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Imperial Capital Group, the brokerage and investment-banking firm, has hired Andrew Gold as a managing director to oversee sales and trading of emerging markets credit.

Bloomberg News reports that Gold will be based in New York and work with institutional clients of the U.S. broker-dealer operation and a U.K. affiliate, Imperial said in statement Wednesday. He spent most of his career at Barclays, leaving the bank last year, and previously worked at Credit Suisse.

In the meantime, Bloomberg also reports that Blue Elephant Capital Management, an investment firm focused on buying debt created by online lending platforms, hired former UBS portfolio manager Kent MacWilliams to be director of credit.

MacWilliams, 34, started Monday and will help Blue Elephant hone its investment strategy, according to Chief Investment Officer Brian Weinstein. Until last year, MacWilliams worked at UBS, where he jointly managed more than $800m in structured products and whole loans for the Swiss National Bank.

Imperial Hires Ex-Barclays Banker Gold for Emerging Markets Debt

Blue Elephant Capital Hires Ex-UBS Portfolio Manager MacWilliams

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