Friends & Colleagues Remember Richard Lacy

Friends and colleagues paid their respects to Richard Lacy, 51, who passed away this summer after a long illness. Richard spent his entire career with Astley & Pearce Group, which he joined straight from school in 1966 as a foreign exchange broker in London. In the mid-1970s, Richard transferred to Asia, where he started the […]
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Q & A With C-View Limited

Company Name: C-View Limited Contact Name: Paul Chappell Phone Number: 00 44 1707 391 000 Fax Number: 00 44 1707 395 888 E-Mail: info@c-view.co.uk Product Name: Managed Accounts Product Assets: $10.02 mio Total Assets Under Management: $10.02 mio Firm Inception Date: September 1996 Number of Employees: 3   Return Information Annual Performance 1996 1997 1998 […]
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The Case for Hedge Funds

  An excerpt from a report by Tremont Partners Inc, of Rye, New York, and TASS Investment Research Ltd of London Since 1949 when Alfred Jones established the first hedge fund, the hedge fund industry continues to be one of the most misrepresented and misunderstood areas of finance. The often trumpeted spectacular successes of the […]
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The Weakness of The Euroland Recovery

By Michael Burke, B&M Research The Euroland economy is heading into an upturn. Many observers are inclined to believe that it is Euroland, the economies that have adopted the euro, which will fare best of all over the next period. This sentiment has underpinned the rebound in the euro on the foreign exchanges and has […]
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Poland – Searching for Yield in All the Right Places

By John Taylor, FX Concepts Currency is the simplest expression of a country. As systemic risk tipped one emerging currency after another into devaluation last year, 1998 saw the appearance of a regional hard currency in the form of the Polish zloty. Despite floods, financial storms and economic woes to East and West, Poland gained […]
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Clearing Firms Charge Ahead with New Technology

By Tom Healey, TH Technology Partners For clearing firms, market trends over the past two years have provided a “good news/bad news” story. The good news is, as screen-based trading of listed derivatives increases, the role of the clearing firm will become even more important than the exchange where the contract is executed. Traders are […]
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E-Broking Vs Voice Broking: A Study

Dr Ian Marsh The past few years have seen a startling change in the way forex dealers trade. My study of UK-based traders conducted in March 1998 gave electronic brokers more than 50% of the market, up from just 6% five years earlier. Both the bilateral telephone network and traditional voice brokers are losing out. […]
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CBA Restructures Forex Unit To Support New Client Structure

In a move that supports its new client service model, Commonwealth Bank Financial Markets in Sydney has recently altered its structure and made some significant forex staff changes, says Paul Riordan, global manager. The new model comprises corporates, investors and financial institutions. John Noonan joined the bank as head of financial institution sales, FX, and […]
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What Happened to Rabobank?

After announcing a commitment to build a world-class forex operation nearly two years ago, Rabobank decided in June to curtail the business. The decision resulted in 105 job cuts in London (about one-third of the dealing room) as part of a restructuring of its wider international wholesale operation. With the decision to relocate the London-based […]
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Living Large: Deutsche Digests Bankers

Sitting in a brand new, 700-position dealing room in the City, Deutsche Bank is digesting its June acquisition of Bankers Trust. The German bank is now positioned as one of the top three global custody banks, and has adopted some key areas of strength from Bankers’ forex business. On top, things look very much the […]
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