HSBC Securities hired two senior energy bankers from JP Morgan last week. Stephen Friedman, one-time chairman of Goldman Sachs, came back to the firm after an interlude at the White House.
HSBC Securities raided JP Morgan to expand its US energy and utilities team. The UK-based bank hired Anthony Ianno and Christopher Lowe, both managing directors in the natural resources investment banking group at JP Morgan. They join as managing directors and co-heads of energy and utilities in the Americas.
Ananth Bhogaraju and Peter Myers are understood to have left Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) for Deutsche Bank. Bhogaraju joined as head of healthcare services banking in Chicago. Myers joined as co-head of life sciences banking in New York. Neither move was confirmed by the banks concerned.
Sanders Morris Harris Group, the Texas-based investment bank, hired Stephen W. Bonebrake as a managing director in its New York office. Bonebrake will lead the technology practice. He joins from Dry Fly Technologies, a developer of communications terminal equipment devices, where he was managing director. Bonebrake previously headed technology investment banking for SG Cowen in London.
To the White House and back
Goldman Sachs nominated Stephen Friedman for re-election to its board. A former chairman and senior partner at Goldman, Friedman left Goldman in December 2002 to become director of the White House National Economic Council and assistant to the president for economic policy. He resigned from both positions in December 2004.
Research and ratings
Smith Barney Research appointed Faisel Khan as a senior analyst covering natural gas & gas utility. Khan moved from CSFB, as did his colleague Sebastian Iannnariello, who joined as an associate.
Deutsche Bank Securities promoted Andrew Marcus, managing director and global head of media equity research, to vice chairman of global banking in the Americas.
Fitch Ratings made three new hires to its US public finance sector. Laura Porter has joined from Morgan Stanley as a director in the state ratings group based in New York. Kelly McGary joins from Public Financial Management as a director in the tax-supported group in Tampa, Florida, while Karen Anne Ribble joins from the City and County of San Francisco as an associate director in the San-Francisco based tax-backed group.
Credit and Reshuffling
Bank of America said Arrington Mixon will assume the newly created role of global head of credit syndicate. Currently London-based head of European and Asian debt businesses, Mixon will return to the U.S. and be based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
To fill the debt gap in Europe, Bank of America says Jonathan Moulds will take on the role of international head of global markets. Moulds, currently based in Chicago, will move to London in April.