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Goldman moves FX trading chief to commodities role
By Reuters
04/01/2014 2:41:18 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—Goldman Sachs has moved its head of global foreign exchange trading Guy Saidanberg to the role of co-head of commodities trading, making way for the appointment of former JP Morgan banker b>Kayhan Mirza to the FX role. Internal memos seen by Reuters confirmed Mirza's move to Goldman as a partner, reported in some media at the start of this month, and that Saidanberg was moving to the new post after a year in charge of the currency area.
Newedge's commodities, currencies chief leaves
By Reuters
12/12/2013 4:09:23 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—Newedge Group's global commodities and currencies chief, John Fay, has left the U.S.-based futures brokerage ahead of a major ownership change.
Citigroup adds director with hedge fund, banking experience
By Reuters
12/11/2013 11:34:48 AM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—Citigroup Inc. named Duncan Hennes, a co-founder of bank advisory firm Promontory Financial Group and a former CEO of Soros Fund Management, to its board of directors on Wednesday [Dec.
Long-serving Jupiter boss to step down ahead of new growth push
By Reuters
12/09/2013 2:04:53 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—Jupiter Fund Management's long-serving chief executive Edward Bonham Carter is stepping down to make way for a new guard charged with accelerating sales and international expansion at the UK-focused investment firm. He will be replaced by Distribution and Strategy Director Maarten Slendebroek on March 17, 2014, and take up a role as vice chairman, responsible for "engaging with key stakeholders" and reporting to Slendebroek.
Deutsche names MENA asset management co-heads
By Reuters
10/23/2013 11:03:30 AM ET

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (Reuters)—Deutsche Bank has appointed Fahad Albader and Adel Dagher as co-heads of its asset and wealth management coverage for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), eyeing business from sovereign wealth funds and family firms in the region. Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds, including the likes of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and Kuwait Investment Authority, hold about $2 trillion in assets, luring large global banks and asset management firms to the region who are seeking a share of the business.
Three London-based fund managers leave SAC Capital
By Reuters
10/02/2013 4:49:23 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—Three portfolio managers who worked for Steven A. Cohen's SAC Capital Advisors in London have left the hedge fund, which is currently fighting criminal insider trading charges.
Deutsche Bank Names New Asia Pacific Investment Bank Heads
By Reuters
08/12/2013 10:30:08 AM ET

HONG KONG (Reuters)—Deutsche Bank AG has named Michael Ormaechea and Bhupinder Singh as co-heads for its corporate banking and securities unit for the Asia Pacific region, according to an internal memo obtained by Reuters on Monday [Aug. 12].
HSBC Names New Asia Heads of Capital Financing, Markets
By Reuters
08/09/2013 11:36:38 AM ET

HONG KONG (Reuters)—HSBC has named Stephen Williams as head of capital financing for Asia Pacific, a new role that encompasses all of the bank's capital markets and deal execution capabilities for clients in the region, according to a memo obtained by Reuters on Friday [Aug. 10].
High-Yield Asia Debt Boom Spurs Ex-RBS Exec to Start Hedge Fund
By Reuters
08/05/2013 10:50:12 AM ET

HONG KONG (Reuters)—A trio of French ex-bankers led by former Royal Bank of Scotland Group managing director Geoffroy Wallier are planning a $40 million Asia fund, seeking to cash in on a red-hot Asian credit market that offers the potential for much greater returns than Western counterparts. The launch, part of a global trend of bankers starting their own hedge funds as U.
Barclays Names Americas Commodities Trading Chief
By Reuters
08/02/2013 12:43:54 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—Barclays Capital's Robert Bogucki will take on the additional role of head of commodities trading for the Americas, a person familiar with the business said. The title adds to a list of Mr.
Ex-Glencore, Goldman Oil Trader to Launch New Commodity Fund
By Reuters
07/26/2013 2:21:39 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—A former energy trader at Glencore Xstrata Plc and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is launching a commodities hedge fund focused on trading price spreads between different crude oil and petroleum products, people familiar with the matter said on Friday [July 26].
U.S. SEC Lawyer Who Oversaw Financial Crisis Cases to Leave
By Reuters
07/16/2013 3:54:16 PM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters)—Kenneth Lench, a 23-year veteran attorney at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission who oversaw many financial crisis-related cases against Wall Street, is retiring from the agency and returning to the private sector.
LIBOR Probe-Linked Trader Leaves Brevan Howard
By Reuters
06/27/2013 11:48:05 AM ET

ZÜRICH, Switzerland (Reuters)—A trader allegedly connected to a global rate-rigging scandal has left hedge fund Brevan Howard, the company said on Thursday [June 27]. Chris Cecere, who joined Brevan Howard's Geneva office in 2010 from Citigroup Inc.
Lansdowne Partners Names Snow New CEO
By Reuters
06/27/2013 11:41:03 AM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—One of London's largest hedge fund firms, Lansdowne Partners, has named Alex Snow, the former head of U.K. Investment Banking at Investec, as its new chief executive officer.
Harvard Hires Morgan Stanley's Xia as Chief Risk Officer
By Reuters
06/19/2013 3:46:31 PM ET

BOSTON (Reuters)—Harvard University said on Wednesday [June 19] that it had hired Wall Street veteran Jake Xia as its chief risk officer to analyze and monitor investment exposure in its $30.7 billion endowment.
Goldman's Gilday Becomes Head of CLO Origination
By Reuters
06/18/2013 12:42:40 PM ET

LONDON (IFR)—Ian Gilday, Goldman Sachs' former head of EMEA syndicate and leveraged capital markets, has assumed a new role as head of origination for collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) in the EMEA region, according to an internal memo obtained by IFR. According to the memo, confirmed by Goldman Sachs, Mr.
Brevan Howard Currency Manager to Leave
By Reuters
06/13/2013 11:20:55 AM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—The manager of Brevan Howard's £364 million ($570 million) currency fund is among a number of traders leaving the hedge fund firm because of underperformance, a source with knowledge of the matter said. Luke Ding headed up the Brevan Howard Investment Fund II Macro FX Fund, which has struggled to consistently make money since its launch.
AIMA CEO Baker to Step Down
By Reuters
06/12/2013 10:52:05 AM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—The chief executive of hedge fund lobby the Alternative Investment Management Association, Andrew Baker, will step down at the end of 2013, AIMA said on Wednesday [June 12]. Mr.
LME Chief to Quit After Hong Kong Sale Triumph
By Reuters
06/06/2013 2:45:30 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—Martin Abbott quit as chief of the London Metal Exchange on Thursday [June 6], six months after triumphantly steering a sale to Hong Kong owners of the world's biggest marketplace for materials such as copper and zinc. While admirers and critics credit him for persuading the 137-year old London institution's fractious shareholders to accept the $2.
Goldman's Special Situations Group Names New Global Head
By Reuters
05/01/2013 3:26:04 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has named Julian Salisbury to become head of its Global Special Situations Group, as current head Jason Brown retires, according to memos sent on Wednesday [May 1] that were obtained by Reuters.

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