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ON THE MOVE: Citadel Promotes Nazarali to Global Business Head

Traders Magazine Online News, May 1, 2018

John D'Antona Jr.

Citadel Securities announced it promoted Jamil Nazarali, who was previously listed as a senior advisor to the firm to the position of Global Head of Business Development. Nazarali replace Remco Lenterman, who will stay for a transition period and then leave, spokeswoman Julia Kosygina confirmed. Prior to Citadel, Nazarali was with KCG and Knight for 11 years, most recently as Senior Managing Director and Head of its Electronic Trading Group.

Jamil Nazarali

Mizuho Americas hired global equities veteran Craig Giordano as Head of U.S. Cash Sales Trading. In this role, Giordano will develop broader relationships with institutional equities desks. Giordano previously served as Managing Director, Institutional Sales Trading at Sanford C. Bernstein. He will report to Matthew DeSalvo, Head of Equities, Mizuho Securities.

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Also at the firm, Seiichi Matsunaga has transferred from the Tokyo office to head the Japan broker dealer business based in New York City and David Harris has been hired to trade convertible bonds. Both are previously existing roles for the firm, with Matsunaga also reporting to Matthew DeSalvo, Head of Equities and Harris to Daniel Albert, Managing Director, Convertible Bonds.

Matsunaga’s transfer helps Mizuho further serve the interest in Japanese investors trading US-listed companies. He has served Mizuho clients for more than ten years through senior roles at Mizuho Securities Asia and Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd in Japan.

Harris was previously a founding partner and chief investment officer for Acuity Capital Management.

Mark Bamber, a top options trader at Société Générale, left his job earlier this month after six months at the French bank — part of a larger exodus at the company’s Manhattan office. He arrived at SocGen last November after nearly 12 years at Deutsche Bank, as Managing Director of Program Trading. Bamber’s exit at SocGen comes as about 10 other equity derivatives traders have also left the bank in recent weeks.

Goldman Sachs has hired its first cryptocurrency trader - Justin Schmidt, himself a former trader, to be the first head of digital asset markets in the company's securities division. Schmidt began his role on April 16. Schmidt was previously senior vice president at quantitative trading firm Seven Eight Capital, and a quant trader at a proprietary firm, according to his LinkedIn profile. 

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