ACI UK, the UK chapter of ACI – The Financial Markets Association, which represents the interests of individuals engaged in professional trading, broking, operations, regulatory and compliance activities in the foreign exchange, money and derivative markets, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Society of Technical Analysts (STA), the not for profit organisation […]

ACI UK to Pilot Global Code Training Course

Profit & Loss understands that ACI UK is working with Corellian Trading Academy to pilot a two-day training programme on the FX Global Code of Conduct. At the end of the programme delegates will have the option to take the ACI Global Code Certificate examination, which was launched by ACI globally in May 2018. The […]

Memorial Service to be Held for Paul Chappell

A memorial service will be held this Wednesday to celebrate the life of Paul Chappell, most latterly director of education for ACI – The Financial Markets Association.
The service will be held on November 7 at 11am London time at St Mary’s Moorfield, which is in Eldon Street and will be followed by a gathering at The Soda Room in The Botanist in Broadgate Circle.
Chappell, who, in 1999, founded currency management firm C-View after heading Bank of America’s FX business for many years, passed away in June after a short illness.

And Finally…

This is short and very sweet today because I want to offer my heartfelt congratulations to Sue Attwood who made history last week by becoming the first female president of ACI UK. To give this some perspective, ACI UK was established in 1956 so to break the gender barrier after 61 years is something.
I have had cause to work with Sue over the years, especially on the Dealing Simulation Course and her passion for ACI’s core values of education and professionalism is indisputable.

RIP Alan Attwood

Alan Attwood, former ACI UK president and long-standing supporter of ACI – the Financial Markets Association, has died after a long illness.
Attwood was a well known figure in the UK and wider FX community. His career began in the back office of British Bank of the Middle East, from where he moved to the dealing floor. BBME was later amalgamated with HSBC, and after 14 years he moved to Credit du Nord in London as chief dealer. He then joined Raiffeisen Zentralbank and in 1990 moved to Chartered West LB.