Dresdner Makes Selective Hires to Bolster Singapore

Dresdner Kleinwort Benson has hired a small team of senior trading and sales dealers from the former Bankers Trust in Singapore. The hires represent a selective build-up of the operation, complementing the existing team, says Fred Dubignon, Dresdner’s head of FX sales in London. David Wensley has been named as the new regional trading manager […]
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MacKinnon Settles Into New Role at Merrill Lynch

In his new position as senior currency strategist for Merrill Lynch in London, Neil MacKinnon says he is focusing primarily on short-term moves in the major currencies, but that he is also contributing to the firm’s longer term forecasts in the wider FX markets, including emerging markets. “This as a very exciting and challenging opportunity […]
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Bigger Better Macquarie Settles in to New Role

Macquarie Bank has taken more than half of the former BT Australia forex division, which was acquired in July as part of the bank’s wider purchase of Bankers Trust’s investment banking activities in Australia. Simon Wright, who heads FX for Macquarie, says the bank has restructured the forex division to make way for the new […]
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ING Hires Miragaya As New Head of FX

ING Barings has hired two former Salomon Smith Barney/CitiGroup dealers to its forex operation in New York. George Miragaya joined the bank in late July as the new head of FX sales and trading, while John Stapleton joined as a senior trader. The hires mark a rebuilding of New York operation, which underwent a downsizing […]
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Tullett & Tokyo Merges With Liberty Brokerage

Tullett & Tokyo Plc and Liberty Brokerage Investment Corp announced plans to merge, securing a place among the top three inter-dealer brokers globally. The new company, Tullett & Tokyo Liberty, will combine Tullett’s global strength in FX, money markets, derivatives, energy, securities and equity products, with Liberty’s dominance in US Treasury securities, where it holds […]
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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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