Carson joined the bank in 1996 and was most recently the head of complex equity and co-head of synthetic equity. He will be based in London and will report to Yassine Bouhara, the global head of equities.
The bank has also appointed heads to manage GED regionally. Nino Kjellman and Phil Lonergan have been appointed joint heads of GED in Europe, with Nadir Khamissa heading the central and eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa region.
Michele Gissi will be in charge of North America, while Ignacio Arnaubru will head Latin America. Asia will be headed by Chiehmi Chan, with Mark Stephan managing Japan. The Australian region will be managed by Matt Milsom.
All regional heads of GED will report to Carson.
The GED unit encompasses the vanilla, synthetic and complex equity derivatives franchises. This includes the integrated equity derivatives franchise, vanilla and exotic derivatives, the X-trackers exchange traded fund platform and the index-swap business. Certificates, illiquid assets, strategic equity derivatives and financing, and structured equity finance, as well as the equity parts of the fund and hybrid derivatives functions, will now also fall under GED.