Month: January 2013

Fidelity Appoints ex-RBS Man to Global FX Head

Roger Hawes has been appointed global head of foreign exchange at Fidelity Management and Research (FMR), based in London. A spokesperson confirms Hawes’ appointment, he reports to Mark Flaherty, chief investment officer for the UK, fixed income, also based in London. He was most recently at the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), also in London, […]

EBS Hires for European Sales

Icap’s EBS has made a major hire for its European sales team, Andrew Durrant is joining on 1 February in an EMEA sales role, according to market sources. The new London-based position will see Durrant focus on EMEA sales for the main EBS platform and EBS Direct and report to Laurence Timmons, regional sales manager […]

And Finally…

I was going to continue a theme from last week, but sometimes you receive news so shocking that it makes you wonder how you can carry on. This will only matter to a select few who were lucky enough to visit Meson Los Barriles, a Spanish tapas bar in London’s Spitalfields Market – it is […]

Tech Corner

Infrastructure provider for the financial community, TMX Atrium, has developed its London to Moscow, via Stockholm, connectivity path. The enhanced London, Amsterdam, Stockholm path offers access from the heart of London (INX) into the heart of Moscow (M1) at less than 40ms (milliseconds). TMX also announced a new low latency path from Frankfurt into the […]

Around the World

StanChart and Shell partner for greater working capital efficiency. Standard Chartered Bank (China) and Shell (China) were last week granted approval to set up a foreign currency cross-border sweeping structure, by the Chinese government, following a pilot scheme to centralise foreign currency management for multinational companies (MNCs). The structure will allow Shell to use surplus […]

On the Move

Zilenaite Joins SurfacExchange in London Lina Zilenaite has joined SurfacExchange in London as business development manager, reporting directly to Ine Calvache Hoekstra, head of business development for Europe, at the company. In the new role she will help SurfacExchange address a backlog of clients waiting for onboarding, with a focus on the growing European demand […]

Aldridge Begins in Credit Suisse Role

Steve Aldridge last week (7 January) started in his new position as head of global currencies and emerging markets electronic sales at Credit Suisse in London. Aldridge steps into the role vacated by Jonathan Wykes in April last year (Squawkbox 12 April 2012) and reports to Rob Maher, global head of fixed income electronic sales. […]

Wald Joins Gain Capital

Joseph Wald has joined online trading services provider, Gain Capital Holdings, as executive vice president and head of its institutional business. Wald takes on the newly created role in New York and will report to chief executive officer, Glenn Stevens. He will be responsible for leading GTX, Gain’s institutional business. He was most recently head […]

Collins Trades Thomson Reuters for MarkitServ

Jane Collins is joining MarkitServ as an account director in London, according to sources familiar with the matter. She joins from Thomson Reuters after spending seven years with the company, serving most recently as head of interdealer broker relationship management, also in London. It is expected that she will report into Keith Tippell, co-head of […]

Ion Group Acquires Financial Software Systems

Trading, capital markets and treasury services provider, Ion Group, has acquired Financial Software Systems (FSS), a treasury management, capital market and wealth management provider. FSS, a Horsham, Pennsylvania-based company, was founded in 1992 and serves banks, broker-dealers and fund managers globally, with offices in London, San Francisco, Mexico City, Singapore, Hong Kong and Hyderabad. The […]