Almeida Returns to Deutsche

Dan Almeida has rejoined Deutsche Bank as global head of FX sales in New York, a newly created role that focuses on delivering the bank’s FX products to institutional and corporate clients. He reports jointly to Brian Reid, co-head of the institutional client group, and Jorge Calderon, global head, debt capital markets/corporate coverage. Almeida has […]
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Plante Moves to London

ANZ Investment Bank has appointed Gilles Plante as London-based director of financial markets, Europe and USA. He moves from the bank’s Melbourne office where he has been a director of commodities and FX derivatives since 1997, a position he retains in addition to his new responsibilities. According to the bank, Plante will be responsible for […]
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ComSec Reshuffles

Ricardo Pascoe, who oversees global foreign exchange, alternative investment strategy, prop trading and is managing director of London, is leaving Commerzbank Securities (ComSec) at the end of the month, a spokesperson confirms. Ali Satrap has meanwhile been named global head of FX and interest rates, adding the FX responsibilities to his existing role as head […]
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Isaacs Joins Barclays NY

Barclays Capital has appointed Andy Isaacs as director in institutional fixed income sales in New York. He reports to Tim Cassidy, managing director and head of rates sales, and will be responsible for the sale of interest rate products to institutional clients. Isaacs joins from Deutsche Bank, where he was vice president, institutional sales for […]
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CSFB/Tremont Launches New Index

CSFB/Tremont has launched the CSFB/Tremont Investable Hedge Fund Index. The new index, comprised of 60 funds across 10 style-based sectors, is derived from the CSFB/Tremont Hedge Fund Index, which has 448 funds in total. “Investors have been asking us to create an investable index for many years,” says Robert Schulman, co-chief executive officer of Tremont […]
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Persaud Exits State Steet

Avinash Persaud, State Street’s London-based head of global research, has left the organisation, a spokesperson confirms. The bank operates a 12-strong research team in London, which will take up Persaud’s duties until a replacement is appointed. Although it could not be confirmed, Persaud is believed to be starting a hedge fund with former colleagues from […]
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Cummunale Joins Lehman

Alessandro Cummunale will join Lehman Brothers in mid-September as an executive director in FX sales in London, the bank confirms. Part of his responsibilities in this newly created role will be to focus on Italian companies. He reports to London-based Grant Whiteside, global head of foreign exchange and joins from Deutsche Bank in London.
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Sharma Joins DKW

Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein confirms that Kamal Sharma is to join as an FX strategist in October. London-based and at vice president level, he reports to Jesper Dannesboe, London-based chief FX strategist. Sharma joins from Commerzbank where he held a similar role.
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Hastings Moves to ABN

David Hastings is to join ABN Amro Asset Management’s currency management team in London, as a currency portfolio manager, the bank confirms. He will report to Pierre Lequeux, London-based director and head of currency. According to a spokesperson for the bank, the hire is simply a reflection of the increasing demand for currency portfolio management […]
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BBH Bolsters Tokyo

Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH) has hired Shigeki Yoshitoshi to its FX relationship management and business development team in Tokyo. He will work with the bank’s Tokyo investor services team, responsible for servicing existing and fostering new client relationships within the investment advisor and trust bank community. Yoshitoshi joins from Goldman Sachs’ Japanese operation, where he […]
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