Bloomberg reports that Credit Suisse is looking to hire over 130 sales staff this year, as it beefs up its legion of sales professionals in FX, leverage finance, fixed income and emerging markets.
In the meantime, The New York Post reports that former New Jersey Governor (and Goldman co-CEO) Jon Corzine has just taken on two new jobs. Corzine, 63, has become Chairman and CEO of futures broker MF Global Holdings, and has also agreed to take up a visiting-professorship post at Princeton University for the 2010 - 11 academic year.
And Reuters reports that State Street has disclosed that it paid former CEO Ronald Logue, who stepped down earlier this month, $8m in total comp for 2009 - down from $24.5m in 2008. Joseph Hooley, who took over from Logue, was the firm's president and COO last year, for which he received $13.9m.
Finally, Bloomberg reports that Commerzbank CFO Eric Strutz has said that his bank is on track to turn in its first quarterly profit in 2 years, due to strong recent trading results.