Month: August 2003

Breslow Joins WestLB

Richard Breslow joins WestLB this week as head of sales and trading in New York. He reports to Trevor Cowan, the bank’s Dusseldorf-based global head of spot FX. Breslow was formerly head of global FX trading in New York at Bank of America, which he left at the end of 2001. “We have been doing […]

Plunkett Retires from Prebon

Steve Plunkett, chairman of money broker Prebon Marshall Yamane in London, has retired. His career spanned 30 years, the past 20 of which were with his current institution (initially with MW Marshall).

Ogg Trades Hotspot for Lava

David Ogg, former CEO and founder of Hotspot FX and most recently senior managing director at the New Jersey-based matching service, has joined Lava Trading in a senior position. Lava operates a technical service bureau for high-speed connectivity to all major US equity market liquidity sources. Ogg is joined at Lava by Mark Smith, formerly […]

Thompson Joins C-View

Jim Thompson, who was most recently a dollar/yen trader at Bank One in London and before that worked for AIG Trading, has joined C-View Ltd in Hertfordshire, UK. He will be trading the fund’s Currency Managed account programme, with a particular emphasis on major currencies and crosses, confirms Paul Chappell, founder of C-View.

BofA Rumours Quashed

Contrary to reports elsewhere, a spokesperson for Bank of America says that it has not named a replacement for global head of FX, Beau Cummins. Cummins recently took responsibility for high-grade debt product origination and coordination of corporate marketing of interest rate derivatives, foreign exchange and commodities to issuer clients (see Squawkbox, July 27). The […]

ABN Appoints Global Head of FX Cash Trading

Patrick Bartle becomes global head of FX cash trading in ABN Amro’s Financial Markets business. The newly created role gives him responsibility for coordinating the bank’s global trading books for cash, spot and non-derivative FX products. As a result of the change in roles, he moves from Chicago to Amsterdam, although he continues to report […]

Coughlin Joins RZB

Reiffeisen Zentralbank hired Paul Coughlin as chief dealer on its London spot desk. He reports to David Cahill, the bank’s London-based treasurer. Coughlin joins from American Express, also in London, where he held a similar role.

Young Exits Citi for Deutsche

Deutsche Bank Global Cash Management has appointed Harold Young as managing director and global head of high value payments within the global cash management unit. Based in New York, he will report to Andrew England, head of product management. The bank says that Young’s new role will focus on the group’s global product offering, which […]

Searle Joins JPM

Ashley Searle is to join JP Morgan’s UK corporate FX sales team in early September, a spokesperson confirms. Based in London, he will report to Ross Niland, head of the team. Searle joins from ING where he held a similar role.

Barclays Adds in FX

Barclays Capital has made further hires to its FX team, to enhance client coverage of Spain and Italy, as well as in options. Giovanni Laureri and Jerome Combredet have joined the organisation’s FX sales team in London to cover financial institutions and corporate clients in Italy. Both join from the Royal Bank of Scotland and […]