Month: September 2003

HSBC Brings in Silber

HSBC confirms that Dan Silber has joined as a senior vice president of sales in New York. Reporting to Paul Plesser, managing director and head of FX sales for HSBC Bank USA, Silber will focus on FX options and derivatives for the bank. Silber was formerly on the institutional sales desk at Goldman Sachs in […]

Best Takes Bank One Role

Stephen Best, who formerly oversaw major account sales and the client service group at State Street’s Global Link in Boston, has resurfaced at Bank One in Chicago as managing director and head of e-commerce strategy for currency and rates, the bank confirms. He reports to Chapin Bates, Chicago-based head of sales for the currency and […]

Ferguson Joins ANZ

ANZ Investment Bank has appointed Craig Ferguson as senior currency strategist in Melbourne. Reporting to John Reedyk, director, FX and commodities, Ferguson will focus on major traded markets, the bank says, with an emphasis on FX and commodities. He joins from JP Morgan in London where he spent nine years, most recently as head of […]

Faber Exits ABN?

Arthur Faber, Amsterdam-based head of spot FX for Europe at ABN Amro, is rumoured to have left the bank. Calls to the bank were routed to the communications department, which did not return calls seeking comment.

Steel Joins NAB

Jacqui Steel has joined National Australia Bank’s institutional FX sales desk in New York, a spokesperson confirms. She reports to London-based Kieran Salter, head of global institutional FX sales.

FXall Unveils Prime Brokerage Partners

ABN Amro, Bank of America, Credit Agricole Indosuez, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, HSBC, Lehman Brothers and the Royal Bank of Scotland have signed up to FXall’s prime brokerage service, which is due to go live in December. A spokesperson for the portal says that it also has a number of commitments from other banks that wish […]

SEB Veteran Moves to RBS

Johan Holstrom has joined the Royal Bank of Scotland in London to market FX products to Scandinavian clients, the bank confirms. Holstrom will focus on the investor community. He joins from SEB Bank in Stockholm, where he has spent the last two years as a senior dealer in interbank FX sales. He has also held […]

Bloomberg Offers Globex Trading

Continuing its focus on the FX market, Bloomberg now provides subscribers to its Tradebook and Professional services with trading on Globex, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s electronic trading platform. Initial subscribers are already live, according to the company. Under the agreement, subscribers will have direct order-execution connectivity to Globex for all products that trade on the […]

Thrush Resurfaces at IdeaGlobal

Paul Thrush has been appointed chief operating officer at IdeaGlobal in London, reporting to Shandi Modi, chairman and CEO. He is responsible for running IdeaGlobal’s business units, as well as being closely involved with its current and future strategic alliances, according to the company. Thrush has held a number of senior FX banking roles, lastly […]

Mirat Joins SG

SG Corporate & Investment Banking has hired Pierre Mirat as managing director and head of the Financial Institutions Group (FIG) in Europe. A newly created role based in London, he reports directly to Christian Gomez, global head of the FIG. Mirat joins from Morgan Stanley, where he was managing director, European co-head of the FIG […]