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ON THE MOVE: Olivetree Grabs Duo; Deutsche Lands Strategist

Traders Magazine Online News, January 16, 2018

John D'Antona Jr.

Mark Costello has joined Olivetree Financial as an Executive Director and will be based in its New York office. Costello will be responsible for sales trading coverage of many N.Y. based hedge funds and long only clients, as well as assisting with sector specific trading responsibilities. He joins from Clarksons Platou, where he was a founding member of their Equity/Credit Sales and Trading Team. Prior to that, he held similar senior roles at both FBR Capital and Citi where he was Sector Head for the Energy, Metals and Mining Sectors.

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Also onboarding is Brian Rail as an Executive Director and in New York. Rail will be responsible for both sales trading coverage of many N.Y. based hedge funds and long only clients. He comes from  Keybanc Capital Markets where he lead their TMT trading effort. Prior to that, he held similar senior roles at both Morgan Stanley and Citi.

Krisan Haria, Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank has made its first big hire of the year by appointing Krisan Haria – a former senior trader at KCG Holdings with expertise in data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence – as a synthetic strategist, based in London. Haria left KCG in September 2017, where he was responsible for running the client business side of trading. Haria is reportedly also a cryptocurrency, mining and ICO expert.

The chief executive of the London-based brokerage acquired by Cowen Group as part of its purchase of New York-headquartered Convergex Group has left just months after the deal completed. Philip Gough, who had been CEO of Convergex's London-based brokerage since January 2015, left the group towards the end of 2017, according to Companies House filings, ending another chapter in his more than 30 years in capital markets

J.P. Morgan has brought on board technologist Jim Adams. Adams has a Goldman Sachs  pedigree and also spent time at Deutsche Bank, Joining as a Managing Director, Engineering and Architecture Services, he has 18 years of experience in investment banking. He will be based at J.P. Morgan’s New York office.

Commcise hired Melissa Umans as Director of Business Development in the New York ofice. In this newly created role, Umans will focus on growing existing relationships and expanding the Commcise presence in the US. Having previously worked at IHS Markit and Goldman Sachs, she brings significant expertise in Research Payment Account management, Commission Sharing Agreement aggregation, interaction management and broker evaluations.

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