SOURCE: Thomson Reuters Corporation

November 16, 2009 09:00 ET

Reuters Announces New Global FX Analyst Team

Aimed to deepen Reuters FX, macroeconomic and money market news and analysis offering

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 16, 2009) - Reuters today announced its newly created six-member FX analyst team. This global band of FX commentators are a vital part of Reuters effort to deepen its FX, macroeconomic and money market news and analysis offering.

In addition to serving as core contributors to Reuters newly launched global treasury chatroom, The Dealing Room, FX analysts will make regular appearances on Thomson Reuters Insider's daily FX programs, and will contribute market commentary to Thomson Reuters financial clients.

"Their market intelligence on currency flows, trading strategies, discussion around who's up and who's down and chewing the news with the journalists on the front line is providing a lively, compelling and addictive mix," says Stella Dawson, Global Editor, Treasury News.

Rick Lloyd, based in Singapore, has more than three decades in the FX market trading spot, options and forwards. For six years Lloyd ran ABN-AMRO's G10 FX trading desk in Asia, helping build the regional franchise that RBS acquired. Before joining ABN, he headed Commonwealth Bank of Australia's global FX trading and sales where his desk was among the first to trade the euro common currency in 1999. Lloyd started his career as a spot FX trader at Morgan Guaranty Trust in London and then worked at banks in Los Angeles for 13 years, including Bank of America.

Neal Kimberley, based in London, is a 24-year veteran of the foreign exchange markets. Immediately prior to joining Reuters in September, Kimberley ran the FX sales desk at Bank Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ with control over both Yen and non-Yen business. Prior to that, Kimberley was chief dealer in European currencies at the bank. He also has worked as a senior dealer in cable at the Bank of Nova Scotia, Bergen Bank and as an FX trader at Continental Illinois, all in London.

Kevin Weir, based in New York, spent the last 12 years with State Street in Boston as a senior managing director in charge of multi-asset class sales working closely with the academics at State Street Associates. Prior to that, Weir worked in FX sales and trading with Lloyds Bank, CIBC and ABN-Amro.

Jim Cochrane, based in New York, will specialize in Latin American currencies, particularly non-deliverable forwards. He has worked in institutional FX sales and as an emerging markets local currency research analyst on Wall Street at Standard Chartered, RBS, Deutsche Bank and Citi.

Krishna Kumar, based in Sydney, has more than two decades of experience in the FX markets. For the past two years, Kumar ran his own currency consultancy from Sydney and previously worked as a proprietary trader at Erste Bank and Commerzbank in Hong Kong. For 10 years he worked at Commonwealth Bank of Australia in different roles across Asia, including as chief dealer for Asian currencies where he was head of spot, forward and NDF trading.

Marco Garavello, based in London, specializes in FX options and joined Reuters in October. Garavello has worked for the past two years at Morgan Stanley, making markets in vanilla and exotic options on euro-based currency pairs, assisting in pricing and risk management of structured products and in sales to European corporate clients of hedging solutions and structured products. Prior to that, Garavello was an analyst in FX sales and in equity research for insurance at Merrill Lynch.

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