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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CLS Bank Prepares for October 2000 Launch

Excerpted from speeches given by CLS officials at the Sibos conference in Munich last month At present, our focus is very clearly on the successful launch and ramp-up of CLS Bank, reducing forex settlement risk and establishing a new, global process for multi-currency settlement. However, we also have an eye for the future. CLS will […]
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An ECB Rate Protest is Needed to Stem Euro Weakness.

By Andres Drobny, DrobnyGlobalMonitor There’s an odd thing in the latest ECB report, released September 16. On the surface, it looks and sounds relaxed. The report makes pleasant sounding noises about inflation rising, but levelling off below the 2% level. However, all of this seems to be based on currency values in play before the […]
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The Likely Scope of Fed Tightening

By Michael Burke, B&M Research Subdued jobs growth recorded in the latest US non-farm payrolls has left market sentiment less sure about the prospect for further Fed tightening. Yet, looking behind the ebb and flow of each new piece of US economic data, an analysis of what makes the Fed tick suggests that rates are […]
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Why the South African Rand Will Collapse Again

By John Cairns, IDEAglobal.com History has a way of repeating itself. The South African rand collapsed spectacularly in both 1996 and 1998, seeing losses in the order of 30% taking the rand to R6.84 per dollar at one stage, and everything suggests a similar pattern will develop again. Effectively, as the economy recovers into next […]
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Y2K What Does it Mean to You?

By Philip Kozloff, Kozloff Consulting Y2K is about differentials rather than absolutes. We are constantly dealing with ranges of alternatives in financial markets. Subtle distinctions are made between one investment and another. Year 2000 perceptions (the realities almost don’t matter) may be decisive considerations in the run-up to the New Year. This notorious date rollover […]
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