Vitale Named Global Head of FX at BNY

New York-based Jason Vitale has been promoted to global head of FX at BNY Mellon, a spokesperson confirms. Vitale most recently served as the bank’s COO of FX markets and global head of client execution services. Vitale joined BNY in March 2017 from Deutsche Bank, where he’d spent 15 years, last as co-head of listed […]
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First Derivatives Founder Conlan Dies

First Derivatives’ founder and CEO Brian Conlan has died, it has been announced, after being diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. In a statement the firm says that it regrets to announce that Conlon passed away on 28 July. It adds that it has initiated a process to appoint a new CEO and will provide […]
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Two Precious Metals Traders Plead Guilty to Spoofing Charges

Two bank precious metals traders have pleaded guilty to spoofing charges brought by US authorities. Former JP Morgan trader John Edmonds and former Scotia Capital trader Corey Flaum both entered into cooperation agreements with the US government and admitted to spoofing and manipulative conduct in futures markets. Flaum also admitted guilt to a related US […]
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Girolami Tapped to Head LCH

LCH has appointed Isabelle Girolami as its CEO, effective November 1. Based in London, Girolami will report to Daniel Maguire, CEO of LCH Group. In this role, she will be responsible for driving continued expansion across LCH’s services, which run across asset classes including interest rate derivatives, FX, equities and fixed income. Girolami’s appointment follows […]
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Pluves Named as CEO of FICC Markets Standards Board

The FICC Markets Standards Board (FMSB) has named Martin Pluves as its new CEO. Pluves joins FMSB from LCH Group, where he was CEO of LCH. He has spent a decade at the firm in a variety of senior roles and was appointed CEO in 2015. Pluves’ responsibilities at LCH included operations in London as […]
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Hall New Global Head of Macro Trading at StanChart

Standard Chartered Bank has unveiled Tony Hall as its new global head of macro trading, financial markets. Based in Singapore, he will report to Roberto Hoornweg, global head, financial markets. Hall brings to StanChart close to 25 years of global experience in the currency markets, including more than 18 years in Singapore, where he was […]
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Seth Joins Commerzbank

Nirav Seth has joined Commerzbank in New York as director, FX and interest rates trading. Seth joins the bank after spending the past few years as a portfolio manager at Samarpan Holdings, where he traded a personal portfolio. Prior to that, he worked for Citi between 2010 and 2016 as a director, FX and interest […]
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Wu Joins Credit Agricole

Patrick Wu has joined Credit Agricole as head of EM Asia FX and rates trading. Based in Hong Kong, Wu joins from ANZ, where he had been head of trading, North Asia, since 2014. In that role, he was responsible for managing the fixed income trading business for the bank in the Greater China region […]
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New CFTC Chairman Names Senior Staffers

New Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) chairman Heath Tarbert has announced a swathe of senior appointments in his first week in charge of the US regulator. Jaime Klima has been named as chief of staff and chief operating officer, she was formerly chief counsel to the office of the chairman of the US Securities and Exchange […]
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Kurk New FX COO at Northern Trust

Northern Trust has named Marisa Kurk as chief operating officer of its global FX business. Based in Chicago, the bank says Kurk will drive the day-to-day enablement of GFX business strategy and operations, capitalising on strategic technology and product capabilities gained through acquisitions and partnerships. She brings more than 15 years of industry experience, in […]
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