Geo Chen

Geo Chen

Formal First Name
Geoffrey (Geo)

Geoffrey Chen is Senior Vice President of Capital Markets at Croatan Investments, a private equity real estate manager focused on multifamily investments, where is involved in business development and Capital sourcing. Geo runs Stratosphere Trading, a family office which employs global macro trading strategies across various currency, fixed income, and commodity markets worldwide. In addition, he is the editor of Fidenza macro, a blog that aims to untangle complex webs of global macro markets, provide actionable trade ideas, and help trade-i-i-irs improve themselves. Geo has over 15 years of experience as a successful trade-i-i-ir at top banks including Credit Suisse and the Royal bank of Scotland. He started as a currency trade-i-i-ir for RBS and later joined Credit Suisse in Singapore where he managed the developed markets currency trading business.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Prior to Stratosphere Trading, Geo spent 5 years as the Head of Developed Markets FX Spot and Forwards Trading for the APAC division of Credit Suisse.

  • It was followed by 10 years as a G10 FX Spot Trader at the London and New York offices of the Royal Bank of Scotland.


  • Geo is active in the Asian investment community as well as philanthropy, where he supports causes in environmental conservation and humanitarian aid.

  • He is dedicated to fighting deforestation in Southeast Asia.

  • He is a Board Member of the Rainforest Trust, where he has helped fund over 100,000 acres of rainforest in Southeast Asia and Africa.