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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The Euro: A Turbulent Six Months

By Paul Downs, Thomson Global Markets When the euro was launched at the start of this year amidst much self-congratulatory backslapping from politicians within the EU, it was heralded as the new reserve currency, rivalling the dollar. Well, it has to be said that its first six months of life have resulted in a far […]
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FX Committee Sets its Sights On Y2K Barriers & Force Majeure

Following a tumultuous year in the currency markets, the Foreign Exchange Committee (FXC) is continuing its long-runningefforts to reduce settlement riskand provide information so as to improve the functioning of the FX markets. The FXC is an FX industry body that is sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Currently celebrating its 21st […]
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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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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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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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Hand Held Devices Get New Look from Mobeo

Mobeo, makers of FX Alert, have given the old financial pagers a new look for the millennium. The new F/X Alert f/xtra uses a new version of Motorola hardware that has a wider screen, which can display up to eight lines of text at a time, and even has a graphics capability. F/X Alert, which […]
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