Month: August 1999

CBA Restructures Forex Unit To Support New Client Structure

In a move that supports its new client service model, Commonwealth Bank Financial Markets in Sydney has recently altered its structure and made some significant forex staff changes, says Paul Riordan, global manager. The new model comprises corporates, investors and financial institutions. John Noonan joined the bank as head of financial institution sales, FX, and […]

CSFB Hires New Sales Heads from Deutsche Zurich

Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) has hired two senior sales dealers from Deutsche Bank in Zurich, confirms an official. Thierry Thevenaz and Maroan Maizar will jointly head the FX sales team at CSFB’s Zurich headquarters. “Thevenaz and Maizar were brought in to further expand the wholesale banking franchise in Switzerland, as well as to continue […]

Resource City Releases ACI Home Study Pack

London-based Resource City has released a new home study training pack for the ACI Dealing Certificate. The training materials are available in three styles and start at £175. According to officials, the new training pack is the only such material available for the new ACI Dealing Certificate syllabus. Resource City is a financial markets training, […]

CWB Celebrates 5th Anniversary

Christiane Wuillamie, founder of London-based financial services IT company, CWB, recently celebrated its 5th anniversary at the Lothbury Gallery in the City of London. Now worth around £19 million, Wuillamie says she started her own company back in 1994 because a headhunter told her she was ‘unemployable’. But just five years later, the Vietnam-born Wuillamie […]

GNI Takes Kalahari For FRA Pricing

Money brokers GNI Limited have gone live with Kalahari Software’s FRA pricing software, WinDiamond 32. In addition to FRAs, GNI uses the software to price interest rate swaps and spreads between euro, sterling, dollars and other major currencies.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />

CitiGroup Names Wise New Head of Investor Sales

Simon Wise is joining CitiGroup in London as the new head of global investor sales, confirms a spokesperson. Wise reportedly joined from AIG International in London; however, an official there declines to confirm his position. Wise will report to Christoph Bristiel, Citi’s manager for FX sales in London.  

Halifax Hires WestLB’s Coupland

WestLB’s London-based FX trading manager, Nigel Coupland, is joining Halifax next month. Coupland, who spent the past three years with WestLB, will be responsible for developing a customer focused FX business, says an official. He will report to Roger Woodbridge, head of FX and derivatives.

Tullett & Tokyo Names Perkins President in NY

Mark Perkins has been named president of Tullett & Tokyo North America. He succeeds Tim Boyle, who has taken full-time responsibility for Tullett’s wholly owned subsidiary, CastleNet – makers of TheBeast.com derivatives pricing and analytical service.

CAI Promotes Eedle to Treasurer; Starts Prime Brokerage Business

Simon Eedle, Credit Agricole Indosuez’s FX manager in London, has been named treasurer for the bank. He succeeds Christoph Lanne, who has transferred to the head office in Paris as head of budget strategy and planning. In other moves, the bank has made a couple additions to the London sales team. Roger Allen, formerly Bankers […]

State Street Hires Commerz’s Newnham

Stewart Newnham has joined State Street Bank’s currency research division in London as number two to Avinash Persaud, the bank’s global head of research. Newnham is responsible for looking at the markets from a fundamental perspective and is helping to build micro foundations for determining market flows. Newnham was previously head of currency research at […]