Job Wrap: Piper Jaffray hires in healthcare; Krumins quits Morgan Stanley

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Piper Jaffray, the US investment bank, hired 14 healthcare specialists from Nomura and eTrade for its European healthcare platform, based in the UK. The hires include top Nomura biotech analysts Sam Fazeli and Julie Simmonds, as well as four bankers and eight salespeople and traders.

Separately, Morgan Stanley continued to leak staff, with Deutsche Bank hiring John Krumins as managing director in its UK country coverage team. At Morgan Stanley, Krumins was managing director in the corporate finance, media and communications coverage and merger & acquisitions teams.

Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) hired Brian Griffiths from Deutsche Bank as head of its European technology team. Griffiths occupied a similar role at Deutsche. His departure came ten months after Deutsche poached 10 technology bankers from CSFB in the US.

Lehman Brothers hired Emmanuel Roger, head of the capital goods team at Société Générale, as a managing director in its French investment banking team. Roger will be based in Paris.

Royal Bank of Scotland hired Gareth Braithwaite from Barclays Capital as global head of insurance in its financial institutions team.

Laurent Viellevigne resigned as global head of corporate and institutional clients at Ixis Corporate and Investment Bank following a disagreement over strategy. He is replaced by Francois Fournier, a former Lazard banker.

Fixed income: Bank of America continues to hire

Bank of America continued to build its European fixed income capability, adding three senior hires to its London-based global market team. Anthony Brennan joined the leveraged finance business from Commerzbank as managing director responsible for loan capital markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Charlie Cho joined from CSFB as managing director and head of European credit spread trading. Simon Manwaring joined from JP Morgan as global head of foreign exchange options correlation trading.

CSFB hired Rob Illingsworth from Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein as vice president and

credit trader based in London.

Société Générale hired two for fixed income derivatives and three for its loan syndication business. Jan de Bondt joined from Lehman Brothers as a director in rates sales to Benelux companies. Ian Morgan joined from Merrill Lynch as a director in rates sales to UK institutions. Loan syndication hires were Jonathan Pughe from Barclays Capital, who joins as a director in London; Alvaro Merry Del Val from Calyon who joins as an associate in Madrid; and Garry Mueller, who transfers from SG Sydney, as a director in structured finance.

BNP Paribas hired Heiko Langer from ABN AMRO as a senior analyst for covered bonds in the French bank's credit research department.

Equities: Bar Cap builds in equity derivatives

Barclays Capital hired two equity derivatives specialists in continental Europe. Loca Agosti joined from Nexgen Financial Solutions as a director in strategic equity derivatives based in Milan. Hermann Bader joined from JP Morgan as a director in strategic equity derivatives based in Frankfurt.

HSBC hired Christophe Chazot from Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein as global head of structured equity. Chazot, who is based in Paris, was head of DrKW's proprietary trading unit.

Fund management and custody: Amvescap hires Flanagan

Anglo-American fund manager Amvescap hired Martin Flanagan from Franklin Resources, a rival, as chief executive. Flanagan's appointment bolstered Amvescap's defences against a possible takeover after it was revealed earlier this month that CI Financial, a Canadian mutual fund, had tabled a bid.

HSBC Investments hired three senior people for its UK institutional business development team. Nicholas Robert Nicoud joins from MM Asset Management as an associate director. Chris Gower joins as a consultant relationship manager, having previously worked for LCP and Aon Consulting. Peter Cox joins from Zurich Employee Benefits as a member of the institutional pooled pensions team.

Barclays Global Investors hired Claire Locher from Pictet Funds as director of


BNP Paribas Securities Service hired Paul Scully from Bank of New York as a transaction manager for structured debt transactions within the UK corporate trust team.

Newton Investment Management rehired James Parries as an equity manger. Parries left Newton last year and spent a year at Veritas, an investment boutique, where he ran the global fixed income fund.

Hewitt Associates, the investment consultants, hired Christine Farquhar as head of fixed income bond research. Farquhar left Lombard Odier in January following a downsizing exercise.

Peter Harrison, global chief investment officer of Deutsche Asset Management, confirmed he will leave the company following its sale to Aberdeen Asset Management

Germany: Deutsche Boerse boosts supervisory board; Commerz redundancies

Deutsche Boerse appointed four new members to its supervisory board: Friedrich Merz, a German lawmaker; Richard Hayden, a former Goldman Sachs banker; Gerhard Roggeman, a former board member at WestLB; and Kurt Viermetz of Hypo Real Estate. Viermetz is to run for head of the supervisory board.

German newspaper Handelsbatt reported plans by Commerzbank AG, Germany's third- biggest bank, to cut as many as 600 jobs at its Mittelstand unit for small- to mid-size companies. Loans processing staff and members of the sales team will be worse hit.

IT: Donovan moves to Swift

Swift, the financial messaging group, poached James Donovan from Citigroup. Donavan was managing director and regional business executive for Citigroup's securities services division for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Japan.

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