People Moves Monday: ODDO BHF, Deutsche Bank and Jefferies

The past week saw appointments across execution sales and equity sales trading, as well as a departure of a longstanding individual.

Former head of market structure and liquidity solutions at broker dealer Kepler Cheuvreux Byron Griffin is set to join Franco-German financial services firm ODDO BHF. He joins as head of execution sales and microstructure. Griffin left Kepler in May after over eight years with the broker dealer. He is currently on gardening leave set to join ODDO in the coming months, The TRADE understands.

Griffin originally joined Kepler in 2016 as its head of portfolio and electronic sales trading, later assuming his most recent role as head of market structure and liquidity solutions in 2022. He has an extensive trading career, joining the industry in 1999 as a product controller at Credit Suisse before moving into a series of arbitrage trading roles at Stafford Trading Europe and Nomura Securities.

Stephen Wilkes, the head of buy-side solutions sales and head of securities services at Deutsche Bank, will be departing his role after spending almost 13 years at the bank.  For nearly five years, Wilkes served as the head of buy-side solutions sales and head of securities services sales in the EMEA region. In addition to his role in buy-side solutions, Wilkes also led the sales team responsible for distributing the Deutsche Bank custody platform across the EMEA region for the corporate bank. 

Prior to his tenure at Deutsche Bank, Wilkes spent six years at JP Morgan as an executive director of futures and options and OTC clearing sales. Before that, he served as vice president and relationship manager for JP Morgan’s priority asset manager clients. Wilkes began his career as an account manager at Targetbase Claydon Heeley and also held a senior analyst position at Goldman Sachs. 

Jefferies appointed Peter Johansson as an equity sales trader. Before joining Jefferies, Johansson spent a decade at Nordea Markets, most recently as managing director, head of equity execution. Elsewhere in his tenure at Nordea Markets, Johansson held a sales trading position. Before joining Nordea Markets, Johansson held senior positions at SEB Enskilda Equities, Neonet Securities and HSBC.