Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking has added to its Quantitative Electronic Services (QES) sales and sales trading team in London with two new hires from rival investment banks.
Ian Martin, formerly at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML), joins in both a sales and sales trading capacity, with a focus on UK-based institutions and hedge funds. At BAML, Martin was a director for the firm's EMEA execution sales team. He has also held various positions at Swiss bank UBS, including as sales trader for Asian equities and as part of the Direct Execution team.
SocGen has also hired Johnny Bell in a joint sales and sales trading role, focusing on UK sell-side clients and continental European markets. Bell joins SocGen from Credit Suisse, where he was part of the Advanced Execution Services electronic trading team.
Both Martin and Bell will report to Mark Goodman, SocGen's head of QES for Europe.
QES is part of SocGen's Global Equity Flow division, which offers coverage to 65 markets across the world, algorithmic trading and execution capabilities for equities, exchange-traded funds and derivatives.