Month: August 2004

Barclays Denies Recruitment Freeze Rumours; Hires?

Barclays Capital has moved to scotch rumours of a hiring freeze that have been appearing in the media, with a spokesperson suggesting that the bank will continue to bring people in that prove a good fit. In a statement, the bank says, “Barclays Capital is continuing to hire globally in line with its hiring strategy. […]

Changes at ANZ London

Keith Hopkins, formerly a senior dealer at ANZ Investment Bank in London, has left, the desk confirms. His responsibilities are currently being covered by the desk, but Chris Ellis, a senior FX dealer in Melbourne, will shortly be relocating to London to fill the vacant position. Ellis will report to Paul McNee, chief dealer in […]

Lava Hires E-Sales Veteran

Kris Aidatsarran has joined Lava Trading as a senior account manager of FX sales, Europe, the company confirms. Based in its newly inaugurated London office, she reports to Robert Savage, senior vice president and director of global FX sales, who is based in New York. Aidatsarran has spent a short time out of the market, […]

BNP NY Hires

Peter St Germain has left Lehman Brothers and joined BNP Paribas’ New York FX sales desk, the bank confirms. He reports to Drew Gross, head of North American currency sales.

Merrill NY Hires in Sales

Christina Yi has joined Merrill Lynch as a vice president on the New York FX sales desk, the bank confirms. She was formerly with Morgan Stanley, but had left the markets for a short period.

Muller Exits StanChart

Standard Chartered confirms that David Muller has left the bank. He joined in June 2003 as a director, financial and institutional sales, based in London. The bank has yet to put a permanent replacement in place. He is believed to be joining BNP Paribas in London on the institutional FX sales desk, sources say, although […]

E-Commerce Promotion at RBS

Clive Standish has relocated to New York and become vice president and e-commerce business developer, financial markets, North America, at the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Financial Markets. He reports to Matt Thomas, head of e-commerce North America. He transfers from London, where he was most recently production manager for the bank’s electronic FX distribution […]

Mitchell Promoted at Tremont

Jim Mitchell has become head of investment management, Europe, at Tremont Capital Management. A newly created position, he reports to Cynthia Nicoll, senior vice president, director of investment management, for the research and investment side of his role, and to Rupert Allan, managing director of Tremont’s London business, for investment relationship management activities. Mitchell leads […]

Fortune Seeds FX Fund

Fortune Asset Management, a London-based fund advisor, has seeded a new low volatility hedge fund focused on FX volatility arbitrage and run by BGB Weston. The BGBW FX Volatility Arbitrage Fund is designed to exploit the inefficiencies in the volatility curves of FX options on G10 currencies, the company says. The strategy is market neutral […]