Mischa Irsch has joined State Street Global Markets in Boston as an FX sales trader.
Jason Vitale has resigned from Deutsche Bank in London, ending a 12-year career at the institution.
Vitale, who was global head of FX prime brokerage and co-head of listed derivatives and markets clearing EMEA, is believed to be leaving for a new position in the industry.
He joined Deutsche Bank from State Street in June 2004 as client service and product development manager in its FX prime brokerage business, before being appointed to the European PB sales team. His role was expended in 2008 to include fixed income prime brokerage and in 2010 he was appointed global head of FXPB. He took on his current role in June 2012.
Omer Suleman has joined Voltaire Capital in London, sources say.
Prior to this, Suleman spent four years at Goldman Sachs, where he was an executive director, FX options trading.
Before that, he worked at Citigroup as director, head of electronic FX options trading for two years, having joined the bank in 2010.
Suleman also spent two years at Deutsche Bank as vice president, FX options trading, and two years at Lehman Brothers as a senior associate, FX options trading.
Marcus Browning has joined Rokos Capital Management in London
Chris Rokos, who had previously co-founded the London-based asset management firm, Brevan Howard, in 2002, started Rokos Capital Management last year.
According to information available on the Financial Conduct Authorities’ (FCA) website, Browning was registered as an appointed representative of Rokos Capital Management on December 5, 2016.
Prior to this most recent role, Browning was an FX portfolio manager at BlueCrest Capital Management, which announced last year that it would return $8 billion to clients in order to transition into a private investment partnership.
Fund manager City Financial has hired four executives from Fortress Investment Group’s Liquid Markets business.
Amy Wong, William Dumas, Justin Brodersen and Simon Taylor joined the firm with effect from 1 December 2016. All four will report directly to Lou Thorne, global chief operating officer.
Wong was co-director of operations and treasury at Fortress; Dumas was co-director of operations; Brodersen was director of middle office; and Taylor was UK operations manager. Wong, Dumas and Broderen will be based in New York, while Taylor will be based in London.
Natasha Uberoi joined EBS BrokerTec as US new business sales head.
Although a spokesperson for the platform declines to comment on the hire, Profit & Loss understands that Uberoi started in her new role, based in New York, this week.
Uberoi left Bats Global Markets in July, having been with the firm for just over a year. Prior to that she worked at Bank of America, where she was a vice president, FX sales. Before joining Bank of America in 2013
Profit & Loss understands that Andrew Brown, global head of foreign exchange, and Alan “Shoulders” Clarke, global FX product manager, are to leave Spanish bank BBVA at the end of the year.
The departures are part of a plan recommended by the two men to move the global FX roles back to the Madrid head office, according to sources familiar with the matter. As part of this change, both will leave.
BBVA did not respond to enquiries by press time but is believed to have agreed to the departure of two men who have overseen solid growth in its foreign exchange business.
Matt Vickerman has left Sun Trading in Chicago, where he was head of business development, covering the FX and fixed income markets.
Vickerman had been at Sun Trading since 2009, prior to which he worked at RBS within the FX and rates prime brokerage unit at the bank.
George Harrington has left his role as the head of Bloomberg’s fixed income, currency and commodity (FICC) trading business (FICC).
In this New York-based position, he was responsible for overall strategy and delivery of the Bloomberg Fixed Income Trading (FIT) FIT and FXGO platforms.
Philip Cenatiempo, head of global markets at Bloomberg, will assume Harrington’s responsibilities.
Prior to this role, Harrington was head of product management for Bloomberg’s fixed income derivative trading business, overseeing single and multi-dealer execution services, clearing and legal execution services, and VCON – Bloomberg’s Voice trading network.
Neil McDonald has joined Oanda as global head of trading and quantitative analytics.
Based in New York, McDonald will be responsible for driving the strategic growth of Oanda’s electronic trading business, as well as leading the global trading, quantitative analytics and research groups.
Ed Eger, president and CEO of Oanda Corporation, says: “Neil’s 30 years’ experience in trading and the financial services sector is a tremendous addition to Oanda’s leadership. With Neil joining the team, I know we can continue to deliver the best execution and trading experience for clients across the globe.”