Month: August 2003

Shamah Exits iFX

Shani Shamah, formerly head of global sales, has left iFX Markets, the organisation confirms. The move is the result of an internal restructure of the sales operation, which sees sales staff linked more closely to respective trading desks, rather than within a company-wide sales sub-division, says a spokesperson. All new FX business will now be […]

Whitehead Joins ABN

ABN Amro continues its current run of research hires, adding Victoria Whitehead to its global diversified industries team within Financial Markets. She joins from Bear Stearns, where she was a general industrials credit analyst, responsible for high grade coverage of autos, building materials, forestry products and steel. Based in London, she reports to Julia Peach, […]

Man Completes GNI FX Amalgamation

Man Capital FX has completed the amalgamation of GNI, according to Louis Vitta, president and global manager at Man. The acquisition of GNI bolsters Man’s London presence, where it now has 14 sales/traders reporting into Phil Rausch, who in turn reports to New York-based Vitta. GNI did not have a New York presence, so that […]

Currenex Makes Senior Appointments

Multibank portal Currenex, has appointed Ken Yeadon to its board of directors and Richard Hartheimer to its senior staff. Both are based in London and will report to Clifford Lewis, CEO of Currenex, who says, “Currenex is investing heavily in providing foreign exchange dealing banks with new services and more economical ways to reach their […]

Gain Adds Currencies

Gain Capital has formed a liquidity and technology agreement with London Capital Group (LCG), a London-based broker specialising in electronic exchange-based markets. In addition to using a white label version of the Gain platform for its first foray into FX, LCG is using Gain’s liquidity, execution and back office services. As a result of the […]

Krinke for Westpac

Joachim Krinke has joined Westpac’s London operation as a senior manager, FX sales, it confirms. He joins from State Street and reports to Kurt Magnus, head of FX sales, also London-based.

Consolidation Rumours Continue at AIG

Further to earlier reports on Squawkbox (June 15) about a rumoured merger between AIG Financial Products and AIG Trading, sources close to the group are now saying that AIG Trading is to consolidate its London operations area by end of September in Connecticut, which will operate 24 hours to ensure ongoing trading support. These sources […]

Circle Resurfaces at UBS

Alan Circle, formerly global head of FX institutional sales at Bank of America in New York and London, has joined UBS in Connecticut as an executive director in institutional sales. Further details were not available by press time.

ABN Bolsters FX Strategy Team

ABN Amro confirms four hires to its FX research teams in London, Singapore and Chicago, two of which were previously reported in Squawkbox. Shahab Jalinoos joins the bank in London as a senior FX strategist. He has spent the last three years as a director and FX strategist at UBS in London, and has previously […]