Dresdner Kleinwort has unveiled six new appointments to its rates flow trading team.
Firstly, as managing director and head of interest rates flow trading, reporting to Eddie Listorti, head of fixed income, currencies and commodities, is Domenico Crapanzano, who has already joined and will be based in London, responsible for co-ordinating the flow trading businesses across regions for Government bonds and swaps, agencies and covered bonds, FX forwards and exchange traded derivatives.
He joins from Bank of America (BofA) where he most recently acted as managing director and global head of e-trading, prior to which he spent two and a half years at Barclays Capital on the euro rates market making desk..
Joining Crapanzano on August 1 as managing director and head of EUR and GBP liquid rates trading is Claudio Pinto who moves from Barclays Capital having also held senior positions on its euro rates trading desk. He will be based in London and will report to Crapanzano.
In addition to the two senior hires, three more have been made who will all report to Pinto and also be based in London.
Vito Santoro who joins on September 3 as director, liquid rates trading desk, will be in charge of trading the long end of the euro curve. He also joins from a senior trading position at Barclays Capital – as does Louis Chong who will join at the end of August as a euro rates trader.
Dresdner has also boosted its capabilities with the hire of Wee-Khoon Chong who joins the firm as a euro rates dealer, having previously been a euro rates strategist at BofA.
The sixth appointment was made in Singapore as Hidetaka (Hawk) Namiki joined back in May as director, rates flow products. Namiki reports to Paul Durrant, head of rates flow and credit trading, Singapore. He was previously at ABN Amro as senior trader in macro flow trading and has also held a senior post at Banc of America Securities in Japan.
“The quality hires we have made in rates flow trading demonstrate our strong commitment to enhancing our existing global fixed income business,” says Listorti. “Domenico and Claudio both have wide knowledge and depth of experience to bring to their respective roles and will be well supported by additional new members of the team.”