Prior to joining the German bank, Kudo was at Merrill Lynch Japan for four years, where he was most recently involved in structuring and marketing credit derivatives products. Kudo will report to Rick Weinstein, London-based global head of credit derivatives at DrKW, and locally to Mark Mallia, head of credit products for Japan and Asia.
Meanwhile, Hans-Juergen Brasch and Kaveh Taleghani join in London, as head of credit derivatives quantitative research and head of emerging markets credit derivatives trading, respectively.
Brasch, who will report to Weinstein at DrKW, was previously at Credit Suisse First Boston where he was in charge of credit exposure measurement.
Taleghani will co-ordinate structured products trading for Latin America, Eastern Europe and Asia and report to Javier Martin-Artajo, head of credit derivatives trading. Prior to joining DrKW, Kaveh was at Commerzbank, where after setting up and managing the emerging markets trading group, he moved on to head its alternative investment strategies business.