Month: November 2004

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ANZ Merges FX and Capital Markets; Sawers Exits

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) has merged its FX and Capital Markets businesses into a new Markets division. Meanwhile, Rick Sawers, managing director and head of FX in Melbourne, has left the bank.   Sawers spent more than 30 years in the FX market, taking charge of ANZ’s FX operation in December 2002. […]

HSBC Appoints eFX Chief

Alan Clarke has been promoted to head of electronic foreign exchange globally at HSBC based in London, according to an internal email reportedly circulated at the bank. He reports to Tony Cripps, head of e-commerce, corporate, investment banking and markets, London.   In his new role, Clarke is responsible for all eFX initiatives. Clarke has […]

Hobin Joins StanChart

Standard Chartered Bank has hired Bank of America’s John Hobin as a vice president of hedge fund sales, a spokesperson confirms. Based in London, he reports to Michael Drennan, Singapore-based global head of hedge fund sales. He joined the bank on November 11.  

DKW Augments Asia

Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein (DKW) has appointed Anja Osthoff as a director and FX sales person in Singapore.   Osthoff is responsible for developing business with market user banks in the region, and reports to Eddie Listorti, Singapore-based head of sales and trading for Asia Pacific (excluding Japan).   She joins from Bank of America in […]

Changes Continue at BAS

Jonathan Moulds has been appointed head of cross-product trading, a new business initiative at Banc of America Securities (BAS). Moulds remains in Chicago and reports to Alvaro de Molina, chief executive officer.   According to BAS, cross-product strategic trading will incorporate its existing rates trading platform and will expand to manage risk positions across a […]

RBS Adds Online Euro IR Swaps Trading

The Royal Bank of Scotland Financial Markets has added an execution capability for euro interest rate swap trades on Bloomberg. Interest rate swaps are now available in addition to government bonds, supranational bonds, corporate bonds – including asset-backed securities – and structured.   Barclays Capital first put Eur IRS trading onto its Bloomberg platform in […]

Endzweig Joins Pergament

Pergament Advisors, a New York-based asset manager which focuses on the institutional and high net-worth communities, has hired Guy Endzweig as a research analyst/trader for its Richmond Capital Fund. He reports to David Kass, a partner with the firm.   Endzweig will be responsible for trading, deal evaluation and monitoring of the risk arbitrage and […]

Sindel Readies for Launch

Sindel Asset Management is to launch its Diversified Program in January, and has registered with the National Futures Association as a new commodity trading advisor and commodity pool operator.   Sindel uses a long term technical trend following programme developed by William Sindel, founder and managing partner of the company, who has been involved with […]

Reuters Adds Streaming Price Capabilities; Hires CIO

Reuters has launched a suite of electronic trading capabilities intended to help banks distribute their tradable prices and liquidity over Reuters desktops. Initially, the new products support fixed income and equities, with FX to follow in Q1, a spokesperson says.   The new functionality enables banks to add executable prices on a broad range of […]