Month: May 2002

A Congress by Dealers for Dealers

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is the setting for the 2002 ACI 6th European Congress & 44th General Assembly. Taking place between May 23-25, the congress will offer ACI members the chance to discuss recent developments in the FX market, take part in panel debates, listen to an address delivered by the prime minister of […]

Q&A With Allied Irish Capital Management

Company Information Company Name: Allied Irish Capital Management Ltd. Location: 85 Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland Contact Name: Gerry Grimes, Managing Director Phone number 353 1 668 8860 Fax number 353 1 668 8831 Email Ggrimes@aicm.com Product Name: Foreign Exchange Program Product Assests: As at end of February 2002 – US$193m* Total Assets Under […]

Around Luxembourg City

Luxembourg City, the host to the 6th European Congress of ACI – The Financial Markets Association, presents a pleasant mix of the new and old in its architecture. It is a city that contrasts sweeping boulevards with picturesque squares and tiny lanes. Possibly the most dramatic feature of the city is the Petrusse Valley which […]

Reuters Dealing Wins Praise in Canada

The Canadian Committee for Professionalism, in conjunction with the Canadian Foreign Exchange Committee and the Financial Markets Association of Canada, have recognised Reuters Dealing 3000 Matching system as the best practice medium for determining the Canadian dollar dealing range for spot matching in North America. The recommendation was based upon the high percentage of market […]

The Consequences Of a Rising Oil Price

By Michael Burke, B&M Research The recent sharp rise in the oil price has been a dominant theme in financial markets, where general expectations are that this will lead to higher inflation, weaker growth and higher interest rates. The oil price has recently edged towards $28bbl, having been below $18bbl in November of last year […]

A Roadmap to Central Europe’s 2002 Elections

By Arnab Das and Michael Hart Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein Following the Hungarian election (which took place at time of going to press), two other Central European countries will go to the polls this year, marking the last chance for voters to choose a government prior to EU entry. In both countries, incumbent governments will have […]

Syntegra’s New Turrets See First Installation

Syntegra has launched a new Internet Protocol (IP) ready turret range, the ITS pV405Hi and pV105Hi turrets (aka, dealerboards). The new turrets have a built-in hub that connects to the firm’s structured wiring, negating the need for an under-desk hub. This reduces the amount of cabling and simplifies administration in the trading room, keeping trading […]

Wall Street Systems Launches IRD Module

Wall Street Systems (WSS), a trading and risk systems vendor, was due to launch its new Interest Rate Derivatives (IRD) module at time of going to press. The company says the IRD module extends the functionality currently available on the its flagship Treasury Engine, specifically targeting the complex and evolving needs of the IRD user […]

Caplin Introduces New Market Data Platform

Real time Web technology provider Caplin Systems has introduced a new market data platform. Based on the new Caplin Liberator and forthcoming Director software, the company says it addresses all the requirements for Web-delivered market data and improves on performance, control and security. “Over the past few years, the web has become a near universal […]

ABN Amro Offers CLS Testing to Third Parties; Refocuses US Wholesale Clients Division

ABN Amro is offering testing facilities to banks wishing to participate in Continuous Linked Settlement (CLS) as third parties. The bank says that the facilities are available immediately to third parties, enabling them to explore aspects of CLS in a safe environment and ascertain the impact on systems and procedures. “ABN Amro is offering testing […]