U.S. Jobs' Roundup: BNP continues hiring; Greenberg resigns from Marsh & McLennan

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The seasonal slowdown is making itself felt, although there's still some movement in the financial services job market. BNP Paribas continued its hiring with the appointments of Brooks Tanner and Richard Broeren to its corporate investment banking team in the U.S.

Tanner will head the media telecom and aerospace and defense sectors, based in New York. He joins from Aviation Technologies in Seattle where he was chief financial officer. Broeren will head the transportation sector based in Chicago. He joins from Banc One Capital Markets.

JPMorgan Chase hired Andrew Gordon, the former chief operating officer of Trilogy Advisors, to head the bank's asset management investment banking coverage. Gordon previously headed the asset management investment banking group at Credit Suisse First Boston.

Banc of America Securities hired Abhishek Gami as a senior equity research analyst covering the computer and information technology services sector. He will be based in New York and joins from Principal Global Investors, where he had been a senior equity research analyst since 2002.

Deutsche Bank has created a special situations group within its global markets division to offer advisory and financing services to companies from a range of industry sectors. The group will include teams in London and New York and will be headed by Erik Falk in New York. Falk was previously head of integrated credit sales and co-head of securitised product sales for the Americas.

RBS Greenwich Capital, the Bank of Scotland-owned fixed income investment bank based in Greenwich, Connecticut, hired trader Alison Barbi to the firm's agency trading desk. She was previously a portfolio manager with Fred Alger Management and also held a number of trading positions with NationsBanc Montgomery Securities and Drexel Burnham Lambert

Meanwhile, Jeffrey Greenberg, chief executive and chairman of Marsh & McLennan, the U.S. broker, resigned last week. His departure follows accusations by Eliot Spitzer, the New York state attorney general, that the world's largest insurance group has been rigging prices. Greenberg will be replaced by Michael Cherkasky. Two weeks ago he was appointed head of Marsh, the firm's risk and insurance business and before that was in charge of Kroll, the risk consultancy now owned by Marsh and McLennan. Greenberg had been chief executive since November 1999. He took on the additional role as chairman in 2002.

Among asset managemnt firms, Kingdon Capital Management, a New York-based investment management firm, has named Alan Winters chief operating officer, a new position. Winters joined Kingdon in 1986 as the firm's second investment professional, and was a Portfolio Manager and chief investment officer through 1997. In 1998 he left Kingdon for an extended sabbatical before returning in 2002.

Northgate Capital, a Danville, California-based alternative asset and fund-of-funds manager, announced that Hosein Khajeh-Hosseiny has joined the firm as managing director and head of global private equity investments. Khajeh-Hosseiny will also manage the firm's London office. Prior to joining Northgate, he was head of global private equity investments at the McKinsey Investment Office.

American Century Investments, an asset manager based in Kansas City, has hired Michael Perelstein to be vice president and senior portfolio manager in the international equity group. Most recently, he was the chief investment officer and managing partner of Ellis Island Partners, a five-member international long/short hedge fund.

Scott P. Dias has joined Boston and Singapore-based Acadian Asset Management as chief compliance officer, a new position. Dias joins Acadian from LPL Financial Services.

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