Here's a note of the latest 'Movers & Shakers'
BANK OF AMERICA
Bank of America Merrill Lynch has announced that Tim Watson has joined the firm as managing director and head of Canada's energy and power investment banking business, based in Calgary.
Watson will report jointly to Scott Van Bergh, managing director and head of energy investment banking in the Americas, and Dan Mida, managing director and head of investment banking in Canada.
In his new role, Watson will be responsible for covering the firm's Canadian corporate clients in the energy and power sector and building the business. He will coordinate closely with global industry and product coverage teams and BofA Merrill's corporate banking group.
Watson joins BofA Merrill from CIBC World Markets in Calgary where he was managing director, energy. From 1990 to 2007, Watson worked with RBC Capital Markets in positions including managing director, M&A, energy in San Francisco and Houston (2004 to 2007) and managing director, energy investment banking, Calgary (1997 to 2004).
Credit Suisse has announced that Koji Fukaya has joined the bank as Chief Currency Strategist for Japan. The appointment is part of Credit Suisse's strategy of strengthening its client-flow businesses globally, across Rates and Global Foreign Exchange.
Fukaya joins Credit Suisse from Deutsche Bank, where he has been Senior Currency Strategist for Japan since 2007. Prior to that, he worked at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ for 23 years, during which time he held a number of senior research positions including Chief Analyst in the Foreign Exchange & Treasury Division (1997-2004) and Chief Economist (2004-2007).
The firm has also announced that Osama Abbasi has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Asia Pacific Region and a member of the Executive Board of Credit Suisse Group AG and Credit Suisse AG, reporting to Brady Dougan, effective October 1, 2010. Kai Nargolwala will become Chairman of Credit Suisse Asia Pacific effective the same date.
Osama Abbasi, currently head of the Equities department of the Investment Bank in Asia Pacific, will be responsible for executing the bank's strategy in Asia Pacific and will be responsible for both divisional and country performance in the region. Kai Nargolwala will take on the new role of non-executive Chairman of Credit Suisse in the region. In this role, he will provide counsel and guidance to senior management in the region, including the newly appointed CEO, with a focus on strategy and senior client relationships.
Osama Abbasi will remain based in Hong Kong and Kai Nargolwala will relocate to Singapore.
Deutsche Bank has announced that Marcelo Pizzimbono will join as a Managing Director and Head of New York Research Sales within the Bank's Markets division. Pizzimbono will report to Brett Burns, Head of US Cash Equity Sales.
Pizzimbono will join Deutsche Bank from Goldman Sachs, where he spent 10 years, most recently as a managing director in U.S. equity sales. Prior to Goldman Sachs, he worked at JPMorgan covering Latin American equities.
Deutsche Bank previously announced the following senior company research hires in 2010: Myles Walton, Aerospace and Defense; Michael Linenberg, Airlines; Frederick Searby, Latin America Equities; Kristen Stewart, Medical Supplies and Devices.
The bank has also announced that Mitch Braselton and Matthew O'Connor have joined as Managing Directors in the Institutional Client Group, Debt, in North America. Both Braselton and O'Connor are based in New York.
Braselton will report to Stefan Hoops, Head of Structured Product Sales in North America. He joined from Garrison Investment Group, where he was a managing director focused on business development for financial institutions. Prior to Garrison, he spent four years at Morgan Stanley, where he was co-head of structured credit sales in North America. Previously, he spent six years at Bank of America, where he was head of structured product distribution for Europe.
O'Connor will focus on commodity investor sales and report to Joshua Sadler, Head of Commodity Investor Sales in North America. O'Connor joined the Bank from RBS Sempra, where he was a managing director and head of investor sales. Prior to RBS Sempra, he worked at Citigroup as a director and head of U.S. commodity investor sales. Previously he spent nine years at Lehman Brothers, most recently as senior vice president and head of commodity structured sales.
Earlier this year, the Bank hired Casey Talbot as a Managing Director and Head of High Grade Credit Sales and Co-Head of Credit Sales within the Markets division.
JEFFERIES & CO
In a significant expansion of the firm's European investment banking business, Jefferies has announced the addition of
Dominic Lester as a Managing Director and Head of European Technology and Telecommunications Investment Banking. In addition, Daniel Aharoni has joined as a
Senior Vice President and Guillaume Taurignan has joined as Vice President, both focusing on coverage of the European technology sector. All three bankers will be
based in the firm's London office.
Lester joins Jefferies from UBS where he spent nearly 20 years, most recently as a Managing Director and Head of Technology Investment Banking for Europe, the
Middle East and Africa. He also brings to Jefferies his global experience of having spent a significant amount of his earlier career at UBS in the United States
covering technology and telecommunications companies.
Aharoni brings to Jefferies 11 years of investment banking experience, most recently as an Executive Director at UBS in London in the Technology Investment Banking
Group responsible for coverage of European semiconductor and technology hardware companies. Previously he was a Vice President at Dresdner Kleinwort in
London in that firm's Technology Investment Banking Group.
Taurignan brings to Jefferies more than seven years of technology investment banking experience, most recently as a Director in UBS' European Technology
Investment Banking Group based in London. Prior to UBS, he was at Societe Generale in Paris in the Technology Investment Banking Group.
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney has announced the appointment of Managing Director James F. Walker to head Consulting Services, the industry-leading provider of investment consulting and managed account services.
Walker, 47, succeeds James J. Tracy, who was named in July as Chief Operating Officer of Distribution and Development for Wealth Management in the U.S., Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. He will continue to report to Paul Hatch, Head of the Investment Strategy and Solutions Group. Walker most recently served at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney as Chief Operating Officer of Investment Strategy and Solutions, with responsibility for strategy, coordination and overall business leadership. Prior to this position, he was Director of Finance, Risk and Strategy for Citi Global Wealth Management Investments, having joined Citi in 2006 as COO of Investment Advisory Services.
Earlier, Walker held a succession of leadership positions over 20 years with Merrill Lynch's Global Wealth Management Group, including Chief Administrative Officer for the Global Private Client business, complex manager positions in Wellesley, MA and Norfolk, VA, and Midwest regional sales manager. He began his career in 1985 as a Financial Advisor in Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia.
ROYAL BANK OF CANADA
RBC Capital Markets has announced that it has hired Jens Larsen as Chief European Economist. Larsen is based in London and is responsible for leading the firm's economic research in Europe.
Larsen joins after having spent 12 years at the Bank of England, most recently as Head of the Macro Financial Analysis Group.
Standard Chartered has announced the appointment of Peter Shaw as regional credit officer for Wholesale Banking and country chief risk officer for the Americas. Shaw was most recently regional credit officer for Standard Chartered's Middle East & North African Wholesale Banking business. He joined Standard Chartered in 2003, and previously worked for ANZ.
UBS Global Asset Management has announced the appointment of Bruce Amlicke as Co-CIO and Head of Alternative Investment Solutions (AIS). Bruce reports to Bill Ferri, Global Head of Alternative and Quantitative Investments (A&Q) and is based in Stamford.
Amlicke returns to the firm after spending five years at Blackstone where he was the CIO of the fund of hedge funds business. He started his career in 1986 at O'Connor, A&Q's single manager hedge fund provider, and was a key member of the team that founded the AIS business in 2000.
He will work closely with Rick Nardis, Co-CIO of AIS, and Bill Brown. Bill, formerly Co-CIO of AIS, is taking on a more focused role in hedge fund manager and strategy research.
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