He was previously head of global credit bank research at Barclays and replaces Barry Knapp, who left earlier this year to join BlackRock Inc.
In the meantime, Bloomberg also reports that UBS added three employees to its global event-driven opportunities group for market-making in special situations.
Also in London, UBS added Monica Ugidos in May from Citigroup. They’ll report to Tom Einhorn, head of the trading group created last August.
Finally Brad Mazur, the head of structuring in the U.S. for UBS, and an analyst, Howard Weinberg, have left the firm.
Bloomberg News reports that Chris MacKenzie, who previously reported to Mazur as head of credit and insurance structuring for the Americas, has taken over his responsibilities. Shiv Prakash will assume Weinberg’s duties as a high-yield debt analyst, Stinson.