Gill Named FX Head for Barclays in AP

Barclays has announced the appointment of Pritpal Gill as head of G10 foreign exchange and FX options trading for Asia Pacific. Based in Singapore, he will be responsible for developing and driving the G10 FX Trading strategy in the region, the bank says. Gill has over 25 years of FX experience, mostly with Citi, from where he joins. He started his career at Citibank in London trading vanilla and exotic FX options, before moving eight years later to Lehman Brothers as global head of FX options trading. He then returned to Citi as head of FX trading for Asia, based in Singapore.
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Fyda Swaps BBH for Northern Trust

Paul Fyda has joined Northern Trust as head of local markets in its foreign exchange business. Based in New York, he will work with Northern Trust’s FX desks in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions and is available to firm’s institutional investor clients across the globe to provide support and guidance in operationally complex and highly regulated emerging markets. “We are pleased to add a leader with Paul’s breadth of experience to our global FX business, says John Turney, head of global foreign exchange at Northern Trust.
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Akant Set to Retire From BNP Paribas AM

Adnan Akant has announced his retirement from BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM), where he was head of currencies, based in New York.In this role he was responsible for currency alpha and overlay portfolios, as well as the currency portion of global/international portfolios. Akant had been with the firm for 35 years, having originally been with Fischer Francis Trees & Watts (FFTW), a predecessor of BNPP AM. Prior to joining FFTW in 1984, Akant managed the World Bank’s liquidity portfolio and advised the treasurer on the bank’s multi-currency borrowing program. He holds a PhD in Systems Science, an MS in Finance, as well as BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. He is also a member of the New York Academy of Science and Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society.
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Spotex Announces Two Further Hires

Spotex has hired Tom Reichel and Paul Beatty as managing director and director, respectively.Reichel will be based in Chicago and Beatty in Jersey City. Both will report into John Miesner, the firm’s recently hired executive managing director and global head of sales and distribution. Prior to joining Spotex, Reichel was managing director, FX sales, at GTX. He previously held senior sales and trading roles at Hotspot FX (now Cboe FX), Kingstree Trading and Chicago Research and Trading (CRT). Beatty joins Spotex from TP ICAP. Prior to joining the broker, he was global managing director, Tradebook FX at Bloomberg.
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Provenzano Joins Edgewater

Edgewater Markets has hired Sal Provenzano as managing director of eFX Sales. He will based in the firm’s New York office.“I am looking forward to joining Edgewater Markets’ team and the opportunity to contribute to the overall growth of the company. Based on the focus and diversification of proprietary product offerings, the rapidly expanding global footprint, and the customised end-user trading solutions being offered to institutional clients, Edgewater’s service offering is very compelling,” says Provenzano.Before GTX, Provenzano was at Velocity Trade, a global institutional and corporate forex broker, where he was head of institutional FX for the Americas region. Prior to that, he held a range of senior level positions with global brokerage firms and large commercial and investment banks, including ABN Amro and Prudential Bache, where he was global head of FX prime brokerage.
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Wen Handed New Role as JP Morgan Re-Structures

Eddie Wen’s role at JP Morgan has shifted from being global head of e-commerce for the bank’s macro businesses - covering FX, EM, rates and commodities - to being global head of digital markets.This change is part of the creation of a new organisation within JP Morgan, Digital Platforms & Services, that was announced in September 2018 and will run across all of its operations, engineering, digital, data and analytics capabilities.The group is co-headed globally by Guy Halamish, previously CFO of Global Markets, and David Hudson, previously the head of the Markets Execution business. An internal memo seen by Profit & Loss says that both will be members of the Corporate Investment Bank (CIB) Management Committee.
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Lin Joins BMO

Martin Lin has joined BMO Capital Markets as head of capital markets, China.Based in Shanghai, Lin’s most recent role prior to this was at BNP Paribas, where he was trading head, FXLM China and Hong Kong. Lin had spent 14 years at the French bank in Shanghai and Hong Kong.Prior to that, Lin worked as a swaps trader as DBS Bank in Singapore.
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Klopfenstein Joins QCAM

QCAM Currency Asset Management has announced that Gary Klopfenstein will serve as a senior strategic advisor to the company. In the role, he will advise QCAM on both business and trading strategies with a focus on expanding the firm’s capabilities and extending its reach to a global client base. Klopfenstein is a pioneer in the specialist currency management industry and has wide ranging experience in alternative investment management, having been a senior managing director at Mesirow Financial in Chicago where he established the currency management practice and built it to over $50 billion in less than 10 years.
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TransFICC Appoints De Vidts as Regulatory Affairs Advisor

TransFICC has appointed Godfried De Vidts as a regulatory affairs advisor. Prior to this appointment, De Vidts was the director of European affairs at NEX Group, where he advised on European financial and political issues and led the group’s relationship with the European Commission and Parliament. Throughout his career, De Vidts has been a member of various official working groups such as: the ECB Contact Group on Euro Securities Infrastructures (Cogesi), the ECB Macroprudential Policies and Financial Stability Contact Group (MFCG), and the ESMA Secondary Markets Standing Committee Consultative Working Group.
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Marchese Joins 360T

John Marchese has joined 360T as head of corporate sales, North America.Based in New York, Marchese arrives at the firm from FXall, where he was most recently working as director, senior FX transactions sales. Marchese had been with FXall since 2008, having previously spent four years at Bear Stearns, where he was focused on the firm’s prime brokerage business.Prior to that, Marchese had stints at UBS as a prime brokerage specialist and as a trading assistant at AllianceBernstein.
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