Month: December 2011

FXCM Launches Web-Based Version of Trading Station

Retail foreign exchange broker FXCM has launched a web based version of its Trading Station platform. FXCM Trading Station Web provides easy access to the forex market, combining uncomplicated trader functionality with an advanced graphical user interface, the company says.   The platform was built using an Abobe Flex open source application framework. With no downloads […]

Goldilocks Re-Opens for Investment

Goldilocks, a Swiss-run hybrid gold and currency fund is opening to investors on a continual basis following strong gains through 2011 with returns of +9.66% year-to-date and +11.01% in the past 12 months to end-October. The fund was originally “closed ended”. The portfolio, advised by Zug-based Insch Capital Management, has attracted support from investors due […]

DealHub to Open Singapore Office?

DealHub (Option Computers Ltd) is set to open an office in Singapore and has made at least two senior appointments for the Asia-Pacific region, Squawkbox understands. The office will be opened by Jay Lim, according to market sources, who will be joined by Tim Finch who is returning to the company he left just seven […]

MF Global Staff Migrate to Icap

Icap has appointed Gary Pettit to the new position of global head of financial futures and options and recruited 25 former MF Global staff across London, New York, Chicago and Sydney. The hires will significantly enhance Icap’s existing execution brokerage offering, the company said in a statement. Pettit was previously global head of futures and […]

Platforms Make Preparations for Potential Euro Breakup

Some of the biggest players in the foreign exchange market have been testing their trading platforms to make sure they will function as normal in the event of countries leaving the euro and national currencies re-emerging. Interdealer-broker Icap says it has been testing its EBS platform to ensure it could handle trading the Greek drachma […]

RBS Launches Revamped Platform

RBS Global Banking and Markets has unveiled a series of functionality, trading and navigation enhancements to its electronic trading platform RBSMarketplace. The new release combines pre-trade, trade execution and post-trade services and allows users to customise their default settings, leveraging the scale of RBS’s electronic trading business across different markets. The platform also hosts RBS […]

Glocer to Step Down as CEO of Thomson Reuters

Tom Glocer, chief executive of Thomson Reuters, is leaving the company after ten years in charge. Glocer will be stepping down from the post on 1 January and will be succeeded by the group’s current chief operating officer, James Smith, a veteran Thomson executive. It is the second promotion in a year for Smith, who […]