Who's On The Move - 28th June, 2010

Here's our latest 'Movers & Shakers' column.


Cowen Group has announced the launch of its Credit Fixed Income Group and the appointment of Kevin Reynolds, as Head of the Group, and Leonard Sheer as a Managing Director. Reynolds and Sheer will be primarily responsible for fixed income and credit product origination and execution, including public and private debt placements, exchange offers, consent solicitations and tender offers.

Reynolds, most recently Co-Head of Capital Markets Origination at Gleacher & Company, has more than 24 years experience in the financial services industry focused on credit research, bankruptcy and distressed trading, emerging market debt capital markets, and corporate asset backed securitizations. 

Sheer also joins Cowen from Gleacher & Company where he was a Managing Director. He has 14 years of experience in the financial services industry. His background includes private placements of debt and equity and domestic and international merger and acquisition advisory roles in a wide variety of industries.


Credit Suisse has announced a significant expansion of its Global Foreign Exchange sales platform in Asia Pacific, with six new appointments in Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong. 

Masaru Mizukami joined as a Director based in Tokyo. He is responsible for spearheading the marketing of managed account fund and structured products to corporate pension funds, as well as managing FX prime brokerage client relationships in Japan. Mizukami joined from Calyon Securities.

Kazuo Kitazawa joined as a Director based in Tokyo, focusing on building up our FX franchise with Japanese corporates and retail aggregators. Kitazawa joined from Deutsche Bank.

Yan Qin joined FX Sales as a Director based in Hong Kong. Responsible for building up our client franchise amongst Chinese financial institutions and sovereign wealth funds, Qin joins from JP Morgan in London where he covered central banks and proprietary trading desks.

Alan Thomas joined as a Director and Head of Private Bank Sales for FX based in Singapore. Responsible for building up the structured FX flow business for private banks in the region,  he joins from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he was most recently the Head of FX business for Global Wealth Management for Europe and Middle East.

Angelia Tan joined as a Director on the hedge fund desk based in Singapore. She joined from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where she held a similar role.

Ben McColl joined as a Director on the hedge fund desk based in Singapore. He was most recently at Deutsche Bank in New York.

These new hires report to Ivan Chan, Director, Head of Global FX Sales Asia, based in Singapore.


Deutsche Bank has announced it has appointed Murray Wilson as Head of Research Sales, Asia ex-Japan, and made four additional hires across sales trading and electronic trading coverage in Hong Kong, Mumbai, Singapore and Taipei. All appointments are effective immediately.

Wilson transfers to Hong Kong from Deutsche Bank in New York, where he was Head of International Sales, and brings a broad range of equity sales experience across markets in Asia, Europe and the United States as well as global emerging market sales.

Philip Tiffin joins as a Director and Head of Equity Sales Trading for Taiwan and reports to Marlon Sanchez, Head of Sales Trading for Asia. Tiffin is based in Taipei and previously worked at Morgan Stanley, where he was Head of Sales Trading, Asia. 

Sachin Kochhar joins as a Director and Equity Sales Trader in India from JP Morgan, where he was also a Sales Trader. Kochhar is based in Mumbai and reports to P Gopinath, Head of Sales Trading for India.

James Harwood transfers to Singapore from Deutsche Bank in London as a Director, Autobahn Equity Sales, with a focus on clients based in South East Asia. He reports to Greg Lee, Head of Autobahn Equity Asia.

Richard Sheridan transfers to Hong Kong from Deutsche Bank in London as Vice President, Autobahn Equity Sales Trading. Sheridan previously worked as a sales trader on the Autobahn equity algorithmic trading desk at Deutsche Bank in London. 


Houlihan Lokey has announced that Eileen Kamerick has joined as a Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer responsible for leading the firm's global financial management operations, including reporting, capital structure, taxes and treasury.

Ms. Kamerick brings 25 years of senior-level financial and legal experience gained at several Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining Houlihan Lokey, she served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Legal Officer for TectaAmerica Corp., the nation's largest commercial roofing company. Before that, Ms. Kamerick was the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer for Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., the world's leading executive search and leadership development firm.


Jefferies & Co has announced a further expansion of its European Fixed Income Group.

Marie-Laure Savelli-Timsit has been hired as Managing Director and Head of Rates Sales France and Maxim-Alexandre Simon comes aboard as a Vice President for Rates Sales in a further expansion of the firm's global Fixed Income group. Both join from ING Bank and Ms. Savelli-Timsit will be responsible for establishing and directing Jefferies' French rates business which is based in Paris.

