Standard Chartered Bank’s financial markets team has suffered some departures in recent months, with at least eight staff exiting New York and London.
Jens Andersen, head of financial markets Americas trading in New York, has reportedly left the bank. Andersen, who joined StanChart in April 2017, was previously with Morgan Stanley, which he rejoined as head of strategic trading in 2009, after a brief stint with Caxton Associates.
Additional departures from the New York team included Robert Gomprecht, executive director, Americas e-commerce sales, who recently joined BGC, as well as Craig Wiener, executive director, Americas investor/macro sales. Wiener had been with the bank nearly eight years. He had spent nearly 18 years before that JP Morgan, where he was an executive director.
Tom Haskins, head of hedge fund business development, has also left the firm. He joined in mid-2018 from HSBC, where he was head of cross asset sales, and before that, an MD at Nomura. Haskins spent 10 years prior to Nomura at Morgan Stanley, last as head of FXEM sales, Americas. Callum Wallace, executive director, Americas investor/macro sales, has also left the bank.
In another move, sources say Evgeny Yakimenko left StanChart where he was a director, eFX trading, to take a role elsewhere, but his next destination could not be determined by press time. Yakimenko joined the bank in April 2018 from Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
In London, Graham Wintersgill, co-head of global investor sales, and Cengiz Belentepe, regional head of FM West and head of global commodities have also left the bank. Wintersgill has held senior hedge fund sales roles at a number of firms in London, including RBS, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, Barclays and AIG. Belentepe had been with StanChart for four years, and before that, was with Barclays for five, last as MD and global head of commodities, non-core division.
According to a StanChart spokesperson, “The bank’s financial markets business has had a very strong H1, and we are continuing our focus by investing and supporting our client segments through a variety of solutions including rates, credit, FX and commodities.”