Standard Chartered Announces New Hires in FX Trading
New York, 11 August, 2010 – SStandard Chartered has announced the following changes to its foreign exchange trading team for the Americas:
John Wood has joined as senior African foreign exchange trader. Wood joins from Standard Bank, where he worked for 20 years in Johannesburg, London and New York, most recently as head of African currencies. He reports to Emmanuel Ajayi, global head of African foreign exchange, and Todd McDonald, head of foreign exchange for the Americas. Wood received a diploma from the University of South Africa and is a graduate of Damelin Management School.
Chris Makombe an emerging-markets trader recently based in New York, will relocate to Nairobi, Kenya later this year to be the primary bookrunner for Tanzanian shilling (TZS) trading.
Sebastian Correa has joined as head of Latin America ex-Brazil rates and foreign exchange (RFX) trading, reporting to Todd McDonald and Peter Hirsch, head of rates trading for the Americas. Correa joins from Banco Santander New York, where he was head of local markets RFX trading. He is a graduate of Universidad San Francisco de Quito and London Business School.
Roberto Torres Torres has joined the Latin America (ex-Brazil) rates and foreign exchange desk as the Mexican peso (MXN) spot and forward trader. Torres joins from Citibank, where he spent 10 years as a trader. He reports to Sebastian Correa. Torres is a graduate of Universidad Iberoamericana.
Ian Tan has joined the deliverable foreign exchange desk from Standard Chartered’s Singapore G10 desk. Tan will be responsible for British pound (GBP) spot trading. He reports to Patrick McInerney, head of deliverable foreign exchange New York. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Sydney.
For further information please contact:
Julie M. Gibson
Corporate Affairs, the Americas
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