DART Bolsters Global Team

DART, the derivatives pricing and risk management software and services company, has made a series of appointments to bolster its global sales team. In London, DART has hired Tim Hudson, formerly with Standard & Poor’s, as a sales executive, focusing on credit risk derivatives. Brad Jeffery, most recently of Garban Brokers, joins as a new […]
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The Wild Wild West

By Nigel Brandon-Bravo The market used to be driven by personalities – it wasn’t the institution you traded with, it was the individual. If the chief dealer was out one day, you knew it, because the bank didn’t trade the same way that day. Back then, the big players took big positions and they held […]
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AIMA Chair Jaffer To Head FWU Finanz

Sohail Jaffer, chairman of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) has joined FWU Finanz-und Wirtscaftsberatung GmbH, a major independent financial services firm headquartered in Munich. At FWU, Jaffer will be managing director and chief investment officer, responsible for establishing a new asset management company and a mutual funds family in Luxembourg. He will also lead […]
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Infinity Releases Web-Enabled Back Office Solution

Infinity, a SunGard Company, announced the release of eFinity, one of the first Internet-enabled back office solutions. The service will provide complete processing – from trade enrichment, through to confirmations, payments, settlements, SWIFT messaging and general ledger postings for derivatives, FX and money market instruments. The service is all-inclusive and provides application and system software, […]
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FXA Launches Analysis Service on Reuters

Foreign Exchange Analytics, based in Essex, CT, began providing its online commentary of the global FX market over Reuters last month on pages FXAFX1-FXAFX44 with an index pages on FXANALYTICS. FXA was founded in May 1994 by David Gilmore, who manages and writes the fundamental analysis, and by David Solin, who handles the technical commentary. […]
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ABN Amro Signs Deal With Infinity for Derivatives

ABN Amro Bank and Infinity, a SunGard Company, have signed a multi-million dollar deal to extend the use of Infinity Derivatives to additional ABN Amro sites, and integrate the bank’s proprietary functionality for trading, risk management and operations into the Infinity Derivatives main front, middle and back office code lines. Infinity applications are currently rolled […]
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GNI Releases Enhanced Internet Dealing System

Online principal brokers GNI, a division of the Gerrard Group, have released a new version of its Internet dealing system, GNI Dealing Room. The new version offers all the conveniences of a modern day dealing room, with prices available in all the tradable currencies covering everything from cash spot, forwards, options, NDFs and futures. The […]
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IDEAglobal.com Adds ME&A Service to its Product Offering

IDEAglobal.com launched a new research tool called Middle East and Africa Trader, which focuses on the financial market an macroeconomic developments of more than 20 countries in the region. The daily fax product focuses on local FX/debt and emerging NDF markets, and includes daily strategies, country snapshots, country analysis and prices, among other features. “Middle […]
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GTO Offers CLS Link

Global Trading Operations (GTO), the FX/MM settlements outsourcing provider, announced that users can access CLS through its parent company, Bank One, or the client’s preferred Settlement Member. Officials point out that the introduction of CLS will represent yet another major change to banks’ operating systems, immediately following the introduction of the euro and preparation for […]
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Barclays Bank Signs with Mpct Solutions Corp for CLS

Barclays Bank has become mpct Solutions Corporation’s first CLS Server customer. “It makes sound business sense for banks to standardise their approach to CLS with our CLS Server. We are simply delighted that Barclays Bank Plc, a major foreign exchange player and a beta member of CLS, have decided to underline their commitment to the […]
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