Espírito Santo Investment Bank’s head of corporate access has quit the bank to join the strategic corporate access team at Jefferies.
Danielle Poulain left the embattled investment bank at the end of last year to drive Jefferies’ corporate access programme across the EMEA region, according to individuals with knowledge of the hire.
News of Poulain’s move comes days after the Financial Conduct Authority fined Execution Noble and Company £231,000 for breaching listing rules. Espírito Santo acquired Execution Noble at the end of 2010.
Poulain had been with Espírito Santo for more than four years and a further seven and a half years with Execution Noble before that.
During her time at Espirito Santo, she also took up board member roles with the Investor Relations Society and IR analytics specialist QuantiFire.
In December, Reuters reported that Chinese brokerage Haitong Securities Ltd was in talks to buy the investment banking operation of Espírito Santo.
Poulain was unable to comment when contacted by The TRADE and her new employer – Jefferies – declined to comment.