Month: July 2003

JPM’s Puth Heads to London

David Puth, managing director and global head of FX and commodities at JP Morgan, is to transfer to London from New York by September. The move is not the result of any change in responsibilities for Puth, a spokesperson says, simply a reflection of London’s position in the global foreign exchange markets.

Cummins Takes New Role at BofA

Beau Cummins, currently global head of foreign exchange at Bank of America (BofA) in New York, is to take a new role with the bank as part of a raft of organisational changes surrounding the Global Corporate Investment Banking debt platform, the bank confirms. According to a memo circulated within the bank on July 11, […]

MMS Continues to Build

MMS International, a provider of real time commentary and analysis covering FX, credit, sovereign debt and emerging markets, appointed James Hockley as global head of sales and support. Based in London, he reports to Mickey Arora, CEO. Hockley has more than 15 years’ experience of business development and service delivery gained at Bank of New […]

Allanson, Alexandre Join Hotspot London

Hotspot FX confirms two hires in London, where the FX matching service has just taken larger offices at 60 Lombard Street. David Allanson, former COO of Atriax, the multibank FX trading platform that closed last June, has joined as a consultant on a 90-day assignment. He will be focusing on business development opportunities, says John […]

Barclays Offers Swaps Trading Via Bloomberg

Barclays Capital and Bloomberg have launched a single dealer online platform for interest rate swaps trading, available via the Bloomberg Professional service. The system, accessible through Barclays’ single dealer page BARX, enables users to trade on live euro interest rate swap prices. “This initiative gives new choice to the interest rate swaps market and further […]

Amex Hires

Nick Probert has joined American Express as a director in trading, primarily covering sterling and yen, the bank confirms. He reports to Mark Shepherd, senior director, head of FX products. Both roles are based in London. He joins from Abaxbank in Milan, where he spent three years trading spot.

RBS Builds FX and Structured Credit

The Royal Bank of Scotland has made a swathe of hires across its foreign exchange and capital markets sales teams. Stuart Scott and Zara Allsworth have joined RBS’s London FX business. Both report to David White, London-based global head of spot FX. Scott joins the bank as a yen trader from HSBC where he spent […]

Citi Shuffles the Pack

A spokesperson at Citigroup confirms two internal moves. James Kalas, formerly head of FX sales for UK corporates in London, has moved to Sydney to become managing director and head of FX sales for Australia and New Zealand. Deeptesh Maitra, known as Bapi in the markets, has moved to Chicago to become head of FX […]

New Exec of EMEA at JPM TS

JP Morgan Treasury Services (JPM TS) has appointed Alexander Caviezel as regional executive for the Asia Pacific region. The role was previously held by Steven Groppi, who recently took responsibility for the division’s business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). As a result, Caviezel will relocate from London to Hong Kong in September. […]

Smith Joins CSFB

Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) confirms that it has hired Chris Smith as a vice president, institutional sales in London, focusing on FX and money markets. He joins from State Street, also in London, where he held a similar role for the past three years. At CSFB, he reports to Toby Cole, London-based director in […]