US-based investment banking firm Jefferies has announced it is making five new appointments to its international equity sales and research sales team.
Scott Ackerman, previously with Deutsche Bank, has been appointed as an international equity sales trader, and will be based in New York. Other appointments include Richard Harb, Martyn Bergh, Jerry Bellman and Paul LoGuidice as European equity research salesmen.
“The experience and longstanding client relationships of Scott, Richard, Martyn, Jerry and Paul will bring immediate value to Jefferies,” said Andrew Shortland, head of international equities at Jefferies.
The new appointments come against a backdrop of Jefferies' addition of several new staff in its London operation over the last few months, including Richard Taylor Citigroup's former head of European equity research, as part of ongoing expansion plans for the UK-based firm.
Jason Griffith, global head of equities at Jefferies commented, “The continued expansion of our international equity sales and research sales teams underscores the global nature and coverage of Jefferies' equities business today. We have significantly expanded during the past two years and now have more than 650 professionals globally focused on cash equities, equity research, electronic trading, equity derivatives, prime brokerage, securities finance and equity capital markets.”