Socit Gnrale Integrates Swap Group

Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking has created an integrated swap group to help grow its European flow rates business.   The swap group will combine the long term and short term swap teams to offer seamless market making and price distribution in interest rate and FX swaps in all currencies, as well as FX […]
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Alliance & Leicester Appoints Two for New Risk Team

A new team has been established by Alliance & Leicester Commercial Bank to provide foreign exchange, interest rate and a range of treasury risk solutions to business and corporate customers.   Mike Bligh, who joined the bank nine month ago as head of treasury risk solutions, with the remit to establish the new team, says, […]
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SEB Shifts FX Program

SEB Wealth Management has teamed up with the bank’s FX division to set up a multi-manager currency product. The change means that  FX MAP, the bank’s multi-manager currency platform, will now move from SEB global FX to SEB Wealth Management to be used as the basis for manager selection. The fund itself will be a […]
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JP Morgan Reorganises FX and Commodities

JP Morgan has confirmed a radical reorganisation of its currency and commodities business, as reported by Squawkbox last week.   The bank is merging its G-10 foreign exchange and global rates businesses together, which will be headed by Patrick Edsparr. FX business involving the US, Canada, Western Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand will merge […]
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Citi Streamlines FX Business

Citi has continued the realignment of its FX business, which started earlier this year with the creation of its FICC group (Squawkbox, February 12), by announcing a host of senior appointments within the global FX group. The bank says the move is designed to flatten the FX business’ management structure and to “bring top decision […]
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Merrill Reorganises Currency Business

Merrill Lynch has restructured its currency business within its FICC group with the creation of a global currencies group. The new group brings together Merrill’s local currency and G20 trading groups under the co-leadership of Karan Madan, currently head of global local currency trading and head of foreign exchange for the Americas at the bank, […]
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RBC Capital Markets Names Co-Presidents

Doug McGregor and Mark Standish have been appointed co-presidents of RBC Capital Markets reporting to Chuck Winograd, chief executive officer. As co-presidents, Standish and McGregor have joint responsibility for chairing the operating committee in its oversight of day-to-day operations globally. Standish, who is based in New York, will remain responsible for the bank’s global activities […]
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NAB Reshapes Markets Business after Scandal

NabCapital, the capital markets division of National Australia Bank, has signalled its intention to re-enter as a player in the global financial markets after working for the past two years to implement new strategies in the wake of its disastrous FX options scandal in early 2004. John Hooper, CEO of NabCapital says its “culture weaknesses” […]
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Deutsche Bank Markets Retail eFX Business in Hong Kong

Deutsche Bank has begun marketing its dbFX margin foreign exchange trading platform for retail traders in Hong Kong. The move follows the launch of dbFX in London in May 2006. The platform offers streaming quotes for 24 currency pairs, 24-hour execution, live chat with FX sales staff, and customer support in nine languages targeting retail […]
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Renaissance Deal Expands RBS in Russia

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has entered into an agreement with Renaissance Capital, Russia’s largest investment bank, to jointly provide currency, interest rate and credit derivatives to its government, corporate and institutional clients in Russia RBS says the agreement between its global banking and markets unit – its investment bank arm – and Renaissance […]
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