Credit Agricole Indosuez Sees a Future in FX Prime Brokerage

Credit Agricole Indosuez (CAI) is stepping into the FX prime brokerage business, a market that it believes has yet to realise its full potential. Dominated by a select few ‘ notably AIG, ABN Amro Bank and the former Bankers Trust (now Deutsche Bank) ‘ CAI plans to be at the top of this list very […]
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Why Are Global Short-Term Interest Rates Rising?

By Michael Burke, B&M Research The prospect of a business expansion in all three leading economies, the US, Euroland and Japan, should be cause for cheer. After all, we have barely seen this type of synchronised economic upturn over the last decade. Yet we are barely out of the starting-stall in the race for stronger […]
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THE HOLLOW SPECTRE OF CZECH INTERVENTION

By Gene Frieda, 4Cast g.frieda@4cast.net Go With the Flow In the wake of the Czech National Bank’s rate cut and concurrent intervention to halt the rise of the CZK, a number of market participants have talked up tightening monetary conditions as the main driver of these central bank actions. The argument goes that real exchange […]
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The Future of the Foreign Exchange Markets

The global FX market is undergoing tremendous change as the new millennium approaches. In a new report on The Future of the Foreign Exchange Markets, published by Reuters Business Insight, Janet Lewis looks at the market’s evolution over the years. A Report by Reuters Business Insight Since the world went off the gold standard in […]
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Is Market Volume Proving Too Hot to Handle?

Dealers at a few Japanese banks in London are asserting that they have experienced problems over the EBS spot matching service in the dollar/yen market. These problems, they say, pertain largely to the market’s dependence upon EBS as the primary trading platform for spot FX (50% of all brokered spot trading in London is now […]
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NAB Hires Gore For Institutional Sales

Jill Gore will be joining the National Australia Bank’s institutional sales team in London this month. She will have primary responsibility for the UK sector and will help build the bank’s presence in this market. Working with Gore, are Tony Beard and Mary Lawler. Gore will report to Shane Galligan, NAB’s recently appointed FX manager. […]
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RBC DS Hires Leek As New Sales Head

Bradley Leek joined RBC Dominion Securities in London last month as head of FX sales for Europe and Asia based in London. Leek was previously the global head of sales for the former Bankers Trust. Leek’s hire will add a new dimension to the business, says Richard Pilosof, head of Global Markets for Europe and […]
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Toronto Dominion Completes New Trading & Sales Structure

After nearly a year in the works, TD Securities has completed the consolidation of its three global business lines – FX, money markets and funding – under global head Martine Irman. “The purpose of the reorganisation has been to look at integration opportunities between the three businesses with the intent of improving our position with […]
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Q & A With Millburn Ridgefield Corporation

Company Name: Millburn Ridgefield Corporation Address: 411 W. Putnam Avenue Contact Name: Greenwich, Connecticut 06830 Mark Fitzsimmons Phone Number: (203) 625-7554 Fax Number: (203) 625-8220 E-Mail: Mfitzsimmons@millburncorp.com Product Name: Millburn Currency Fund Product Assets: $93 million Total Assets Under Management: $1,905 million Firm Inception Date: 1971 Number of Employees: 60   Return Information Monthly Performance […]
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Keeping it Simple: a Look at the UK’s FX Joint Standing Committee

By Clifford Smout, Bank of England The UK’s FX Joint Standing Committee (JSC), established 25 years ago under the auspices of the Bank of England, has managed to keep a low, yet unique profile in the market over the years. It has kept its size down to a handful of participants, using its word of […]
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