Citi bolsters equities execution team with new hires

Several hires have been made within the equities electronic execution sales team in a bid to boost Citi’s equities franchise.

Citi has poached a number of people to join its equities electronic execution business, according to a memo seen by The TRADE.

Joseph Sidibe has joined as a senior salesperson within platform sales, focusing on electronic trading services for the bank’s institutional clients.

He joins Citi from Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he spent 10 years, most recently heading up the electronic sales for Continental Europe.

Citi said as it continues to build momentum of its equities platform, it is “committed to attracting the industry’s top talent to provide clients with market-leading solutions across products and geographies”.

Also joining the platform sales team as an execution advisory services specialist is Phoebe Nockolds, who has departed Liquidnet having been in a similar role.

Both Nockolds and Sidibe will report into managing director and head of low touch execution and platform sales EMEA, James Harris.

Lastly, Rupert Dransfield, formerly a sales trader at HSBC, has joined Citi in the same role focusing on institutional clients within the bank’s electronic trading desk.

He will report into Kavel Patel who heads up electronic sales trading EMEA.