BNP Paribas’ global head of prime services Ashley Wilson is no longer leaving the firm, The TRADE understands. Last month, sources familiar with the matter suggested that Wilson would be leaving the bank with Nicolas Marque, head of global equities, managing prime services until Wilson’s successor was appointed. He has, however, reportedly reversed his decision to leave the bank, according to Reuters.
Deutsche Bank appointed Ruchir Sharma as its new co-head of global foreign exchange (GFX) for Asia Pacific. Sharma brings 20 years’ experience across FX and fixed income markets to Deutsche Bank, joining from Credit Suisse where he served as managing director and head of FX trading for the Asia Pacific region. As part of his new role, Sharma will help drive the strategic direction of the firm’s FX business.
Mizuho Americas appointed David Moore as managing director and head of macro trading. He joins the firm from BNP Paribas, where he served as head of G10 rates Americas sales and trading. Before that, he served in a variety of senior leadership roles at Bank of America, including managing director of interest rates. As part of his new role, Moore will oversee Mizuho Americas’ macro trading business units including secured financing/repo, rates cash and derivatives and foreign exchange.
European equity research and execution firm, Redburn, appointed Andrew Quick as its new global head of execution services. Andrew Quick was promoted to head up execution services globally, after serving with the firm for the last 13.5 years. Originally joining the firm in 2009 as an equity sales trader, Quick has served as the firm’s pan-European head of sales trading for the last nine years. Previously in his career he spent 10 years at Dresdner Kleinwort as an equities sales trader.
Capital markets infrastructure provider Clear Street appointed Colin Bridges as managing director, head of prime services. Bridges joined the firm from Cowen where he spent the last six years, most recently as director, prime brokerage sales and prior to that, as vice president, prime brokerage sales. Before joining Cowen, Bridges spent nearly three years at Global Prime Partners in a hedge fund sales role. He also spent five years at BNP Paribas, most recently serving in an equity financing, prime services sales and onboarding role.
Elsewhere, Clear Street expanded its institutional sales team with the addition of six senior sales traders in New York and Chicago, and two equity finance professionals in New York. The six traders joining Clear Street in equity sales and trading roles are David Diaz, Chris Tierney, Erika Thomas, Frank Davis, John Spiegelman and Louis Natoli II. Alongside the expansion of its institutional sales team, Clear Street appointed two new experts, Bjorn Franson and Micheal Batanjanu, in its equity finance team.
Stifel Financial reappointed Jonathan Knepper and Edward Osswalt as managing directors within the firm’s fixed income capital markets group. Knepper brings over 30 years’ worth of industry experience in fixed income sales to Stifel and re-joins from Mizuho Securities USA, where he served as managing director in the firm’s high yield sales division. Meanwhile, Osswalt brings over 16 years’ experience in fixed income markets to Stifel, also re-joining the firm from Mizuho Securities USA, where he was an executive director on the firm’s fixed income trading desk.
Alexis Fauth was appointed as head of data science and client analytics by Tradefeedr. He joins the firm from Citi, where he served as global head of FX data science, overseeing the development of client optimisation strategy models. Before Citi, Fauth was a quantitative analyst at S&P, where he was responsible for a team which created X-Value Adjustment models for fixed income, hybrid derivatives pricing and counterparty credit risk models.