Partlan Leaves ARA

Eric Partlan has left ARA Portfolio, a Connecticut-based portfolio management company, to return to education in Boston. Rajpal Arulpragasam, president of the company, has assumed his responsibilities.
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White Joins Citi

Roland White is leaving Reuters to join Citigroup as a vice president in FX sales. White, formerly a senior account manager at the global information vendor, joins Citigroup’s Global Banks team in London, and will focus on attracting new bank and broker clients in Europe. White has previously worked at Cognotec, EBS and HSBC, where […]
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E-Trade Adds CME FX Futures

E-Trade Professional Trading has made FX futures trading available to professional traders through the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, bringing the total number of futures contracts available to eight. Lightspeed, E-Trade’s front end equities trading platform, now enables customers to trade euro and yen FX contracts in full or mini forms via direct connectivity to CME’s Globex […]
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Oakley Joins Barclays

Stuart Oakley, who formerly traded emerging markets at Credit Suisse First Boston, has joined Barclays Capital as an associate director in FX trading, the bank confirms. He reports to Jan Smorczewski, director and head of spot and forward trading in London. The hire continues what has been nearly a year of steady staffing-up at Barclays […]
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RBS’s Spurr Elected FXall Chair

Martin Spurr, global head of e-ventures at the Royal Bank of Scotland in London, has been elected chairman of the board of FXall for a one-year term. Spurr has been on the board of FXall since inception. Spurr succeeds Loic Meinnel, global FX manager at BNP Paribas, who served in that capacity for the past […]
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Ricciardi Joins SuperDerivatives

Carmine Ricciardi joined SuperDerivatives as New York-based director of sales, North America. He joins the currency options pricing platform from Barclays Capital, also in New York, where he spent seven years, culminating as a senior dealer of currency options. He began his career 15 years ago with Merrill Lynch.
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Hotspot Underscores European Commitment

Hotspot FX continues is push in Europe with two additions to its London business development team. Robert den Hollander joins as vice president, European corporate and institutional sales, and Paul Atkins, joins to cover the UK market. Both report to Xavier Alexandre, head of European sales and head of the London operation. Den Hollander has […]
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ABN Beefs Up Trading

ABN Amro has brought in two senior FX traders in Amsterdam and Chicago, both reporting to Patrick Bartle, Amsterdam-based global head of FX cash trading. Mike Nair joined the bank’s Amsterdam operation to cover sterling and euro/sterling trading from Bank of America in London. Peter Tibbles joined in Chicago as a market maker in G10 […]
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Swift Underlines Busy Day for FX

Swift has reported that FIN message traffic reached a record 9,685,754 messages on September 30, more than a million of which were sent over SwiftNet. EBS, Reuters Matching and FXall also reported brisk conditions on the same day, said to have been the result of intervention by the Federal Reserve Bank at the request of […]
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Diedricks Returns to JP Morgan

Joakin Diedricks joins JP Morgan as a vice president to cover global portfolio options as part of FX trading, the bank confirms. Based in London, he reports to Chris Harris and Tim Leitch, co-heads of FX options trading in New York. The move is a return to JP Morgan for Diedricks, who left to join […]
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