor’s degrees in economics and psychology. [+]