Connecticut Fixed-Income Firm Appoints Lead Strategist To Foreign Exchange Team

RBS Greenwich Capital, a Connecticut based fixed income firm, hired Alan Ruskin to head its international strategy for foreign exchange in North America. Ruskin will be responsible for RBS Greenwich Capital's FX strategy, working with the group's salespeople, traders, and

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RBS Greenwich Capital, a Connecticut-based fixed-income firm, hired Alan Ruskin to head its international strategy for foreign exchange in North America.

Ruskin will be responsible for RBS Greenwich Capital’s FX strategy, working with the group’s salespeople, traders, and clients, and providing international support as necessary. He will report to Graham Broyd, head of foreign exchange and money markets for North America and to David Simmonds, global head of FX strategy for The Royal Bank of Scotland.

“Foreign exchange has been a core, prominent and successful business for RBS for many years, but the integration of the FX business in the US into RBS Greenwich Capital last year has allowed us to renew our investment in the business and, in particular, in recruiting world-class people who are attracted by our growing and unique proposition,” said Broyd. “Alan has an outstanding reputation in the market and has trained and mentored many of the foreign-exchange market’s researchers and strategists.”

Ruskin was previously head of research and managing director of 4Cast in the Americas, where he has worked since 1998.Prior to 4Cast, he was one of the three founders of IDEAglobal and designed that firm’s first FX product.

RBS Greenwich Capital has made a number of notable senior hires in its foreign exchange business in recent months, including Craig Donaldson, head of FX financial institutions sales; Jimmy McGeehan, senior FI salesperson; Steve Skillman, head of the corporate sales team; Chris Dunning, head of emerging markets FX business; and Chris Chang, trader for FX emerging markets, Asia.

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