Bank One Adds Two

Bank One has made two hires for its trading operation in London. Markou Athanasios has moved from SG CIB to the bank. A senior dealer, he will cover spot yen, filling the gap left by previous incumbent Jim Thompson, who recently moved to C-View (see Profit & Loss, September 2003). Athanasios will start on November […]
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ABN Bolsters Derivatives

ABN Amro continues to boost its staff numbers, filling two new FX derivatives roles. Alex Barrett joins the bank as global head of FX derivatives marketing, a new role based in London that reports to Robert Valdes-Rodriguez, global head of FX distribution in the bank’s financial markets business. He joins from Deutsche Bank in London, […]
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Kingdom Bank Takes FSS’ Spectrum

Botswana-based Kingdom Bank Africa has implemented Financial Software Systems’ Spectrum Treasury System at its new offices in Gaborone. The system will provide straight-through processing for all FX and interest rate transactions, as well as Spectrum’s vostro model to manage customer accounts. Kingdom is a new bank, created to take advantage of Botswana’s growing economy and […]
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Scotia Rolls Out WSS

Scotia Capital is now fully operational with the Wall Street System treasury engine for its FX trading operations. The organisations worked together to migrate FX dealing rooms in Toronto, Tokyo and London, as well as its three regional sales centres in New York, Calgary and Montreal. WSS replaces four discrete systems for trading, limit monitoring, […]
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LogicScope Completes Buy-Out, Adds to Board

LogicScope, which provides technology for EBS, Cognotec, Moneyline Telerate, Reuters and others, has completed its recent management buy-out. As a result, the company has been joined by non-executive directors John Jessop, former chief executive of Telerate, and Gerald Ashley, formerly of the Bank for International Settlements and now managing director of St. Mawgan, a risk […]
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Schroders Continues Management Shake-up

Miles O’Connor has become head of sales and client servicing for UK pensions and corporates at Schroders. He joins from Barclays Global Investors, where he was a managing director, UK institutional, leading the UK pension fund business. He reports to Richard Mountford, who is returning from Schroders Japan at the end of the year to […]
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O’Mahony Joins HSBC

John O’Mahony has joined HSBC as director, credit strategy, within the Corporate, Investment Banking and Markets business. He will lead the bank’s European credit strategy product, reporting to Frances Hutchinson, managing director, credit research. O’Mahony joins from UBS in London, where he was director, European credit strategist. He joined UBS in 1994 in operations risk […]
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Reuters Maintains Commitment to AVT Site

Contrary to reports elsewhere, Reuters’ software development site in Nottingham, UK, will remain open for the foreseeable future, according to a spokesperson. The site was originally the development centre for AVT, the online trading platform provider which was merged with Reuters at the beginning of the year. At that time the company made a commitment […]
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Special Conference Offer

The 17th European Finance Convention will be taking place in London from December 1-3 and features a range of speakers including Pedro Solbes, the EU Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs; Jurgen Stark from Deutsche Bundesbank; Makotu Utsumi, former Japanese vice minister of finance and president of the Japan Centre for International Finance; as well […]
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Fishlock Exits DrKW for Earthport

Alex Fishlock, formerly vice president of online markets development and foreign exchange technology at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein (DrKW), has become chief technology officer of Earthport, an electronic payment services company. London-based, Fishlock will report to Rob Cunningham, chief executive officer, and will be responsible for development of the universal payment network business, the business development […]
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