Generale & MeesPierson Now Trade as Fortis Bank

As of June 24, the FX, money market and derivative activities of the former Generale Bank Nederland was incorporated into the treasury of MeesPierson in Amsterdam, and both groups now trade under the Fortis Bank Nederland name. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />
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ACI Announces Nominees To Strategic Planning Group

  Eight ACI members have been nominated to ACI’s new Strategic Planning Group, which was formed in April under ACI vice president Mike Eastaway. In addition to Eastaway, ACI’s managing director Bill Hahn; Karl Berger of Canada; Shadi Hanna of Lebanon; Chris Howlett of Singapore; José Manuel Galey of Spain; Jan Trädgardh of Sweden; and […]
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Q&A With Allied Irish Capital Management

Company Information   Company Name: Allied Irish Capital Management Ltd. Address: 85 Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4   Ireland Contact Name: Gerry Grimes Phone Number: 353 1 668 8860 Fax Number: 353 1 668 8831 E-Mail: Ggrimes@aicm.com Product Name: Foreign Exchange Program Product Assets: As at end June 99: $361.1 m Total Assets Under Management: […]
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GNI Takes Kalahari For FRA Pricing

Money brokers GNI Limited have gone live with Kalahari Software’s FRA pricing software, WinDiamond 32. In addition to FRAs, GNI uses the software to price interest rate swaps and spreads between euro, sterling, dollars and other major currencies.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />
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CWB Celebrates 5th Anniversary

Christiane Wuillamie, founder of London-based financial services IT company, CWB, recently celebrated its 5th anniversary at the Lothbury Gallery in the City of London. Now worth around £19 million, Wuillamie says she started her own company back in 1994 because a headhunter told her she was ‘unemployable’. But just five years later, the Vietnam-born Wuillamie […]
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Resource City Releases ACI Home Study Pack

London-based Resource City has released a new home study training pack for the ACI Dealing Certificate. The training materials are available in three styles and start at £175. According to officials, the new training pack is the only such material available for the new ACI Dealing Certificate syllabus. Resource City is a financial markets training, […]
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CSFB Hires New Sales Heads from Deutsche Zurich

Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) has hired two senior sales dealers from Deutsche Bank in Zurich, confirms an official. Thierry Thevenaz and Maroan Maizar will jointly head the FX sales team at CSFB’s Zurich headquarters. “Thevenaz and Maizar were brought in to further expand the wholesale banking franchise in Switzerland, as well as to continue […]
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NAB’s Mike Eastaway Welcomes a Challenge

And why shouldn’t he? He’s had enough to last him a lifetime – and yet, he still wants more. Mike Eastaway is a man of many talents – he is part of the institutional sales operation, looking after Europe and Asia for the National Australia Bank in Sydney. He’s the first Australian elected to the […]
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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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