Here’s the latest on the Movers & Shakers front.

Bank of America

Bank of America has announced that Paul Hansen has joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch as head of the bank’s Structured Solutions Group in Canada. Hansen was previously at CIBC.

The bank has also confirmed that George Sherman has been named Chief Technology Officer for Global Banking & Markets & Global Commercial Banking. He will be responsible for strategy, architecture, design and build, operations, product management and project delivery of the technology infrastructure.

Sherman joins from Morgan Stanley, where he was CTO of the Americas enterprise infrastructure unit.


Citigroup has hired former Morgan Stanley executive Pawel Graniewski to run its Warsaw-based investment banking office.


Commerzbank Corporates & Markets has announced a number of new appointments and promotions to its Foreign Exchange business.

In London, Peter Billington has been promoted to Head of FX Trading. Billington has many years’ experience in the FX markets at a number of institutions, and was most recently the Head of Global FX Derivatives and Deputy Head of FX Trading at Commerzbank in London; he will continue to be located here.

Salvatore Rubino has taken over from Peter Billington as Head of Global FX Derivatives Trading, reporting to Billington, he joined in March and will be based in London. His knowledge will further enhance Commerzbank’s FX Derivatives offering which is an integral part of its FX business. Rubino was previously Managing Director and Head of FX Volatility Trading at Citigroup’s Tribeca Global Management and has held positions at Credit Suisse, JP Morgan and Merrill Lynch.

The FX Structuring team has appointed Yannick Watelle, also based in London, reporting to Enrico Ferrante, Head of FX Structuring. Watelle is an experienced FX Structurer from Calyon who will significantly contribute to the Corporates & Markets eStructured Products area.

The eFX sales team has also two new appointments to head to its eFX Sales capability in its London and Asia locations. Roland White joined in May as Head of eFX Sales in London. White has over 15 years’ experience within the FX and eFX market at institutions such as Standard Chartered and Citigroup. He will lead the eFX sales team in London.

Kenji Mori has been hired as Head of eFX Sales in Tokyo. Mori previously worked at banks in Tokyo and is a well connected sales professional whose role will be to develop Commerzbank’s presence in Tokyo’s eFX market. Both White and Mori report to Frankfurt-based Stefan Hamberger, Global Head of FX Banks Sales.

Robert Lerpiniere has been hired as Head of eFX Trading Asia. He joined in March and brings with him over 20 years’ of FX trading experience, he will help to build on Commerzbank’s electronic trading platform in Asia. Lerpiniere previously held positions at Chase, UBS and Deutsche Bank. He reports to Paul Scott, Global Head of eFX based in Singapore.

Also within eFX, Commerzbank has hired two Quantitative Analysts from Calyon, Colin Trueman and Adam Paster, who will both join the bank in June and will be based in London. They will report to John Juer, Head of FX Financial Engineering.

Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank has announced the appointment of Nasim Ahmad as Regional Head for Global South Asia, for the Middle East and Pakistan in its Private Wealth Management division. He will be based in Dubai, and will report to Salman Mahdi, Head of Private Wealth Management, Global South Asia.

Ahmad has over 40 years of experience in the banking industry, the last two decades and half of which were focused on private wealth management. Before joining Deutsche Bank in 2007, he had previously held senior positions with Citi Bank, Swiss Bank Corp. and UBS, in Geneva and London.

And Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown has announced that John T. McCauley has been hired as Regional Executive and a Managing Director for Houston, Texas. He reports to G. Haig Ariyan, a Managing Director and Head, Private Client Services Eastern Region.

McCauley will assume responsibility for the oversight and continued growth of the Houston office. He will focus on the development and cultivation of relationships within the high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth client segments. He joins the firm with almost 20 years of experience from UBS Financial Services where he held several senior management roles, most recently as National Head of Talent Management for Private Wealth Management.

Jefferies & Co

Jefferies has announced the appointment of David Craven as a Managing Director and Equity Research Salesperson in London.

