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Reuters has hired Moneyline Telerate chief executive and founder Jon Robson as its new global head of fixed income, starting in March. New York-based Robson replaces Bill Goldy, who will move to another senior position within the firm after Robson settles into his new role. The appointment is part of a strengthening of Reuters’ fixed-income business, said a Reuters spokesperson in London, and follows the addition of Deutsche Bank’s Web Autobahn bond trading platform on Reuters’ 3000 Xtra terminals earlier this month.

David Walsh, chairman of Moneyline Telerate and a partner at One Equity Partners (OEP), the venture capital firm that owns a substantial shareholding in Moneyline Telerate, takes over from Robson as Moneyline’s chief executive.

President and CEO leaves COESfx

Tim Kelly, president and chief executive officer of Currency Order Execution System (COESfx), an online FX electronic communications network platform, left the firm last week, a senior official told FX Week.

Founder Michael Frey said he has taken over Kelly’s responsibilities, although he is likely to hire a replacement in the near term. He declined to comment on the reasons for Kelly’s departure.

FX sales dealer leaves Goldman

Andreas Anselmeggi, an Italian FX sales dealer at Goldman Sachs in London, left the bank last week, a spokesperson told FX Week.

Market sources expect Anselmeggi to emerge at Merrill Lynch in London, although a spokesperson at that bank declined to comment.

ANZ hires in institutional sales

Tom Nielsen joined ANZ Investment Bank in London last week as senior manager within the European institutional FX sales team. He reports to London-based head of European FX sales Sue Rasmussen.

He will manage the FX needs of the bank’s fund management clients in continental Europe.

Nielsen joins from JP Morgan Chase in London, where he has worked as a Nordic FX sales dealer since 1996. Prior to that he was an FX trader at Danske Bank.

JPMC will replace him with an internal move.

Merrill hires forex derivatives marketer

Jim Crimmins will join Merrill Lynch in New York early in March as a senior foreign exchange and interest rates derivatives marketer. This is a new position, which will "add strength" to the team, said a spokesperson at the bank in New York.

Reporting to head of derivatives solutions, Tim Davenport, Crimmins will cover long-dated (between two and three years) foreign exchange and interest rate products, as well as being responsible for managing credit risk for corporate clients.

He joins from Morgan Stanley in New York, where he was head of the financial strategies group.

AIB continues Rusnak counterparty investigation

Allied Irish Banks (AIB) is pursuing an investigation into the counterparties of rogue trader John Rusnak, a bank spokesperson confirmed last week.

The bank will announce the results of its investigation when it reaches a conclusion, he said.

Rusnak lost nearly $700 million over the course of five years at AIB subsidiary Allfirst Financial, the bank discovered last February (FX Week, February 11, 2002).

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