ABN Amro has poached eight staff from Morgan Stanley in Tokyo to join its Japanese fixed income business.Takashi Goto comes to the Dutch bank as head of fixed income distribution, with Hisanori Takayama, Shinichi Ichisugi and Yasuhiro Sugimura all working below him in distribution roles.
Meanwhile, Hiroyuki Miura joins as head of Japanese government bond sales, and Tadashi Kikugawa starts as head of bonds and swaps trading.
Tatsuo Ichikawa has also defected to ABN, joining as head of domestic research, along with Suguru Ito, who joins as an asset liability management analyst.
“The new hires will…[create] a stronger platform selling derivatives, structured products and asset liability management services to institutional clients in Japan,” said Jakob Groot, ABN Amro country representative, in Tokyo.
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