Goldman bolsters Asian team; hedge fund set to grow in Europe

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In the latest hiring roundup, Goldman eyes M&A growth, a big name launches a boutique and a U.S. hedge fund looks to expand in Europe.

Private Swiss banks hiring away from home

Private banks in Switzerland are opening branches in other European countries as they look to cater their services to a greater number of wealthy customers. They’re relocating Swiss bankers and hiring locals as a result.

Goldman on Asian M&A push

Goldman Sachs is bolstering its M&A team in Asia with internal transfers and new appointments.

Second managing principle needed

It’s only one opening, but it’s a big one. Halcyon Asset Management is looking for a second managing principle to help with the U.S. firm's push into Europe. The just hiredBenros Capital founder and ex-Goldman prop trader Daniele Benatoff as the first key piece.

Taubman hiring M&A bankers

Former Morgan Stanley rainmaker Paul Taubman is opening up his own boutique M&A firm. Here’s already poached to former co-workers, but with Taubman’s impressive track record, he may need more bankers soon, likely with a Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) background.

Talent moving both ways in Hong Kong

Because poaching from global investment banks is often too expensive, Chinese banks are now tapping another source of M&A talent: the Big Four consultancies in Hong Kong. Meanwhile, EY, KPMG and PwC are hiring investment bankers to fill their own holes.

Saudi bank with big growth plans

Saudi Hollandi Bank (AAAL) is planning a hiring spree as it looks to take advantage of the hot IPO market in Saudi Arabia.

Florida lenders needed

Commercial and residential lending bankers are in desperate need in South Florida. TD Bank has hired 60 people during the last two months alone.

Citadel eyes swaps platform

Citadel is setting up a swaps dealer to compete with big banks in the over-the-counter derivatives market. The firm has already poached one exec from Credit Suisse.


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