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15:15 January 4th 2012 in Analysis, Markets

The Exchange Rush

Bourse Africa aims to become a world class venue alongside those in Asia and the Middle East and will offer cash-settled currency futures in all major African currencies against the US dollar at launch. Kirsten Hyde reports. Bourse Africa Limited, ...

15:15 January 4th 2012 in Analysis, Markets

The Exchange Rush

In a time of historic capital markets reform and increased concern about counterparty risk, companies in the US are increasingly adopting a central clearing model and coming under the oversight of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Eris Exchange, a ...

15:15 January 4th 2012 in Analysis, Markets

The Exchange Rush

The Brazilian exchange is overhauling its clearing systems as it seeks to create one of the world’s largest one-stop-shop clearinghouses. Brazilian exchange BM&FBovespa is partnering with Cinnober, a Swedish technology provider, to overhaul its clearing systems as it ...

15:15 January 4th 2012 in Analysis, Markets

To Hire or To Fire?

The financial markets industry has been once again thrust into the limelight following revelations regarding rogue trading and fears over bank stability, but has this, coupled with global uncertainty, had an adverse effect on the forex jobs market? Alice Attwood ...
Tom Glocer, chief executive of Thomson Reuters, is leaving the company after 10 years in charge. Glocer will be stepping down from the post on 1 January and will be succeeded by the group’s current chief operating officer, James Smith, a ...
The Sales and Trading Role In the January 2002 issue of Profit & Loss, we said: “In the current environment of technological advancement, another question can be asked: Where does this leave the role of sales and trading staff in today’s ...
Leskinen’s company, Karelia Asia Investment Advisors, is based in Singapore and is hoping to launch in early 2012. The company will serve Nordic and other European institutional investors in the region by advising them on their Asian investment strategies. The ...
Pacific Investment Management Co. (Pimco), manager of the world’s largest mutual fund, has expanded its portfolio management analytics team with the appointments of Riccardo Rebonato, head of rates and FX analytics, and Vasant Naik, global head of empirical research. ...

15:15 January 4th 2012 in Analysis, Markets

F&C Thames River Hires Wheatley

Asset manager F&C Thames River has appointed Torquil Wheatley as product and performance manager within its multi-alternative team. Wheatley joins from Deutsche Bank where he worked for 11 years as director, GFFX global markets structuring and head of currency solutions ...
Goldilocks, a Swiss-run hybrid gold and currency fund, is opening to investors on a continual basis following strong gains through 2011 with returns of +9.66% year-to-date and +11.01% in the past 12 months to end-October. The fund was originally “closed ended”. The portfolio, advised ...