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William Anderson, Goldman Sachs’s top activist defence banker, is leaving to join Evercore Partners, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.

Bloomberg News reports that Anderson is moving to the boutique investment bank to continue advising corporate clients on defending against unwanted takeovers and shareholder activists, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the departure hasn’t been announced publicly. 

In the meantime, Bloomberg also reports that Robert Lynch, head of G-10 currency strategy at HSBC in New York, has left the bank, according to two people with direct knowledge of the matter.

Lynch joined the bank in 2005 from BNP Paribas. At HSBC, he reported to David Bloom, global head of currency strategy.

Finally, Bloomberg News reports that Glencore has beefed up its derivatives oil trading by hiring the founders of two hedge funds, another sign that commodity trading houses are benefiting from the retreat of Wall Street financiers from natural resources.

Glencore has hired Jean Bourlot, who founded commodity hedge fund Higgs Capital Management, and Kieran McKenna, who created oil hedge fund Mastic Investment, according to two people familiar with the matter. 

Goldman’s Activist Defense Banker Anderson Said to Join Evercore

HSBC’s Currency Strategist Robert Lynch Is Said to Leave Bank

Glencore Hires Oil Fund Managers as Wall St. Financiers Retreat

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