Greg Gibbs is swapping downtown Singapore for the ski slopes of Colorado, as the 26-year foreign-exchange industry veteran departs Royal Bank of Scotland to set up a research firm in the Rocky Mountains.
He started buying properties including ski condos in Colorado some four years ago to get ahead of a rally in the greenback that has seen it soar from a record low against the Aussie dollar.
Gibbs is joining a trend among finance professionals of working at a location of their own choosing rather than the centers of global commerce. European alpine resorts such as Verbier and Chamonix have lured traders and fund managers from places such as London as they seek proximity to their favourite pastimes.
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