TRADING UP: Mizuho Adds Peerbhoy; Hobert to BTIG


Mizuho International has named a new head of fixed income who joins the bank after 24 years with Credit Suisse. Zahra Peerbhoy joined the Asian bank and will be responsible for Mizuho’s international fixed income sales and trading, structured solutions and derivatives. Peerbhoy worked most recently as a managing director within the Credit Suisse’s global markets business.

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David Hobert, BTIG

Integral, a financial technology partner to foreign exchange participants, said it appointed Vikas Srivastava as Chief Revenue Officer with responsibility for growing company revenues across all client segments including banks, brokers, and asset managers. In this newly created role, Srivastava, who has over 30 years of experience in trading and sales, will manage sales, business development and solutions to ensure that Integral continues its singular focus of helping its customers outperform their competition in foreign exchange markets. Prior to joining Integral, Srivastava was founder and CEO of Cogence Capital, a quantitative trading company.  For more than a decade before that he held numerous senior management positions at Citigroup in New York, leaving as its global head of e-commerce for the fixed income division. Vikas began his career at Barclays Global Investors in San Francisco where he became the Head of Currency Trading and Risk Management.

Agency brokerage BTIG continued its recent hiring spree and landed David Hobert for the firm’s Foreign Exchange (FX) team. Based in New York, Hobert will help to expand BTIG’s global FX sales presence, and will focus on developing new business. Joining as a Managing Director, he spent several years in a senior Business Development role at Autonomy Capital. Previously, he held management and sales roles in New York and London including Head of Emerging Market Sales at UBS and RBC, and Head of Local Market Sales at Lehman Brothers. He will report to Alan Circle and Martin Ferraro, Managing Directors and Co-Heads of Foreign Exchange Trading at BTIG

RBC Capital Markets has just hired Morgan Stanley’s head of fixed income modelling, Vasily Strela, as global head of FICC quantitative strategies. Strela joined Morgan Stanley in 2009 from J.P. Morgan, where he was an executive director in quantitative research. Before this, he was head of emerging market quants in at Bear Stearns, having had the misfortune to join in June 2007, less than a year before its collapse in March 2008. Before this, he was head of emerging markets quants at Morgan Stanley.

Michael Bailleux left TradingScreen after ten years in total to move to Trafix in its institutional Sales department.

Abacus Group, a provider of hosted IT solutions for alternative investment firms, named Dave Parsons as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Parsons brings over 25 years of experience in the IT and security fields working primarily as a private security consultant for some of the largest financial services firms in the world, including Barclays, Deutsche Bank, Citibank and Macquarie Bank.

Intercontinental Exchange announced the promotion of several senior executives:

  • Charles A. Vice has been named Vice Chairman, with continued responsibility for ICE’s global technology, information security and operations. He was previously President and Chief Operating Officer.
  • Benjamin Jackson, formerly ICE’s Chief Commercial Officer, has been named President. In this capacity, Jackson will coordinate ICE’s global futures and OTC trading businesses. Additionally, he will continue to be responsible for leading the integration planning and execution of ICE’s acquisitions and joint ventures.
  • Mark Wassersug, previously ICE’s SVP of Operations, has been named Chief Operating Officer, where he will continue to lead operations, including IT infrastructure, data networks, data centers and engineering.

    Kenneth Kane, Macquarie

Three members of Credit Suisse’s London program trading team, the most senior of which is understood to be Kenneth Kane, Credit Suisse’s former managing director of program trading, have left the firm for Macquarie. Credit Suisse declined to comment, but Kane’s ex-colleagues confirmed that he quit yesterday along with “others.”

The head of fixed income execution at AXA Investment Management has departed after more than a decade with the firm to join BNP Paribas Asset Management, according to a spokesperson. Yann Couellan was appointed head of fixed income execution at BNP Paribas in October this year, having been in the same role at AXA Investment Management for 10 years.

Jack Lew, who served as treasury secretary under former President Barack Obama, has joined New York City private equity firm Lindsay Goldberg as a partner. Lew says the idea of being part of a smaller organization draws him, after years working in a large bureaucracy.

trueEX, an interest-rate swap execution platform, has hired Kevin Lupowitz as Chief Technology Officer. Lupowitz has held pioneering roles at several successful electronic trading firms, such as Liquidnet where he was a founding employee and Chief Information Officer. Also, Lupowitz served as CIO at trading platform FXAll, he was responsible for the technology transition and integration with Thomson Reuters. Most recently, he was CIO of biometric secured ID provider CLEAR (by Alclear, LLC) where he led the core technology transformation to its Identity-as-a-Service platform.




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