Month: August 2004

Goldman Sachs Appoints Three to Asset Sales Business

Following the departure of Mike Burton, managing director and head of institutional FX sales at Goldman Sachs in London (see Squawkbox, August 2), the group has appointed a three-strong team to manage the London-based FX asset sales business, confirms a spokesperson. Cyril Cottu, executive director, head of banks and FX e-commerce; Kevin Connors, head of […]

Barclays Hires in Options

Dan Hanson will join Barclays Capital (BarCap) as a senior emerging markets options trader in London on September 6, the bank confirms. He will report to Richard Gladwin, London-based head of FX derivatives. Hanson joins from ABN Amro, also in London, where he held a similar role. Separately, BarCap hired two from JP Morgan for […]

Telerate Goes Mobile

Telerate has introduced TelerateMobile, which offers market data over wireless devices. The system is supported by Canada-based Sona Innovations, which distributes data from Telerate’s hosted server farms to handhelds. The system has been initially released for Blackberrys, but is compatible with other systems such as Pocket PCs. Features include: customisable watch lists; charting features; portfolio […]

New Head of Taiwan at ING

Lawrance Liang has joined ING Bank as head of wholesale relationship management, Taiwan. He reports to John Howland-Jackson, head of wholesale relationship management, Asia, and locally to Wu Ching-mai, country manager for Taiwan. Liang will be responsible for managing and developing ING’s wholesale banking client coverage in Taiwan. He joins from Credit Agricole Indosuez, where […]

RBS Appoints Head of e-Commerce

The Royal Bank of Scotland Financial Markets has appointed Michelle Neal as head of e-commerce, capital markets. She reports to Al Sinsheimer, head of credit sales, and has what the company calls a dotted line report to Tom Roche, global head of agency treasury services and e-commerce. She joins RBS from LatentZero, a technology provider […]

EBS Spot Hits Record Volume

EBS Spot announced a record of more than 1,000 FX deals done in 60 seconds on August 6, stemming from market reaction to US economic data. At its peak, the system recorded 1,088 done deals in the minute between 12:30-12:31 (GMT). This amounts to more than $3.9 billion worth of trades in that 60 second […]

BofA Hires Five for Debt Platform

Bank of America (BofA) last week announced a further five hires as part of what it calls a “focused Debt platform build-out”. Arrington Mixon, head of International Debt, says the hires are a further demonstration of the bank’s commitment to Europe: “We continue to expand our European debt platform by attracting individuals who have experience […]

Loewy Destined for Top Job at Lloyds?

Market sources say that Rob Loewy – who retired earlier this year from HSBC – may soon turn up at Lloyds TSB in London in a senior financial markets role, although the bank declines to comment. If the rumours prove true, sources say Loewy could succeed Brian Milne, head of financial markets, who is believed […]

Knight Exits Fimat

Julian Knight has reportedly left Fimat in London, although the group declines to confirm his departure. Sources say he is destined for another institution as global head of FX distribution, although the firm could not be ascertained by press time. Knight was named manager of sales and distribution for the FX business line in October […]

Changes at WestLB?

Mike East, who spent the last 29 years with WestLB in London, has left the bank, sources say. He was most recently global head of rates and emerging markets at the bank. Trevor Cowan, Dusseldorf-based global head of FX spot, is believed to have stepped into his role, although this could not be confirmed. One […]