BarCap Hires Chief Economist in Asia

Barclays Capital has appointed Peter Redward as head of rates research for emerging Asia as it further develop its research offerings to clients in the region. Redward will assume the role of chief economist for emerging Asia and will lead the bank’s macro-economic, FX and local market strategy research. Based in Singapore, he reports jointly […]
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Kos to Step Down from New York Fed’s Markets Group

Dino Kos is leaving the New York Federal Reserve Bank where he was head of the markets group to pursue interests outside the bank, officials said last week. A 21-year veteran at the New York Fed, Kos will step down effective January 1 2007. He will then serve as special adviser to the president and […]
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State Street Appoints Head of Fixed Income Research

State Street Global Markets, the research and trading arm of State Street Corp., has appointed William Cunningham as senior vice president of fixed income research. He reports to Mark Marinella, executive vice president and global head of fixed income research, sales and trading. Earlier this year, State Street announced that it was enhancing its trading, […]
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SmartStream Technologies Hires CEO

Smartstream Technologies, a straight-through processing systems provider, has appointed Ken Archer as CEO following the company’s recent buyout by private equity firm, TA Associates. Archer has more than 25 years experience in managing large services and software companies. His most recent position was president of European business development at Computer Sciences Corp. and prior to […]
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Bank of America Appoints Senior Economist

Bank of America has appointed Gilles Moc as senior economist for Europe from Banque de France where he was most recently head of the international economic outlook division. Based in London he reports to Holger Schmieding, head of European economics, and is part of the global economics group headed by chief economist Mickey Levy in […]
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ABN Amro AM Strengthens Currency Team

ABN Amro Asset Management has added two new members to its currency team as investment in currencies grows. Murali Menon has joined as quantitative researcher from ABN Amro Financial Markets where he was a software developer in the Osiris project, a fixed income exotics trading and risk management platform. Menon’s primary focus will be the research […]
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FXMarketSpace Hires From EBS

FXMarketSpace, the Reuters and CME joint venture to create the first centrally-cleared FX platform, has made five senior level appointments as it gears up for its launch early next year. Susan Malkin has joined as vice president of operations from rival EBS where she was most recently an operations manager, leading technical support for a […]
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Jones Leaves IFX

Philip Jones has left IFX Capital Management, part of trading outfit IFX Group, where he was head of business development to pursue other interests, primarily in funds management he tells Squawkbox. The move follows the decision by City Index, which acquired IFX Group in August, to close IFXCM and focus on its core broking, market […]
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Need Swaps ABN for Soc Gen

Jason Need has left ABN Amro where he was head of UK corporate FX distribution to join Socit Gnrale Corporate & Investment Banking, a spokesperson confirms. He will join the UK corporate sales desk in January. Need joined ABN Amro in 1993 after working at Credit Lyonnais as a senior corporate dealer. He worked at […]
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Simonsen Trades Icap for Nordea Markets

Icap has also seen the departure of Rene Simonsen who is leaving to join Nordea Markets’ FX trading desk in Copenhagen. Simonsen will report to Mick Akjaer, head of FX and FX option trading. At Icap, he was a director on the spot FX desk, also in Copenhagen. 
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