ACI Gets a ‘Licence-to-Deal’

The modern market professional needs a wide and varied range of skills. Therefore, whether you work in the front or back office, whether you are a trainee, an assistant dealer or have been trading for a number of years, the ACI examinations will be worth acquiring. It will not just be your “licence to deal”; […]
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Barclays Capital Appoints Global Head of FX Options

Barclays Capital has hired Areski Iberrakene from Bankers Trust as director and global head of FX options, and a member of the FX management team. Iberrakene, who joins the bank at the beginning of August, reports to Paul Thrush, global head of FX. Iberrakene will oversee the global business, which consists of vanilla and exotic […]
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CSFB’s Chiddicks Exits the Market

Credit Suisse First Boston’sSteve Yanez is moving to London this month to take up the regional management role as head of money markets and FX forwards. This position was recently vacated by Trevor Chiddicks, who has left the market. Yanez, who was located in New York, maintains his role as global manager for trading, money […]
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Caboto Bolsters Milan Options Desk

Caboto Holdings has hired Guy Williams to beef up its currency options desk at its headquarters in Milan. Williams joined the bank in late June from HSBC Midland in London. He reports directly to Francois Semerdjian, Caboto’s FX manager in Milan. Caboto is the investment banking arm of the Italian banking giant Intesa.
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Bank of America Strengthens European Interest Rate Trading

Bank of America has strengthened its year-old European Interest Rate Trading Group with two new hires from Merrill Lynch in London. The division was established in anticipation of the introduction of the single European currency, and covers debt and derivative products in both European and internatioal mature market currencies, along the entire range of the […]
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Korea’s Recovery: Too good to be true?

By Kevin Daly, Standard & Poor’s MMS There seems to be no shortage of good news out of South Korea these days. Recent economic data confirms the only V-shaped recovery among the ravaged Asian economies, with 1999 GDP expected to rise well above 6%, after a 5.8% contraction in 1998 and 5% growth in 1997. […]
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WHAT IS ACI?

ACI has been around for 44 years. Julie Ros looks at the past, present and future of the global financial markets association. Since its humble beginnings back in 1955, ACI-The Financial Markets Association, as it is now called, has grown to become the world’s largest international wholesale trade association, representing the biggest and most transparent […]
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CME’s Incentive Programme For Euro FX Gets Interest

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) says its incentive programme that introduced in April is already boosting volumes in its Euro FX futures and options contracts[]. The trading permit and incentive programmes for Euro FX and Euro FX Cross Rate futures and options is designed to get new traders into the pits, as well as offer […]
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WMBA Holds First Awards Ceremony for Graduates

TheLondon-basedWholesale Markets Brokers Association (WMBA) will, for the first time, hold an awards ceremony for successful candidates of its professional diploma qualification, which it launched last October. The WMBA training programme was acquired from money brokers Prebon Yamane last October. With its purchase of Prebon’s syllabus and diploma, the WMBA seeks to broaden the knowledge […]
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IDEA Puts its Eggs In the Internet Basket

“We are an Internet company,” says Mike Gallagher of IDEAglobal.com, the new moniker for I.D.E.A., the global market analytics service provider. The company announced its name change in conjunction with the launch of several Internet-based offerings, including TimeMachine and www.IDEAfax.com, both of which serve as platforms for delivering real-time financial analysis. In pursuit of its […]
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