Who's On The Move - August 16th

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


Deutsche Bank has announced that Ted Wasserman will join as a Managing Director and the Head of Equity Derivatives Flow Sales for North America within the Bank's Markets division. Wasserman will be based in New York and report to Derek Capanna, Head of the Institutional Client Group - Equity, for North America.

Wasserman will join Deutsche Bank from Goldman Sachs, where he was most recently a managing director in equity derivatives sales and the co-head of hedge fund derivatives sales.


Daiwa Capital Markets has hired Meurig Williams as Regional Head of Equity for Europe and the Middle East, appointing him as Managing Director of Daiwa Capital Markets Europe. In his new role Williams will work in close co-operation with the firm's other regional equity heads to further build its franchise in the pan Asian equities markets.

Williams, who was formerly a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, will be based at Daiwa's European headquarters in London, reporting to Yoshio Urata, Hong Kong-based Global Head of Equity Sales, and locally to Masami Tada, Chairman and CEO of Daiwa Europe. In addition to his 12 year career at Goldman Sachs where, amongst other senior roles, he served as Head of Pan Asian Shares in Europe, Mr. Williams was previously CEO of WiJo Capital, a London-based investment management company.


Evercore Partners Inc. has announced that Lincoln C. Singleton has joined the firm's Private Funds Group as a Managing Director with immediate effect. Singleton will be based in Evercore's New York office where he will be responsible for managing the group's relationships with limited partners in the South-East and Texas.

Previously, he was a Managing Director at Durham Asset Management, the global distressed-credit manager, where he played a significant role in growing the business, increasing its assets under management from $420 million to $1.35 billion.


Jefferies has announced the addition of John P. Ockerbloom, who joins as a Managing Director and U.S. Head of Real Estate Investment Banking.

Ockerbloom brings to Jefferies more than 13 years of real estate investment banking experience. He joins Jefferies from Morgan Keegan where he served as Head of Real Estate and Lodging Investment Banking. Prior to this, Mr. Ockerbloom spent three years at Wachovia Securities as a Managing Director in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group, and nine years at Bank of America, most recently as a Managing Director in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group. Prior to Bank of America, Mr. Ockerbloom practiced real estate and securities law for six years at Sherburne, Powers & Needham.

And in a further expansion of its investment banking business, Jefferies also announced the addition of Kamlesh Bhatia, who joins as a Managing Director responsible for private placement origination within the firm's Equity Capital Markets Group.

Bhatia brings to Jefferies more than ten years of investment banking experience, including five years in the Equity Capital Market groups at Piper Jaffray and Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he originated, structured and executed over $3 billion of privately negotiated equity and equity-linked transactions for public and private clients. Prior to this, Mr. Bhatia spent four years in investment banking at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and Credit Suisse First Boston.


Nomura Securities International Inc., has announced that it has hired Jon Block as Head of International Trading in the Americas, with responsibility for trading and sales-trading of non-US stocks. His mandate is to grow Nomura's already strong franchise in trading EMEA, Asian and Japanese stocks with US clients, and to build further product capabilities, including Latin America and Canada. He will act as head of the business in addition to being a client facing trader and risk manager.

Block worked at Goldman Sachs for ten years starting in 1994, where he traded international stocks and the financials sector. He also led UBS's Canadian trading and sales trading franchise for four years starting in 2005. Block will join the firm later this month pending registration and will be based in New York. He will report directly to Ciaran O'Kelly, Head of Equities, Americas, and regionally to Dean Schulberg, Head of EMEA Cash Equities, and John Adair, Co-Head of Asia-Pacific Equity Sales.

Nomura also announced the appointment of Henrik Melph as Managing Director, Global Head of Central Bank and Sovereign Wealth Fund Sales. In this newly-created role, Henrik will be responsible for further enhancing the delivery of Nomura's fixed income products and services offering to central banks and sovereign wealth funds worldwide.

