MacLeod Head of LiquidityHub

LiquidityHub, a fixed income liquidity aggregation platform formed earlier this year by a consortium of banks, has announced that it has appointed Robert MacLeod as its chief executive officer. MacLeod moves across from one of the company’s shareholder institutions, Morgan Stanley, where he was head of fixed income strategic investments. He has spent 20 years […]
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Simonsen Switches Direction: Joins Danske Bank

Market sources report that Rene Simonsen, who was slated to join Nordea Markets in Copenhagen, has actually joined Danske Bank, Copenhagen instead. Simonsen left his role as director on the FX desk at Icap in Copehagen at the start of December and was originally destined for an FX trading role at Nordea. Sources within Danske […]
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RBS Hires in eMarkets

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has added to its electronic markets and solutions group in London, according to industry sources. Sheefali Asija is reported to have joined in the role of director, product development, reporting to Martin Spurr, head of e-ventures at the bank. Asija was last at Hypobank in London in a similar […]
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BofA Raids JPM for Options Head

Bank of America has unveiled Frank Rawlins as managing director and global head of foreign exchange options. He will join the bank later this month in London reporting to Christiane Mandell, global head of foreign exchange. Rawlins joins BofA from JP Morgan in London, where he was co-head of global FX options, based in London. […]
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Calyon Hires Catalanello to Strengthen US Business

Calyon has hired Robert Catalanello as head of foreign exchange for the Americas, responsible for expanding FX activities and building a stronger business for the bank in the region. Based in New York, he will report globally to Vincent Leclercq, deputy head of FX based in London, and locally to Franois Pages, head of capital […]
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New York Fed Taps Economist Dudley to Succeed Kos

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has named former Goldman Sachs chief US economist William Dudley as executive vice president and head of the markets group. Dudley will succeed Dino Kos, who announced last month his attention to step down effective January 1 2007 (Squawkbox, November 13 2006). The appointment marks the first time […]
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Dresdner Kleinwort Hires Three to Bolster FX Business

Dresdner Kleinwort is strengthening its FX business with more senior hires following the defection of three of its managers to Merrill Lynch earlier this year. Ian Robertson has joined as head of FX trading, Ricardo Zulliger has re-joined as the new head of FX sales and Timothy Sharp has been appointed head of FX options […]
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Harris Joins RP Martins

John Harris is joining RP Martins in London as a senior broker with a remit to expand the firm’s cross asset class emerging markets business, sources tell Squawkbox. Harris, a 25-year veteran of the industry, was last in the market running the forward cable desk at Prebon Marshall Yamane and left the firm soon after it […]
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…Hires Head of Global Emerging Market IR Options

In other moves, the Royal Bank of Scotland has appointed Stephen Laughton to the newly created position of head of global emerging market interest rate options and exotics, covering all aspects of both trading and structuring. He joins from ABN Amro where he held a number of positions since 2001, most recently as global head […]
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RBS Closes Prop Desk…

The Royal Bank of Scotland is closing down its FX proprietary trading desk in London, a spokesperson confirms. In a statement released on Friday (November 24), the bank says: “We can confirm that RBS has closed its FX prop trading desk. We keep the structure of our businesses under constant review to meet the rapidly […]
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