People News: Verus, HSBC, Guggenheim Partners

Verus Partners, the boutique firm that advised the Saudi Arabian government when it raised $10bn in loans this year, hired Yusuf Macun from HSBC to set up its operations in the Middle East.

Bloomberg News reports that Verus, founded by former Citigroup bankers Mark Aplin and Andrew Elliott, appointed Macun as a partner in the United Arab Emirates, the company said in an e-mailed statement late Thursday. Macun was previously head of power and renewables for HSBC in Europe, the Middle East and Africa region. He was also head of commercial and project finance for Abu Dhabi National Energy Co., or TAQA.

In the meantime, Bloomberg also reports that Guggenheim Partners, the firm run by Chief Executive Officer Mark Walter and Chairman Alan Schwartz, added ex-Deutsche Bank executive Tom Humphrey for its securities division.

He will be a senior managing director based in New York and will focus on broadening client relationships, the firm said in a statement. Humphrey, who has also worked at Lehman Brothers, was head of corporate banking and securities in the Americas at Deutsche Bank.

Boutique Firm Verus Hires HSBC Banker to Set Up Mideast Business

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