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EBS BrokerTec Restructures: Cartledge to Head FX Tim Cartledge has been appointed global head of FX and head of product at EBS BrokerTec, amid a broader shift in the companies’ internal structure for its FX business. In his new role Cartledge, who was chief strategy officer at the firm prior to this announcement, will be responsible for EBS BrokerTec’s FX business strategy and overseeing the EBS Product group. As part of the new structure Jim Iorio has been made global head of sales and head of FX Americas, and will be responsible for the EBS Sales group and overseeing regional business activity for EBS in the Americas. Darryl Hooker has been appointed as global head of metals and spot and head of FX EMEA. In this role he will be tasked with running the trading execution and prime and credit management groups. Hooker will also oversee regional business activity for EBS in EMEA.
Kinsella Joins CBA Peter Kinsella has joined Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) as a senior FX and rates strategist. Based in London, Kinsella joins from Commerzbank, where he was head of emerging market economic and FX research. In his new role Kinsella will be covering G10 FX and interest rate strategy from for CBA, focusing on macro economic and econometric trading strategies, both directional and relative value. Prior to joining Commerzbank in 2011 as a senior FX strategist, Kinsella spent over four years as an FX and derivatives trader at Pioneer Investments in Dublin.
Seegers to leave ADS Securities Bryan Seegers, director and co-head of global e-FX coverage at ADS Securities will be leaving the firm on April 6, 2017, and returning to the US with his family. In a statement issued today, ADS Securities says that Seegers “has made a substantial contribution to the company” during his time at the firm, which has been just under five years in total. Seegers was initially responsible for driving the firm’s global electronic FX offering before assuming his current responsibilities of leading relationship management, client services, sales trading and liquidity management globally.
Lubin Trades CBOE for Buy Side Jim Lubin, senior managing director at CBOE Futures Exchange, left the exchange at the end of March. He is starting a new venture, Beacon Hill Private Wealth Management, to manage the investments and wealth of individuals and institutions. Lubin spent the past six years at CBOE. Prior to that he spent more than seven years at Hyman Beck & Co, working in business development and serving as COO. Before that buy side role, Lubin spent four years at Lehman Brothers as a senior vice president. He spent the first 19 years of his career at Merrill Lynch.
Englander Exits Citi? Steven Englander, global head of G10 FX strategy, has left Citi according to market sources.
TradAir Hires Liber Gabriela Liber has joined TradAir in London as director of liquidity management.
Giancarlo Nominated to Head CFTC Christopher Giancarlo has been nominated by the Trump administration to be the next Chairman of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Giancarlo made his first public appearance since the nomination at the FIA Boca event, where he advocated a new agenda for the CFTC that focused on fostering economic growth, enhancing US financial markets and “right-sizing” the regulators’ footprint. “I am grateful that the White House made the announcement before todays’ speech,” he told reporters afterwards. Commenting on his new agenda for the CFTC he added: “You can read into it what you will as to the extent to which I think it is in alignment with where the President wishes to go with his approach to financial regulation.”
A Short Stay: BoE Deputy Governor Resigns After Two Weeks Just two weeks after officially taking up the position, the Bank of England’s deputy governor for Markets and Banking, Charlotte Hogg, has resigned. Hogg, who was also chief operating officer of the Bank of England, resigned because she failed to disclose her brother’s position at Barclays, an institution she would be overseeing. She had apparently tried to resign previously over the matter, but her resignation was knocked back by BoE Governor Mark Carney and Chair of the Court Anthony Hapgood.
Rosenthal Collins Nabs Sheng from RJO Rosenthal Collins Group has announced the appointment of Hilton Sheng to the new position of president, structured products division.
Watkins Steps In as Gill Retires from BNYM Dan Watkins has been appointed head of BNY Mellon Markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He succeeds Richard Gill, who is retiring from the business after 22 years with the group. Gill joined Bank of New York in 1995 as head of its spot FX trading team, before being appointed global co-head of FX trading and senior global markets officer in Europe at BNY Mellon. He joined the bank from First National Bank of Chicago, where he worked for four years.