BBH Foreign Exchange Expands Currency Research Team

Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH) Foreign Exchange announced that Nick Bennenbroek has been hired as an assistant vice president and is the latest addition to BBH FX's currency research team. This recent expansion effort is the next step in BBH FX's

Euroclear To Build Link with Hong Kong Debt Depository

The Euroclear strategy of establishing direct links with market utilities took another step forward today with the news that investors in Hong Kong will in future be able to hold and settle securities in Euroclear via a real time link

HKMA to Establish Direct Link with Euroclear

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and Euroclear announced their agreement to develop a direct link between the HKMA's Central Moneymarkets Unit (CMU) and the Brussels based international central securities depository. This fully automated, real time link will enable investors

BNY (Luxembourg) Establishes Branch In Belgium

The Bank of New York announced that its subsidiary, The Bank of New York (Luxembourg) S.A., has established a Belgian branch that will enable it to offer custody and administration services to Belgian domiciled collective investment undertakings (UCIs). The Bank

State Street Appointed Transition Manager By Japan Travel Bureau

State Street Securities Company Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of State Street Corporation, announced today that it has been appointed transition manager for the pension fund of Japan Travel Bureau (JTB) and has completed a portfolio transition utilizing its agency

KBC Bank NV Selects SunGard for STP intelliMATCH

SunGard eProcess Intelligence, an operating unit of SunGard announced that KBC Bank NV, Belgium's third largest bank, has selected intelliMATCH for matching and reconciliation of securities items and related cash. SunGard's exception processing solutions help improve straight through processing rates

20% Growth Seen In Hedge Fund Assets In 2002

For the second consecutive year, leading hedge fund advisory firm Parker Global Strategies is forecasting 20% plus growth in global allocations to hedge funds in 2002, with arbitrage strategies expected to net the biggest inflows of assets. "Hedge funds will

South African Win for State Street

Nedbank, part of Nedcor banking group, and State Street Bank and Trust Company, the principal subsidiary of State Street Corporation and the leading US provider of services to public funds, announced today that South Africa's Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF)

The LSE, LCH and Euroclear Deal: Who Benefits?

Euroclear has honoured its promise to switch strategic focus from Clearstream to building relationships with other European trading platforms, CSDs and CCPs. Considered cynically, the Brussels based ICSD rushed out news today it had agreed with the London Stock Exchange