Day: August 2, 2016

Calypso Joins Wall Street Blockchain Alliance

Calypso Technology has joined the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance (WSBA) as a corporate member. The WSBA, which is a non-profit trade association, claims that the addition of Calypso reflects the ever increasing need for blockchain knowledge and expertise across multiple segments and disciplines of financial markets. “We are very pleased to have Calypso join the […]

Banks Facing Challenging Conditions, Rising Uncertainty in Q2

The second quarter of 2016 saw mixed performances amongst some of the major banks, against a background of increasing uncertainty and challenging trading conditions in currency markets. Goldman Sachs posted a 20% year-on-year increase in net revenues in what it calls Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities Client Execution, standing at $1.93 billion for the second […]

Thomson Reuters Joins R3 Consortium

Thomson Reuters has joined R3’s partnership to design and apply distributed and shared ledger-inspired technologies to global financial markets. “Thomson Reuters will contribute insights from its work with customers to drive product innovation and transformation in the financial sector using distributed ledger technologies,” the two companies say in a statement. The R3 team of “financial […]

XTX Taps Yang for APAC Business Development Role

XTX Markets has hired Ted Yang to join its business development team in Asia. Yang, who will be based in Singapore, joins from Tower Research, where he was the head of technical implementation management in the APAC region. Prior to this, he was the head of the electronic trading client services team at Samsung Futures […]

Baml Hires Maher to Head Americas e-Sales

Rob Maher has joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch (Baml) as managing director, head of electronic trading sales for the Americas.  Based in New York, this will be Maher’s first role since leaving his position as managing director, global head of electronic markets, at Nomura in February. Prior to joining Nomura in March 2014, Maher […]

TradingScreen Hires New Americas Head of FX Sales

Jessica Brown has joined TradingScreen as the Americas head of FX sales. She is based in New York. Prior to this appointment, her two most recent roles have been vice president, sales at Flextrade (2014-2016) and vice president, derivatives clearing services at BNP Paribas (2012-2014), according to her LinkedIn profile. TradingScreen is a cloud-based EMS […]

More Fun and Games in AUD Around RBA Announcement?

Market sources are reporting a flurry of trades in the seconds leading up to the release of the latest Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) monetary policy decision today. The sources say that price action on at least three multi-dealer venues preceded the announcement that the central bank had cut its key interest rate by 25 […]