UBS’s Loh Joins Barclays As Asia-Pacific Vice Chairman

Barclays Capital has hired James Loh as its new vice chairman for Asia-Pacific, based in Singapore, and managing director responsible for all regional trading, including Japan. Loh joined the bank last month from UBS, where he spent the past seven years building the trading and client businesses covering FX, interest rates and currency risk management. […]
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Bank of Montreal Scales Back London Operation

The Bank of Montreal has “reconfigured and scaled” back its Capital Markets operation in London. The fixed income sales desk is being aligned to support a North American product and service focus. Foreign exchange sales and trading have been consolidated, primarily in Toronto and Chicago, according to a spokesperson. Effective October 1, the bank ceased […]
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The Future of Futures Trading

Are futures exchanges making the right decisions in the rush to offer electronic access to their markets ‘ or are some products better suited than others for screen-based trading? Julie Ros takes a look at some of the latest developments by the world’s derivatives exchanges, and how the market is receiving them. As the world’s […]
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Credit Agricole Indosuez Sees a Future in FX Prime Brokerage

Credit Agricole Indosuez (CAI) is stepping into the FX prime brokerage business, a market that it believes has yet to realise its full potential. Dominated by a select few ‘ notably AIG, ABN Amro Bank and the former Bankers Trust (now Deutsche Bank) ‘ CAI plans to be at the top of this list very […]
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EBS Direct?

Is it true that EBS is in the early development stages of an Internet-based conversational service to rival that of Reuters Dealing 2000-1 called EBS Direct? Sources close to EBS say that this is something the group is “possibly considering”, but decline to elaborate further.
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UBS’s Johnson Named Head of New E-Services Unit

UBS has named Bill Johnson as head of a new e-services division, where he will oversee the UBS Group’s Internet-based initiatives and projects across the bank’s five divisions. Johnson was previously the global head of treasury products, overseeing FX, repos and short-term interest rates within the Warburg Dillon Read (WDR) investment banking division. Johnson was […]
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First Union Launches “Online FX” for Auto Dealing

First Union, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, has gone live with Online FX, its new Internet-based FX dealing system, which uses Cognotec’s AutoDeal Lite service. First Union previously had several different automated systems that customers used, so with AutoDeal LITE, the bank can consolidate all of these onto a single system, thereby streamlining the risk […]
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Q & A With Stonebrook Capital Management

Company Name: Stonebrook Capital Management Address: 17 State Street, 38th Floor New York, NY 10004 Contact Name: Brad Cole Phone Number: 312 335 9550 Fax Number: 312 335 9508 E-Mail: Brad@colepartners.com Product Name: Stonebrook FX Program Product Assets: $25 million Total Assets Under Management: $130 million Firm Inception Date: June, 1993 Number of Employees: 5 […]
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ACI Singapore Hosts Risk Management Seminar

ACI Singapore held a seminar last month focusing on how proactive risk management can drive shareholder value. The half-day event featured July Lee, partner at The Capital Markets Company (Capco) in the US, who addressed issues of how to make risk management effective in practice, as well as the lessons learned from the recent cases […]
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Why Are Global Short-Term Interest Rates Rising?

By Michael Burke, B&M Research The prospect of a business expansion in all three leading economies, the US, Euroland and Japan, should be cause for cheer. After all, we have barely seen this type of synchronised economic upturn over the last decade. Yet we are barely out of the starting-stall in the race for stronger […]
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