Thompson Joins C-View

Jim Thompson, who was most recently a dollar/yen trader at Bank One in London and before that worked for AIG Trading, has joined C-View Ltd in Hertfordshire, UK. He will be trading the fund’s Currency Managed account programme, with a particular emphasis on major currencies and crosses, confirms Paul Chappell, founder of C-View.
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Ogg Trades Hotspot for Lava

David Ogg, former CEO and founder of Hotspot FX and most recently senior managing director at the New Jersey-based matching service, has joined Lava Trading in a senior position. Lava operates a technical service bureau for high-speed connectivity to all major US equity market liquidity sources. Ogg is joined at Lava by Mark Smith, formerly […]
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Plunkett Retires from Prebon

Steve Plunkett, chairman of money broker Prebon Marshall Yamane in London, has retired. His career spanned 30 years, the past 20 of which were with his current institution (initially with MW Marshall).
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Breslow Joins WestLB

Richard Breslow joins WestLB this week as head of sales and trading in New York. He reports to Trevor Cowan, the bank’s Dusseldorf-based global head of spot FX. Breslow was formerly head of global FX trading in New York at Bank of America, which he left at the end of 2001. “We have been doing […]
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Barclays Offers Swaps Trading Via Bloomberg

Barclays Capital and Bloomberg have launched a single dealer online platform for interest rate swaps trading, available via the Bloomberg Professional service. The system, accessible through Barclays’ single dealer page BARX, enables users to trade on live euro interest rate swap prices. “This initiative gives new choice to the interest rate swaps market and further […]
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Allanson, Alexandre Join Hotspot London

Hotspot FX confirms two hires in London, where the FX matching service has just taken larger offices at 60 Lombard Street. David Allanson, former COO of Atriax, the multibank FX trading platform that closed last June, has joined as a consultant on a 90-day assignment. He will be focusing on business development opportunities, says John […]
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MMS Continues to Build

MMS International, a provider of real time commentary and analysis covering FX, credit, sovereign debt and emerging markets, appointed James Hockley as global head of sales and support. Based in London, he reports to Mickey Arora, CEO. Hockley has more than 15 years’ experience of business development and service delivery gained at Bank of New […]
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Cummins Takes New Role at BofA

Beau Cummins, currently global head of foreign exchange at Bank of America (BofA) in New York, is to take a new role with the bank as part of a raft of organisational changes surrounding the Global Corporate Investment Banking debt platform, the bank confirms. According to a memo circulated within the bank on July 11, […]
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JPM’s Puth Heads to London

David Puth, managing director and global head of FX and commodities at JP Morgan, is to transfer to London from New York by September. The move is not the result of any change in responsibilities for Puth, a spokesperson says, simply a reflection of London’s position in the global foreign exchange markets.
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ACI Lebanon Gears Up for Congress

The business programme for the 43rd World Congress of ACI – The Financial Markets Association, being held jointly with the Interarab Cambist Association between September 10 and 14 in Beirut, Lebanon, has been confirmed. Among the confirmed speakers at this stage are: * Riad Salameh, governor, Central Bank of Lebanon * Rafic Hariri, Prime Minister […]
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