Month: September 1999

Izakhy Exits Goldman Sachs

Michael Izakhy has left Goldman Sachs in New York, where he traded currency options. His whereabouts could not be determined by press time.

Merrill Lynch Loses Options Head Rubino

Sal Rubino, who ran short-dated options for Merrill Lynch in New York, has left, confirms an official. He has not yet turned up elsewhere, and the official says that no replacement has been named for him at Merrill. Rubino reported to Mark Enman, head of European swaps, in Merrill’s London office.

Putnam Investments Hires Morris as New Head of Research

Dirk Morris has joined Putnam Investments in Boston as managing director and head of the currency business. Morris is responsible for developing currency forecasts, expanding and managing currency overlay products and will contribute to Putnam’s global balanced portfolios. He reports to William Landes, managing director and chief investment officer for global asset allocation. Morris was […]

RBS Hires ABN’s Bennett for Sales Role

Nigel Bennett joins Royal Bank of Scotland this month as head of corporate sales and marketing in London. Bennett will be working with Tom Roche, who previously held the position, until the latter moves into a new role looking after an “important new initiative” that the bank will announce in October. Bennett spent the past […]

Dresdner Transfers Davies to NYC

Richard Davies, formerly Dresdner Kleinwort Benson’s FX manager in Singapore, has relocated to New York to oversee the FX sales operation. Davies succeeds John Groetch, the former FX manager who resigned to pursue other business opportunities, according to an official. The trading side will overseen by Jorge Villon in London for the time being, but […]

Bankers Trust’s Former Singapore Sales Head Joins Barclays

Malcolm Thompson has joined Barclays Capital in Singapore as the new head of regional FX sales. Thompson spent the past 10 years with Bankers Trust, but opted to leave when the bank was acquired by Deutsche Bank earlier this summer. Thompson is charged with building the bank’s customer business in the region. His experience with […]

CitiGroup’s Nutland Moves to Bank of America

CitiGroup’s chief spot trader in London, Steve Nutland, has joined Bank of America in Hong Kong as the new head of global FX trading for Asia, confirms a spokesperson. At Citi, Nutland reported to European FX manager Richard Moore, who was on holiday and therefore could not be reached for comment by press time. Nutland […]

Bank of America’s Chris Mandell Gets Respect

In college, Christiane Mandell was trained for the Foreign Service. Today, she spends 50 per cent of her time travelling overseas…but it isn’t for the US government. It’s for Bank of America, where she is one of the highest-ranking members of the global forex division, overseeing the bank’s sales activities in 36 centres worldwide. While […]

Y2K What Does it Mean to you?

By Philip Kozloff, Kozloff Consulting On December 31st, will your banker be in his bunker? Will he be ready to process your transactions, or will she be ready with a new line of credit for you to pounce on an attractive market opportunity? The answers are a bit mixed. The Bank of England refers to […]