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Nomura hires new structured lending head
Munish Varma joins from Deutsche Bank as global head of structured lending and special situations
Promontory hires Newman and Gould to lead greater China office
Frank Newman, former US Treasury deputy secretary, and Ronald Gould, ex-UK FSA senior adviser, join the consultancy's China operations
Renaissance Capital hires new equity derivatives head
Leonard Ellis to lead firm’s effort in US equity derivatives market
Del Missier becomes sole president of BarCap
Jerry del Missier has been appointed sole president of Barclays Capital, the investment banking arm of Barclays Bank. He remains based in London. The move comes after the resignation of Grant Kvalheim, his New York-based co-president.
FSA director Huey Evans quits to head hedge fund unit
Gay Huey Evans, currently the Financial Services Authority’s (FSA) director of markets, is to leave the UK regulator to join hedge fund manager Tribeca Global Management, on September 1.
Barclays hires head of equity exotics trading
Barclays Capital has hired Nick Nassuphis as head of equity exotic and structured product derivative trading.
FX Concepts hires in options
FX Concepts, a New York-based currency manager, has hired two options specialists to enhance its quantitative research, foreign exchange options and non-directional strategies management.
ECB highlights dangers of over-concentrated FX market
Market consolidation and a reliance on electronic trading in the foreign exchange markets could lead to an over-concentration of risk and liquidity among too few market participants, the European Central Bank has warned.
Fitch acquires IC2 First op risk database
Fitch Risk, a division of rating agency Fitch Ratings, has acquired the IC2 First (financial institutions risk scenario trends) database from financial services provider, Zurich Financial Services Group.
Lau-Hansen named marketing head at Primus
Primus Financial Products, an AAA-rated company offering credit risk protection on investment grade corporates, financials and sovereigns, has hired Candace Lau-Hansen from JP Morgan Chase as its new global head of marketing.
Barclays Capital hires director of forex sales in Asia
Barclays Capital, the investment banking division of Barclays Bank, has hired Henry Yeong as director of foreign exchange sales, based in Singapore.
Riskmetrics aims for hedge funds
Peter Davies, recently appointed vice-chairman of New York-based risk management vendor Riskmetrics, has said the alternative investment industry - specifically hedge funds and funds of funds - is an area of focus for the company.
Citi snares Achnitz from Goldman to head German FX
Citigroup has made two hires to its foreign exchange business in Frankfurt, in a move that global forex head Richard Moore said underlines its commitment to the German market.
Lehman Brothers hires head of Japan fixed-income sales
Lehman Brothers has hired Tetsu Serizawa as managing director and head of fixed-income sales in Japan.
ABN Amro head of Asian equity derivatives transfers to London
ABN Amro's Asian head of equity derivatives in Hong Kong, Frank McKirgan, will transfer to London in the third quarter, according to an official at the bank in Hong Kong.
Derivatives expert Calello made new head of CSFB Asia-Pacific
Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) has named Paul Calello chairman and chief executive of the Asia-Pacific region including Japan, Australia and New Zealand. He will relocate to Hong Kong from New York, where he was head of the firm's global equity…
UBS Warburg snares Merrill equity risk structurers
UBS Warburg has snared Min Park and Chang Sik Cin from Merrill Lynch to boost its equity derivatives risk services offered to institutional investors, corporate clients, and high-net-worth individuals.
Bankers Trust Revamps Risk Advice Group