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Nilsson Departs Citi

Anders Nilsson has left his role as head of UK corporate sales at Citi in London.

A spokesperson confirmed the departure but declined to comment further. Nilsson has been with Citi since 1998, serving in various FX sales positions.

During 2007, amid a realignment of Citi’s foreign exchange business, Nilsson became the UK, Benelux and Ireland corporate sales head and took on responsibility for the bank’s Nordics corporate desk (Squawkbox 14 May 2007).

StanChart Creates New Global Head Role

Margaret Harwood-Jones has joined Standard Chartered as global head of investors and intermediaries, sales and transaction banking, based in Singapore.

In the newly created role, Harwood-Jones reports to Jiten Arora, global head of sales, transaction banking. She will be responsible for the business agenda for institutional investor and intermediary clients across the bank’s footprint, focusing on accelerating growth. Arora says, “She will drive a deeper focus in our investors and intermediaries segment to meet the evolving needs of our clients in this dynamically changing landscape.”

Harwood-Jones was most recently at BNP Paribas Securities Services where she was head of client segments, asset managers and alternative investments.

Harwood-Jones’ hire follows the hires of Alan Naughton as global product head, investors and intermediaries, transaction banking, and Andrew Hempshall as global head of solution delivery and service, investors and intermediaries, transaction banking (P&L’s Squawkbox, 12 November 2012.

Catton Begins at CIBC

Brian Catton has joined Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) in London as an executive director, foreign exchange trading.

He started in the new role last week (21 January) and reports to Nick Waite, executive director and head of FX trading, also in London. Waite took on the role last year from Nick Darling who left the bank to pursue other interests (Squawkbox 17 May 2012).

Catton has more than 15 years of experience in G10 and growth market currencies and was most recently in a spot FX trading role at Societe Generale, also in London.

Dion Adds to Asian Sales Team

Technology services provider, Dion Global Solutions, has appointed Victor Leong as sales director for Asia.

Based in Singapore, Leong is tasked with securing revenue and driving the company’s growth in the Asian markets. He has spent 15 years in financial technology roles, including positions at Thomson Reuters, Sungard and Smartstream.

Joe Nash, managing director for Asia Pacific at Dion says, “The expansion of the sales team in Asia Pacific is in response to an increasing demand for our solutions and services across the region.”

Boisson Joins Unicredit

Francois Boisson has joined Unicredit in London as global head of institutional foreign exchange sales.

A spokesperson confirms that Boisson has started in the new position and reports to Jakob Groot, global head of institutional sales, also based in London.

He joins Unicredit after a gap from the market to focus on an entrepreneurial project, becoming a founding partner of Money Never Sleeps, a real estate investment company in Miami, Florida.

Before this Boisson was head of FX sales in the institutional client group at BNP Paribas after spending nearly 12 years at the bank, a role he stepped down from last year (Squawkbox 29 January 2012). During his time at BNP, he also served as head of international FX sales.

Trans-Atlantic Departures from Morgan Stanley

According to market sources, last week saw a number of departures from Morgan Stanley.

Juha Sternberg has left his position as executive director and senior marketer of the foreign exchange prime brokerage team in London. He joined the bank in June 2011 and reported to James Reilly, co-head of FX prime brokerage (P&L’s Squawkbox, 28 March 2011).

Sternberg joined from JP Morgan where he spent more than 12 years in a number of roles, including vice president of prime brokerage marketing and latterly as executive director for OTC derivatives clearing sales.

Tom Haskins has left his New York-based role as head of institutional FX sales for emerging markets.

Also in London, Eric Marfat has left his role as an eFX sales associate. He had been with the bank for three years. He joined Morgan Stanley in December 2009 after serving as an analyst at JP Morgan Chase for four years.

A spokesperson declined to comment on any of the departures.

Jones Departs UBS

Chris Jones has left his role as head of fixed income eSales at UBS, according to market sources.

He reported in to Paul Hamill, head of fixed income agency trading and spent 12 years with the bank. A spokesperson declined to comment on the departure.
Before joining UBS he was vice president of investments for Dain Rauscher and held a number of retail roles at Bank of America.

Silver Departs Deutsche

John Silver has left his role at Deutsche Bank in New York, according to market sources.

A spokesperson declined to comment on Silver leaving the bank and his position as director of foreign exchange real money sales.

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