Marie-Laure Savelli-Timsit joins Jefferies from ING Bank, where she spent nine years and was most recently Deputy Head of the Financial Institution Desk. Maxim-Alexandre Simon also joins Jefferies from ING Bank, where he spent two years as a Credit & Rates salesperson.

The firm has also announced that Andrew M. Barish joins in San Francisco as a Managing Director and Senior Equity Research Analyst covering restaurants. Barish has over twenty years of industry experience, including more than fifteen years covering the Restaurant industry.

With the addition of Barish, Jeffrey D. Farmer, CFA will transition to cover Food & Beverages as Jefferies expands coverage of the dynamic Consumer sector. Farmer joined Jefferies in 2008 as a Managing Director and Senior Equity Research Analyst covering Restaurant companies and is a top-ranked analyst, garnering multiple analyst awards from Institutional Investor, The Wall Street Journal and FT/StarMine.

Barish joins Jefferies from Cowen and Company, where he was a Managing Director for Consumer Investment Banking. 

Jefferies also announced today the addition of Jesse Pichel as a Managing Director and Senior Equity Research Analyst covering Clean Technology companies. Pichel has more than ten years of experience as an equity research analyst and is joined by Senior Vice President Elaine Kwei and Equity Research Associates Min Xu and Constance Wang.

Pichel joins Jefferies from Piper Jaffray, where he spent seven years, most recently as a Managing Director for Clean Technology equity research. Ms. Kwei has covered the Clean Technology sector for the past four years, most recently as a research analyst at Piper Jaffray. Xu has covered Clean Technology and Telecommunication Services at Piper Jaffray and Sandford Group respectively.  Wang joins Jefferies from Piper Jaffray, where she covered Clean Technology companies. 


Nomura has announced the appointment of three senior executives. Based in Sydney, the key hires include the Heads of Equities and Fixed Income, both of which constitute Nomura's Global Markets business, as well the Head of Mergers and Acquisition within the Investment Banking Division.

Grant Chamberlain joins Nomura as Managing Director and Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Australia. Previously, Chamberlain was at Deutsche Bank as managing director of Mergers & Acquisitions.  

James Land joins Nomura as Managing Director and Head of Fixed Income, Australia. He was most recently the global head of rates markets at Westpac where he developed their global AUD and NZD trading, sales and research business into a top three player.

Andrew Norman joins Nomura as Managing Director and Head of Equities, Australia. Previously, Norman spent 16 years at Credit Suisse where he was most recently the Co-Head of Cash Equities, responsible for all of the cash equity functions including research, research sales, sales trading, execution, and cash trading. 

Nomura Securities International Inc. has announced that it has hired Matthew Weitz as Head of Electronic Sales and Richard Conti as Head of Electronic Sales Trading.

Weitz will be based in New York, reporting to Kevin Brady, and will lead the US sales effort for Nomura's growing suite of electronic equity products. This includes its ModelEx algorithmic suite, its flagship crossing network NX, its market-leading analytics platform TradeSpex, and NXT Connect, its low latency solution for both directed market access and smart order routing.

Conti will also be based in New York, reporting to Weitz, and will lead the Electronic Sales Trading team and provide coverage and service to both algorithmic and high frequency trading clients. His team will focus on providing execution consultancy and furthering Nomura's goal of providing differentiated client service for the complete spectrum of electronic execution channels.

Weitz was most recently head of Autobahn Equity Trading for the Americas at Deutsche Bank. The Autobahn Equity Trading team was responsible for the distribution and electronic sales trading for Deutsche's electronic products in the US. Conti also joins Nomura from Deutsche Bank, where he worked for the previous four years as the Head of Electronic Sales Trading in the Americas. He was instrumental in the build-out of Deutsche Bank's electronic platform and the expansion of its client base.


UBS has announced the appointment of Anthony IIiya as CEO for Middle East & North Africa. Starting on August 1st, IIiya will be based in Dubai and will report to Alex Wilmot-Sitwell, Group Chairman and CEO EMEA and co-CEO of UBS Investment Bank. IIiya has 30 years experience in the financial industry, most recently with Credit Suisse in Hong Kong as Executive Vice-Chairman and Head of Asset Management APAC.

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