RBC boosts global credit and equity sales trading with three new hires

Incoming traders and sales traders join from Raymond James, Barclays and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

RBC has boosted its global credit and equity sales trading offerings with three senior hires, including a new European head of North American equity sales trading.

Nicole Baker has been appointed to head up RBC’s North American equity sales trading team for Europe, responsible for working with the UK and European sales and trading teams to expand and grow the bank’s platform.

She joins from independent investment bank Raymond James where she served in a similar role sales trading North American equities to UK, Australian, and Continental European clients. Prior to joining Raymond James in 2014, Baker held several roles across CIBC World Markets and Haywood Securities.

 “I am pleased to welcome Nicole to RBC,” Luke Mackaill, head of European equity sales trading teams at RBC, told The TRADE. “The expertise she brings to the business will help us build on our commitment to grow and expand our global equities franchise across the UK and Europe.”

Also appointed into RBC’s European credit franchise are Alex Marinelli, who joins as a director and EUR corporates trader, and Bradley Hill who has been appointed as a director and corporate hybrids trader.

Marinelli joins from Barclays, having also previously served at JP Morgan where he traded corporate and financials credit. Hill joins after previously serving at Bank of America Merrill Lynch for 12 years within the credit flow trading team.

“Together, Alex and Bradley bring with them a wealth of demonstrated knowledge and experience which will complement our existing offering and enhance our position as a top-tier European credit franchise,” RBC said in a statement.