Saxo Bank Hires Former UBS Manager

Danish investment bank Saxo Bank has hired Tobias Straessle as chief information officer. In his position, he will align the bank’s technology suite and ambitions for global scalability with a larger strategic roadmap for cost allocation, governance and infrastructure. Ole Rossing, who has served as the bank’s CIO and chief developer of its front-line systems […]
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BarCap Hires Chief Sterling Strategist

Barclays Capital has hired Paul Robinson from the Bank of England as director and chief sterling strategist. Based in London, he reports to David Woo, head of global foreign exchange strategy. Robinson spent 11 years with the Bank of England, most recently as a senior strategist briefing the monetary policy committee on the state of […]
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Calyon Strengthens Strategy Team

Calyon has hired two strategists to its macro FX and commodities group. Simon Smollett has been taken on to cover global FX options strategies and Michael Widmer has joined as strategist for precious and base metals. Smollett joins from independent research company Idea Global where he was a senior options strategist. He joined Idea Global […]
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Bear Stearns Appoints Peretie as Europe CEO

Bear Stearns has appointed Michel Peretie to the new role of chief executive of the bank’s activities in Europe, adding to his post as chairman of its London-based unit, Bear Stearns International. Peretie’s role extends across Bear Stearns’ European units, including London’s Bear Stearns Asset Management and Bear Stearns Bank, a Dublin-based derivatives and clearing […]
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Sedergreen Joins Icap in Sydney

Keith Sedergreen will join Icap in Sydney on October 9, as director of marketing. Sedergreen was last at Prebon in Sydney, where he was managing director, Australia, prior to the merger with Collins Stewart Tullett. At Icap, Sedergreen will report to Hugh Gallagher, managing director.
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Harris to Head NA Sales for FX MarketSpace

FX MarketSpace, the 50-50 joint venture between CME and Reuters that seeks to build and operate the FX market’s first global, cash-based exchange, has named Phillip Harris as vice president and head of sales for the Americas. He will be based in New York and report to Rick Sears, president and chief sales officer for […]
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Credit Suisse Nabs Kyriakos-Saad from JPM

Credit Suisse has appointed Fawzi Kyriakos-Saad as CEO of emerging markets, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. He will report to Michael Philipp, chief executive officer of Credit Suisse for EMEA. Kyriakos-Saad, who joins from JP Morgan, will be based in London and will have overall responsibility for the bank’s business in Russia and […]
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Norton Rose Hires Derivatives Partner in London

Norton Rose, the international legal practice, has hired Dean Naumowicz in London as a derivatives partner in the International Securities Group. He joins from the legal department of Barclays Capital, where he was a director. Before joining Barclays Capital, he had previously worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Allen & Overy for a total of […]
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BNP Paribas Asset Management Hires CIO

BNP Paribas Asset Management has appointed Christian Dargnat as chief investment officer and a member of the asset management business executive committee. Based in Paris he reports directly to chairman and CEO, Gilles Glicenstein. “BNP Paribas’s asset management business, which has been pursuing a multi-specialisation strategy for a number of years now, brings together various […]
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Lehman Brothers Appoints Head of Distribution EMEA

Lehman Brothers has appointed PeterPaul Pardi as managing director, head of distribution EMEA for the investment management division. Based in London, he will be responsible for developing both the institutional and third party distribution networks as the business continues its roll out of a suite of investment products to individuals and institutions. He joins from […]
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