Month: April 2003

Yam Succeeds Macfarlane for BIS Asia Council

Chief executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Joseph Yam, has taken the role of chairman of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Asian Consultative Council (ACC). He succeeds Ian Macfarlane, governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, whose two-year term is complete. The ACC comprises the governors of the BIS member central banks in […]

Evans Joins Meyer Capital

Meyer Capital Management (MCM) brings in Bryan Evans as its director of research and development, to oversee the design and implementation of MCM’s investment models. He will be working with the company’s founder, James Meyer, and joins from Metron, a mathematics consulting firm, where he was a quantitative and software analyst.

Albano Swaps BNP for Rabo

Vincenzo Albano is now with Rabobank’s group treasury sales team as head of corporate and institutional sales for continental Europe. Based in London, he reports to Jason Van Praagh, managing director, head of short term liquidity and risk management for Group Treasury London. He joins from BNP Paribas, where he was head of short term […]

Campbell & Company Brings in Heerdt

Kevin Heerdt joins Campbell & Company as executive vice president. According to the company, he will assist the executive team with the overall development of the firm with a focus on risk management, research and the development of quantitatively based hedge fund and options strategies. Heerdt has spent the last 12 years with Moore Capital […]

Crimmins Joins Merrill Lynch

Merrill Lynch has appointed Jim Crimmins as a managing director and senior derivatives marketer in New York, the bank confirms. Working within the derivatives solutions group, he reports to Tim Davenport. He is working on interest rate, long-dated FX and credit risk management for corporate clients. He joins from Morgan Stanley where he was a […]

Two Join State Street

Tony Spence joins State Street Global Advisors as a senior currency manager in London, the bank confirms. He reports to Paul Duncombe, head of currency management. He joins from First Quadrant, where he was a director with responsibility for developing the currency overlay business. Prior to that role he was a senior currency advisor and […]

The BarCap Revolution Continues

In the year that has passed since Ivan Ritossa joined Barclays Capital as global head of FX from Lehman Brothers, the bank has been on a controlled hiring spree that shows little signs of abating. The most recent reports of hires include that of Daniel Wise, who is believed to have joined from Lehman Brothers […]

CME Dollar Index Launched

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) officially launched its Dollar Index in early March. The geometric index of seven currencies was developed by the Merc and is weighted to reflect the relative competitiveness of US goods in foreign markets. The Merc says that the index provides investors with a new instrument for currency risk management. The […]

Business as Usual at MoneyLine

MoneyLine Telerate’s chairman, David Walsh, has taken on the additional responsibilities as CEO following the departure of founder Jon Robson, who has joined rival Reuters. “David has been chairman of MoneyLine for several years, so his move to CEO simply represents continuity,” says Bill Walsh, head of global marketing at MoneyLine. “He is a partner […]

ABN Amro Focuses on Cross-Selling

ABN Amro has put the finishing touches on a new structure for its Financial Markets division, which integrates the Global Financial Markets and Loan Products divisions with the bank’s Wholesale Clients group. The move is intended to provide clients with a full service debt and risk management business, the bank says. “Financial Markets provides our […]