Options staff hotly pursued

Standard Chartered last week poached Deutsche Bank’s head of FX options in Asia, Will Shropshire. He replaces Justin Gann, the bank’s options trading head in Singapore, who left in 2003 to set up a hedge fund.

Shropshire joins StanChart in a dual capacity, managing both FX options trading for Asia and a global role as head of forex investor products. He reports to Richard Leighton, London-based global head of currency options.

In London, Barclays Capital has hired David Cooney and Tim Cartled