Lehman Brothers has raided rival investment house Merrill Lynch for a team of three foreign exchange options dealers in London, sources close to the bank told Risknews’ sister publication FX Week .The new additions would bolster Lehman's growing derivatives group in the City, following the addition of a new marketing head for fixed-income derivatives from Goldman Sachs, earlier this month.
Although neither bank would confirm the moves last week, sources close to Lehman and Merrill suggest the three new hires are Asif Ghiawadwala, Giles Coppell and Andy Price.
Ghiawadwala focused on exotic options at Merrill, while Coppell and Price worked on vanilla options. Lehman's current global options team is under the management of Cameron Miller for vanillas and Pritpal Gill in exotic options and structuring.
Meanwhile, recruitment sources in New York report that Merrill has also lost its former co-head of forex trading, Adam Kreysar, based in New York. A spokesperson at the bank declined to comment on that speculation, although a source on the trading floor confirmed that he was not at his desk last week.
Kreysar joined Merrill Lynch two years ago from UBS, where he was head of global foreign exchange options.
His departure is thought to be linked to a raft of restructuring at the US investment bank's forex group, although the bank has declined to confirm details of any changes. It would leave Marcus Browning, based in London, as sole head of foreign exchange trading at Merrill.
More on People
Job changes in the derivatives, regulation and risk industry throughout Asia
Appointment signals new direction for unit, says minister
Kamal Naqvi leaves dual roles amid Swiss bank’s exit from commodities
Other commodities moves at CME Group, Deutsche Bank & NextEra Energy
Sign up for Risk.net email alerts
Sponsored webinar: IBM Risk Analytics
Nominated for two technology awards
Nominated for post trade technology award
Sponsored webinar: Collateral and counterparty tracking
There are no comments submitted yet. Do you have an interesting opinion? Then be the first to post a comment.