Kathy Lien

Kathy Lien

Formal First Name
1980 - present

Kathy Lien is Managing Director of FX Strategy at BK Asset Management. She is responsible for portfolio management, research, and analysis. She is also the Co-Founder of BKForex, where she provides clients with short-term trading recommendations. Lien has more than 20 years of experience in the financial markets, with a particular focus on G20 currencies. She is known for developing trading strategies using cross markets analysis and predicting economic data surprises. She is also an internationally published author of bestselling books on trading.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Lien immediately started working on Wall Street after graduating from NYU’s Stern School of Business at the age of 18.
  • She started her career at JPMorgan Chase, where she worked on the interbank FX trading desk making markets in foreign exchange.
  • She later joined the cross markets proprietary trading group at JPMorgan, where she traded FX spot, options, interest rate derivatives, bonds, equities, and futures.
  • She joined FXCM in 2003 and managed a team of analysts dedicated to providing research and commentary on the foreign exchange market.
  • She moved to Global Futures & Forex Ltd in 2008 and provided research and analysis to clients and managed a global foreign exchange analysis team.