UK-based investment bank Execution Noble has recruited two senior equity sales specialists to its Paris office as part of plans to expand its French operations and service clients across continental Europe.
The pair, who worked together at Lehman Brothers and Nomura, have more than 25 years of combined equity and OTC derivatives sales experience at international investment banks.
Dag Messelt, Execution Noble’s newly-appointed head of Nordic equity sales, was previously an executive director at Nomura in Paris. He has worked at a number of investment banks, including Société Générale, BNP Paribas and Lehman Brothers covering the Nordic region.
Nathanaël Mettoudi’s appointment is intended to further strengthen Execution Noble’s presence in French equity sales. Mettoudi previously held positions in cash equity and derivatives sales at Ixis Securities and Exane, Lehman Brothers and Nomura. Immediately prior to joining Execution Noble, he founded the OWL company, specialising in fund distribution and fund raising.
Execution Noble said European equity sales and trading forms a key part of its European expansion plans to become a global integrated investment bank.
The firm is the product of the merger at the end of last year between Execution, the London-headquartered brokerage house, and Noble, an independent Edinburgh-based investment bank specialising in small- and mid-cap stocks.
The combined outfit offers investment baking services including execution, equity sales and trading, research, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate broking, equity capital markets and corporate access.
Execution Noble’s client base includes mutual funds, pension funds, insurance companies, hedge funds as well as listed and unlisted growth and mid-cap companies.