Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein (DrKW), the investment banking arm of Dresdner Bank, has made six additions to its hedge fund sales team in recent weeks. All six take the title of director and will be based in London.In DrKW's 'liquid market' sales group, Ville Niiranen joins from a similar sales role at BNP Paribas. He worked in the same DrKW group until last year. Shailen Popat will start in May, having spent 11 years at SG. Both will report to Angela Osborne, global hedge fund sales co-ordinator, and Charles Matterson, European head of liquid product sales.
Roger Allen recently took on the role of head of foreign exchange hedge fund sales, bringing 20 years of foreign exchange and 14 years of hedge funds experience with him to the role. He was most recently at AIG and reports to European head of foreign exchange sales Christian Exshaw.
In the equities absolute returns group the bank has made two hires, both starting in May. Matthew Tricks returns to DrKW having left at the end of last year to join Credit Suisse First Boston. Clive Emery joins from Merrill Lynch. They will report to David Cooke, head of hedge fund sales for equities.
Meanwhile, Sophie Granchi joins the equity derivatives flow sales group, targeting hedge fund clients. She joins from BNP Paribas, where she spent three years as head of the listed equity derivatives desk. She reports to Zach Tuckwell, managing director of European flow derivatives sales.
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