Deutsche Puts Options Online

Deutsche Bank has added FX option execution to its online capabilities with a new module for its Autobahn FX platform. The initial phase, which goes live today, provides users with executable streaming volatilities for calls, puts, at-the money options, risk reversals and strangles in 10 currency pairs according to strike or delta (Deutsche provides electronic […]
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BarCap Adds Kay

Barclays Capital continues its recent raft of hires with the appointment of Allyson Kay as a director in FX sales in New York. She reports to Eric Price, managing director and head of FX distribution, Americas, and works alongside Tom Leonard who joined recently with the same title (see Squawkbox, November 24). Kay and Leonard […]
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ING Strengthens Taiwan FX

ING Financial Markets has appointed Jeson Yih-Liang Liu as director and head of financial markets in Taiwan. He reports to Percy Rueber, head of financial markets, Asia, and Wu Ching-mai, country manager for Taiwan. Liu’s role supports the ING’s efforts to increase its presence in local currency FX, derivative and debt markets, as well as […]
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SG CIB Reorganises at the Top

SG Corporate and Investment Banking (SG CIB) last week named Vincent Cazala co-head of FX and treasury, resulting in a chain of modifications within its debt finance operation. Cazala works alongside Stephane Landon, who holds the same title. Cazala has been with Societe Generale Group since 1990 and his new role sees him transfer to […]
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Oumeddour Joins RBS

Veronique Oumeddour joined the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in Paris on November 17 to develop e-distribution of financial markets products in continental Europe, the bank confirms. She is working in RBS’s e-commerce business, reporting to Martyn Ranns, head of e-distribution. The team is headed by London-based Tom Roche, managing director, head of e-commerce and […]
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Special Report: Risks Rise as Banks Look Down the Chain

Last week’s arrests in New York shocked the majority of the foreign exchange market; however, there are some that believe activities such as those alleged have been going on for many years. Certainly the predominance of experienced market practitioners (just six of the 48 arrested are under 30 and half are over 40 years of […]
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AIG Reportedly Cuts Staff

Continuing the rumours of consolidation that have been swirling around AIG Financial Products and AIG Trading for the last six months (see Profit & Loss, July/August 2003), the parent organisation is said to have let about 70 people go on Wednesday. Most of the positions being removed are thought to be in the back office, […]
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Napier Scott Hires FX Expert

Napier Scott Executive Search, a London-based head hunter, has appointed Simon Jaquiss, formerly European head of currency and derivatives trading at Investec, as a senior search consultant. His main focus will be on the currency markets, where he has more than 19 years’ experience. His career has included roles at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce […]
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TradeStation Offers Executable FX

Securities broker-dealer and futures commission merchant TradeStation Securities has begun a move into the FX market with an account and execution service. TradeStation software has been available over successive Dow Jones Telerate, Bridge Telerate and Moneyline Telerate products for the last seven years, used by institutional traders to design, test and optimise FX trading strategies. […]
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Moneyline, Dow Jones Extend Deal

Moneyline Telerate and Dow Jones Newswires have extended their distribution contract. The agreement packages a real-time Dow Jones news and information service with Moneyline’s core products. The extension will last for three years, having been initiated in spring 2002 (see Profit & Loss, May 2002). As part of the agreement, Dow Jones Newswires will continue […]
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