A round-up of the latest positions for those in finance, covering investment markets worldwide
Royal Bank of Scotland has organised a new team to focus on securitisation in Continental Europe. Concentrating particularly on France, Spain and Germany, the team will structure and implement European securitisation deals.
Thierry Sebton will lead the team, joining from Mizuho (previously Industrial Bank of Japan, Fuji and Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank). He's had 12 years of experience in the European market for asset-backed securities (ABS) and has also worked with Deutsche Bank and Paribas.
Two of Sebtons colleagues, Tarek Safi and Enrique Marin also join the London-based team at RBS, along with Tristam Sutton and Patrick Tevi who already have extensive experience in securitisation business in France and Spain.
Bear Stearns has a new global head of equity capital markets as John Kilgallon moves to replace Phil Eagan to lead the group. Kilgallon was previously the global co-head of leveraged products and high yield capital market groups at the bank. He has now made the unusual move from debt to ECM after 10 months of familiarising himself with equity-linked new issuance businesses, origination, execution and syndication.
Merrill Lynch Investment Managers has hired Jeremy Cunningham and Jason Smith from JP Morgan Fleming Asset Management. Cunningham joins the global fixed income team and will report to business manager Hasan Abdat.
Jason Smith is the newest addition to the European Fixed income team, reporting to business manager Mark Rimmer.
DTZ Corporate Finance continues to make moves to expand the firm's size by employing a new head of mergers and acquisitions. Chris Nicolle joins from his position of head of asset-backed securities at Hawkpoint Partners. His tasks will include stabilising an M&A team, and organising flotations and public-to-private transactions.
Nicolle's experience is extensive due to his previous work in the real estate sector and with Natwest Markets and BZW and private bank Hill Samuel.
Head of Innovest Strategic Value Advisors' London office, Simon Brown, has resigned from his post after only four months leaving no replacement.
Brown previously set up Innovest rival Global Risk Management, the London-based socially responsible investment (SRI) research house and has also worked with ratings agency Standard and Poor's.
There will be no search for a replacement for Brown just yet, however European managing director of Innovest will be handling some of his responsibilities.
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