Month: July 2003

Wintersgill Joins Barclays

Barclays Capital confirms it has hired Graham Wintersgill as a director on the institutional sales team in London. He joins from AIG Group and reports to Roddy Boulton, head of European institutional sales.

O’Reilly Exits Renaissance

David O’Reilly is said to have left Renaissance Technologies, a New York-based private investment management company, to seek opportunities elsewhere, although this could not be confirmed. He is believed to be relocating to Ireland. O’Reilly is a veteran of the foreign exchange market, having worked at Bankers Trust as managing director of FX in the […]

Mir Moves from Barclays to Merrill

Karim Mir joins Merrill Lynch as a director, foreign exchange, a spokesperson confirms. Based in London, he will be trading spot FX and reports to Marcus Browning, managing director and global co-head of FX trading. Mir joins from Barclays Capital, where he was a London-based senior dealer. Mir’s move to Merrill from Barclays follows colleague […]

ACI Lebanon Gears Up for Congress

The business programme for the 43rd World Congress of ACI – The Financial Markets Association, being held jointly with the Interarab Cambist Association between September 10 and 14 in Beirut, Lebanon, has been confirmed. Among the confirmed speakers at this stage are: * Riad Salameh, governor, Central Bank of Lebanon * Rafic Hariri, Prime Minister […]

RBS Trading Migrates South

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) confirms that its Edinburgh foreign exchange and money markets trading operation has been consolidated with its London counterpart, effective July 9. The move means that all FX and money markets trading for the UK is now carried out in London, although the bank still operates a growing sales team […]

Badrichani Succeeds Desselberger at Deutsche

Deutsche Bank confirms that Marc Badrichani succeeds Matt Desselberger as head of the corporate structuring group in Europe. He reports to Marzio Keiling and Miles Millard, co-heads of corporate coverage in Europe. Badrichani joins from Credit Agricole Lazard Financial Products, a risk management boutique, where he was global head of sales. He has previously worked […]

Senior Appointments at JP Morgan

Following the announced retirements of vice chairmen Marc Shapiro and Thomas Ketchum, effective September 30, JP Morgan announced that Don Wilson will become chief risk officer reporting to William Harrison, chairman and CEO. Wilson is currently co-head of credit and rate markets. Co-head of the division, Bill Winters, will assume sole responsibility for the business. […]

Saxo and Refco Launch Joint Platform

Denmark-based Saxo Bank and Refco announced a reciprocal distribution agreement and launched a new white label platform, Refco Market Access. The move follows Saxo’s recent link to E-Trade (see Profit & Loss, June 2003). Refco Market Access offers clients the ability to trade futures, FX spot, forward and options, cash equities and CFDs, as well […]

Dowd Moves to Buy Side

George Dowd, formerly a sales dealer at Bank of America’s (BofA) Global Foreign Exchange Division in New York, has joined Spectrum Asset Management, a Chicago-based commodity trading advisor. Dowd joined BofA from JP Morgan, where he spent five years as an institutional sales dealer, last summer (see Profit & Loss, June 2002), reporting to Gavin […]

ABN Brings in Strategist

Peter Frank, formerly of Deutsche Bank’s Toronto operation, has moved to ABN Amro in Chicago as an FX strategist, a spokesperson confirms. He reports to Chicago-based Greg Anderson, senior FX strategist in the US, and ultimately to Tony Norfield, London-based global head of FX strategy. Anderson joined ABN Amro from Fleet Boston last summer, having […]