Based in Singapore, Melph reports to Chris Fleming, Global Head of Rates Sales and regionally to Samir Bhandari, Head of Macro Sales in Asia ex-Japan and George Sun, Head of Credit Sales in Asia ex-Japan.

Melph joins Nomura from Royal Bank of Scotland where he was Global Head of Central Bank and Sovereign Wealth Fund Sales, prior to which he was Head of Central Bank Sales at UBS, and Morgan Stanley.

The firm has also appointed James Merli as Managing Director and Head of Debt Origination and Debt Syndicate for the Americas. In this newly created role, Merli will report to Charles Spero and Jeff Michaels, Joint Heads of Fixed Income for the Americas and to Glenn H. Schiffman, Head of Investment Banking, Americas.

Merli joins Nomura from Barclays Capital where he was most recently head of US primary market syndication for fixed income. Prior to joining Barclays Capital, Mr. Merli spent 25 years at Lehman Brothers where he was the global head of fixed income syndicate.

Nomura Securities International, Inc. has announced that Brian Foran will join the firm as a Managing Director and senior analyst covering the Banks sector in the US Equity Research department.

Foran will be based in New York and will join from Goldman Sachs, where he was a senior analyst covering Mid-Cap Banks, Trust Banks, & Specialty Finance.


Societe Generale Cross Asset Research has strengthened its Banks and Consumer Goods sector research with the following appointments:

Gert Van Rooyen joins as Head of the Equity Research Team covering banks. Based in London, Van Rooyen reports to Fabrice Théveneau, Head of Sector Research.

Prior to joining Societe Generale, Gert Van Rooyen was Head of the European Financials Team at UBS Global Asset Management in London from 2008. Gert brings with him a wealth of experience covering financials with a specific focus on the banking sector.

Ian Kellett joins as Head of Consumer Staples Research also covering the Luxury Goods sector. Based in London, Kellett reports to Fabrice Théveneau, Head of Sector Research.

Kellett was previously Head of the consumer goods research team at Dresdner Kleinwort, and more recently has been working with private equity institutions on food and beverage transactions.


Standard Chartered has announced the following changes to its foreign exchange trading team for the Americas:

John Wood has joined as senior African foreign exchange trader. Wood joins from Standard Bank, where he worked for 20 years in Johannesburg, London and New York, most recently as head of African currencies. He reports to Emmanuel Ajayi, global head of African foreign exchange, and Todd McDonald, head of foreign exchange for the Americas.

Chris Makombe, an emerging-markets trader recently based in New York, will relocate to Nairobi, Kenya later this year to be the primary bookrunner for Tanzanian shilling (TZS) trading.

Sebastian Correa has joined as head of Latin America ex-Brazil rates and foreign exchange (RFX) trading, reporting to Todd McDonald and Peter Hirsch, head of rates trading for the Americas. Correa joins from Banco Santander New York, where he was head of local markets RFX trading.

Roberto Torres has joined the Latin America (ex-Brazil) rates and foreign exchange desk as the Mexican peso (MXN) spot and forward trader. Torres joins from Citibank, where he spent 10 years as a trader. He reports to Sebastian Correa.

Ian Tan has joined the deliverable foreign exchange desk from Standard Chartered's Singapore G10 desk. Tan will be responsible for British pound (GBP) spot trading. He reports to Patrick McInerney, head of deliverable foreign exchange New York.


UBS has announced today that Jakob Stott has been named its Head UBS Wealth Management Europe.

Stott, 55, assumes overall responsibility for UBS's onshore wealth management business in Europe on October 1. He will have leadership authority over more than 45 branch offices in Germany, UK, France, Monaco, Italy, Spain, Austria, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands.

In his 28-year career, Jakob Stott has held numerous leadership positions at JP Morgan. Prior to his departure in June 2010, he was Chief Operating Officer for JP Morgan's Investment Bank in EMEA as well as Global Head of the Reputation Risk Office.

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