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15:20 December 1st 1999 in Analysis, Markets

Connectivity…speaks volumes

How did we get here…a brief history of communications in the FX Markets and its impact on trading volumes. Looking back at some of the earliest forms of communication this century, we’ve seen a progression from telephones - ...

15:20 December 1st 1999 in Analysis, Markets

Quotable Misquotes:

  Carl Kliem s.a. Luxembourg has published several books of quotable mistakes that dealers have made over the years. P&L would like to thank Carl Kliem Group for letting us reprint some of these: What’s the money-surprise expected ...

15:20 December 1st 1999 in Analysis, Markets

What’s in a Name?

By Steve Jury As someone who has been universally known by his initials for the past 15 years, I would like to salute some of the FX nicknames I have known in my career: Brush Chief Big HeadFrankie FaceGrim Reaper Handbag ...

15:20 December 1st 1999 in Analysis, Markets

Remember these names?

Evolution: Karl Kliem, Carl Kliem GmbH, Germany: My father Carl Kliem, was the first FX broker in Germany, back in 1912. Back then, communication was by foot. When there were orders to be passed among the dealers trading at the Berlin ...

15:20 December 1st 1999 in Analysis, Markets

On Forex Congresses…

The following item was written about 10 years ago by Gerry Göhler, who is retiring from the markets this month after 50 years. It was published in ACI’s Forex Inter, as a fond memory of his times with the Financial ...

15:20 December 1st 1999 in Analysis, Markets

In Times of Crisis

By Nigel Dousie A View on Trading During the Mexican Peso Crisis of 1994 At the time, a lot of people had got themselves invested in the peso market because they were convinced that Mexico was the easiest way to make ...
Barclays Capital has hired James Loh as its new vice chairman for Asia-Pacific, based in Singapore, and managing director responsible for all regional trading, including Japan. Loh joined the bank last month from UBS, where he spent the past seven ...
The Bank of Montreal has "reconfigured and scaled" back its Capital Markets operation in London. The fixed income sales desk is being aligned to support a North American product and service focus. Foreign exchange sales and trading have been consolidated, ...
Credit Agricole Indosuez (CAI) is stepping into the FX prime brokerage business, a market that it believes has yet to realise its full potential. Dominated by a select few ‘ notably AIG, ABN Amro Bank and the former Bankers Trust (now ...
UBS has named Bill Johnson as head of a new e-services division, where he will oversee the UBS Group’s Internet-based initiatives and projects across the bank’s five divisions. Johnson was previously the global head of treasury products, overseeing ...