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Pacific Investment Management Co., which manages $1.5tril, hired Gene Frieda as global strategist for emerging markets and Yacov Arnopolin as emerging market portfolio manager.

Bloomberg News reports that Frieda and Arnopolin will be based in London, according to a statement Wednesday from the firm. Frieda joins Pimco from Moore Capital Management, where he was partner and senior global strategist. Arnopolin worked at Goldman Sachs Asset Management in New York as a managing director and portfolio manager overseeing emerging market fixed-income portfolios.

In the meantime, Bloomberg also reports that Nomura Holdings' Joji Watanabe, the head of execution services for the Asia-Pacific region, will leave Japan’s biggest brokerage after 27 years.

The company appointed Paul Beresford as the head of execution services in Asia excluding Japan, joining from Instinet, where he was head of program sales trading, according to an internal memo obtained by Bloomberg. Rafi Mohideen will become Instinet’s Asia-Pacific head of sales trading, the memo shows.

Pimco Hires Moore’s Frieda, Goldman’s Arnopolin for EM Roles

Nomura’s Asia Execution Head Watanabe Leaving After 27 Years

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