Craven has more than 26 years of industry experience and joins the firm from ICAP Equities. He previously spent eight years at JP Morgan as an Executive Director for Equity Sales, and has held similar positions at HSBC, Greig Middleton, Gerrard Vivian Grey and BZW.


Macquarie Securities Group has announced it has appointed Richard Sansaricq as Head of Delta One & Synthetic Prime Brokerage Sales, a newly created position.

Sansaricq will be responsible for sales of Macquarie’s delta one and synthetic prime brokerage activities globally. Based in New York, Sansaricq will lead a team of nine salespeople located in New York, London, Hong Kong and Sydney.

He was mostly recently Head of Algorithmic Sales at Fox River Execution and immediately prior to that was Co-Head of Global Prime Brokerage and Algorithmic Sales at BNP Paribas. Sansaricq will report to Todd Steinberg, Global Head of Derivatives Delta One and will also be part of the team headed by Greg McCafferty, Head of Delta One & Synthetic Prime Brokerage globally for Macquarie Securities.

Mizuho International

Mizuho International has announced two new senior appointments to its Fixed Income business. Shaun Wyles has been appointed as Managing Director, Head of Fixed Incomes Sales, and Melanie Czarra has been appointed as Managing Director, Head of Primary Debt Markets.

Wyles joins from ICAP, where he was Head of European Credit Sales. Czarra joins from Citi, where she was most recently Managing Director, Fixed Income Capital Markets Origination.


Nomura has announced the appointment of Eduardo Epperlein as Global Head of Risk Methodology.

Based in London, Epperlein will be responsible for market and counterparty risk and their implications for regulatory and economic risk capital, including developing the company’s risk modelling infrastructure.

Epperlein joins from Citigroup where he spent 16 years, most recently leading a global team of 75 to implement a new market risk capital framework. He is a regular contributor to regulatory meetings and has chaired several industry groups on Basel II. He reports to Global Head of Market Risk and Quantitative Risk, Patrick Howard.

And Nomura Securities International has announced that Glenn Schorr will join the firm as a Managing Director and the Head of its US Financials Equity Research team.

Schorr has been recognized by Institutional Investor as a top-ranked research analyst in the Brokers, Asset Managers & Exchanges category for the last several years. He has been a senior analyst covering brokers, universal banks, trust banks and asset managers since 1998.

Schorr joins Nomura from UBS. Prior to joining UBS, he was a financial services analyst at Deutsche Bank and a fixed income portfolio manager for MD Sass Investors. He began his career at J.P. Morgan Chase (formerly Chase Manhattan Bank) as an assistant treasurer in the global securities services division.

RBC Capital Markets

RBC Capital Markets has announced a series of high-profile appointments within its US investment banking business, including Frank Napolitano to head the formation of a new U.S. Power and Utilities group, Kevin Smith as head of the U.S. Industrials group, and Ron Eliasek as co-head of U.S. Technology investment banking.

All three are based in New York and join other recent senior hires in product groups such as financial sponsors, leveraged finance, high yield, M&A, equity capital markets and restructuring.

Napolitano brings to RBC more than 23 years of experience in the energy power and utilities space. He previously spent 11 years at Lehman Brothers, where he served as global co-head of the Power group and sector head of the Wholesale Power practice and, more recently, as global head of Commodities Sales and Origination. Prior to joining RBC, he was most recently president of Lakeside Energy, a Chicago-based energy investment firm.

Smith joins RBC from the Silverfern Group, where he led the firm’s Diversified Industrial business. Eliasek will partner with co-head John Brew to continue to grow RBC Capital Markets’ Technology investment banking practice and expand coverage across various industry sectors. Eliasek brings more than 15 years of investment banking experience to RBC, most recently as head of the Software & Systems group for Sagent Advisors, an M&A advisory firm.


UBS has hired Nomura Securities banker Nick Jordan to take over as the bank’s chief executive for Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Jordan replaces Steve Meehan, who will eventually take up a new role at the bank.