Month: November 2001

BIS Preliminary Report Shows 19% Drop in FX Volumes

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has released the preliminary global data from the triennial Central Bank Survey of Foreign Exchange and Derivatives Market Activity, which was conducted in cooperation with 48 of the world’s central banks. The overall data confirms that volumes have dropped for the first time in the history of the survey; […]

FXall Strengthens its Hand

Standard Chartered Bank has become a new equity partner in online FX trading platform FXall, while the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has increased its investment. The portal has also introduced Partner Channel, made a range of straight-through processing (STP) tools available, and connected to Radianznet, a global financial extranet created by Radianz. Commenting on […]

e-Mid Goes Live on Reuters 3000

Reuters and e-Mid, the Italy-based European electronic organised market for treasury products, have followed the July announcement of their strategic alliance with news that the e-Mid deposits and e-Mider overnight index swaps (OIS) trading systems have gone live on the Reuters 3000 interbank trading system. The rollout has been accompanied by the launch of US […]

Atriax Gets New COO; Launches AtriaxAdapt

Atriax has announced the appointment of David Allanson as chief operating officer with responsibility for the development and rollout of its dealing platforms and content, STP and MIS product streams. He replaces John Wareham who has left to take up a position at AIG International. Allanson was formerly head of global treasury at Tudor Capital […]

Cognotec Upgrades AutoDeal Lite

Cognotec has announced upgrades to its AutoDeal Lite platform, and plans for a further release in November. The existing version 2.20, currently in use at approximately 70% of Cognotec’s clients, is being replaced by version 2.40, launched in May, and version 2.45, launched in August. Both versions, and Version 3.0, due to be rolled out […]

Emerging Markets: Standing on the Brink

Emerging market economies were having enough trouble prior to the tragic events that took place on 11 September, but now the ensuing war and continued economic downturn in the global economy makes the chances for recovery look even more bleak. Colin Lambert looks at the world’s three major time zones to see which countries, if […]

CFP: The Way Forward

By Werner Pauw, Chairman, CFP The responsibility and challenges for the Committee for Professionalism (CFP) is now even greater than ever before. The tempo and pace at which the financial services industry is developing to comply with the demanding and sophisticated financial needs of customers places the CFP on centre stage, ensuring that market participants […]

CAI’s Thierry Sciard: Setting His Sights on the Client

A career path from military service in Indonesia, to the head of a major financial institution’s Fixed Income division, is not the most frequently trodden, but it was that taken by Thierry Sciard, who was named head of fixed income at Credit Agricole Indosuez (CAI) in August. Having graduated from the European School of Management […]

Parker Currency Indices Higher in August

The Parker FX Index reported a 1.84% return in August, while the Parker Emerging FX Index also saw a positive return on the month, of 2.18% All 43 programs in the FX Index reported results, 72% of them positive. On a risk-adjusted basis the index is up 1.07%, the median return is up 1.12%. The […]

Q & A With Alder Capital

Company Information: Company Name: Alder Capital Location: Dublin, Ireland Contact Name: Brian McCarthy Product Name: Alder Global 20 Product Assests: $11 million Total Assets Under Management: $17 million Firm Inception Date: May 2000 Number of Employees: 4   Return Information See below for performance details. The ranking below is up to August 2001. The statistics […]