ABN Amro hires ex-JPMC head for European FX push

Blondel, who is expected to join ABN Amro in Paris on January 1, will take up a newly created role as head of corporate distribution for financial markets covering France, Germany, UK, Ireland, Belgium and Luxembourg. He will manage the bank's multi-product solutions-based sales business, which covers FX, FX options, money markets and interest rate derivatives, including over-the-counter commodities derivatives.

"This hire will give us the leadership, direction and focus needed to execute FX