Halifax Hires WestLB’s Coupland

WestLB’s London-based FX trading manager, Nigel Coupland, is joining Halifax next month. Coupland, who spent the past three years with WestLB, will be responsible for developing a customer focused FX business, says an official. He will report to Roger Woodbridge, head of FX and derivatives.
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Commerzbank’s Grew Exits the Markets

Daniel Grew, head of FX sales for Commerzbank in London, has retired from the markets. Grew, who spent the bulk of his career with JP Morgan, joined Commerz in mid-1996.
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Bear Stearns Hires BMo’s Jones in London

Neil Jones has joined Bear Stearns in London as a senior trader covering Canadian dollar products. Jones was previously with Bank of Montreal in Toronto, where he set up a 24-hour trading desk.
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Barclays Capital Appoints Global Head of FX Options

Barclays Capital has hired Areski Iberrakene from Bankers Trust as director and global head of FX options, and a member of the FX management team. Iberrakene, who joins the bank at the beginning of August, reports to Paul Thrush, global head of FX. Iberrakene will oversee the global business, which consists of vanilla and exotic […]
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CSFB’s Chiddicks Exits the Market

Credit Suisse First Boston’sSteve Yanez is moving to London this month to take up the regional management role as head of money markets and FX forwards. This position was recently vacated by Trevor Chiddicks, who has left the market. Yanez, who was located in New York, maintains his role as global manager for trading, money […]
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Caboto Bolsters Milan Options Desk

Caboto Holdings has hired Guy Williams to beef up its currency options desk at its headquarters in Milan. Williams joined the bank in late June from HSBC Midland in London. He reports directly to Francois Semerdjian, Caboto’s FX manager in Milan. Caboto is the investment banking arm of the Italian banking giant Intesa.
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Bank of America Strengthens European Interest Rate Trading

Bank of America has strengthened its year-old European Interest Rate Trading Group with two new hires from Merrill Lynch in London. The division was established in anticipation of the introduction of the single European currency, and covers debt and derivative products in both European and internatioal mature market currencies, along the entire range of the […]
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WHAT IS ACI?

ACI has been around for 44 years. Julie Ros looks at the past, present and future of the global financial markets association. Since its humble beginnings back in 1955, ACI-The Financial Markets Association, as it is now called, has grown to become the world’s largest international wholesale trade association, representing the biggest and most transparent […]
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CME’s Incentive Programme For Euro FX Gets Interest

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) says its incentive programme that introduced in April is already boosting volumes in its Euro FX futures and options contracts[]. The trading permit and incentive programmes for Euro FX and Euro FX Cross Rate futures and options is designed to get new traders into the pits, as well as offer […]
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Hand Held Devices Get New Look from Mobeo

Mobeo, makers of FX Alert, have given the old financial pagers a new look for the millennium. The new F/X Alert f/xtra uses a new version of Motorola hardware that has a wider screen, which can display up to eight lines of text at a time, and even has a graphics capability. F/X Alert, which […]
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