Month: June 2007

CBOT Adds Credit Default Swaps Index Futures

The Chicago Board of Trade plans to launch electronically traded credit default swap index futures contracts. Called the CBOT CDR Liquid 50 North American investment grade (NAIG) index futures contract, trading is scheduled to begin trading on June 25.   Credit default swaps (CDS) are over-the-counter derivative contracts used to manage credit exposure; the contracts […]

New Head of Investor Relations for ABN

ABN Amro has announced that following the recent departure of Richard Bruens, who has accepted a managing board position at an independent financial services firm, it has appointed one of its investor relations officers to take up his role as head of investor relations as of July 1.   Dies Donker, who will be based […]

ICMA elect New Board

Members of the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) have elected two new members and re-elected three existing members to its board.   At its annual general meeting in Berlin, Soren Elbech of ASA, Oslo and David Marks of JP Morgan Securities in London will join the ICMA board for the first time. They will be […]