Nomura adding bankers in the US; hedge funds hiring in the UK

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In the latest hiring roundup, Nomura is adding senior bankers in the US, again, a new bond unit has popped up at J.P. Morgan and a Gulf bank is in need of Western talent.

Credit Suisse goes macro

Credit Suisse is building up a U.S. macro-trading team led by former Deutsche Bank macro trader John Li, who has already added two new members.

Nomura hiring grey hairs in the US

After cutting 12 equities jobs in Asia earlier this week, the Japanese bank announced plans to hire as many as 20 senior M&A bankers in the U.S. and at home.

StanChart seeking a new CEO

There’s no mass hiring, but Standard Chartered is looking to fill an important role. The bank has hired a recruiting firm to fill its soon-to-be-vacant chief executive role. Peter Sands should be out by the end of the year.

Hedge fund hiring

Five prominent UK hedge funds have already been doing plenty of hiring early in 2015. Separately, Brevan Howard co-founder Chris Rokos is launching his own hedge fund after settling a non-compete lawsuit with his former firm. In fact, Brevan Howard is helping back the firm.

UAE bank recruiting expats

First Gulf Bank is expanding its corporate lending and investment banking units in the United Arab Emirates. It appears to be eyeing expats.

New bond unit at JPM

J.P. Morgan has created a 12-person team to trade credit index products including credit default swap benchmarks and exchange-traded funds.

Jefferies needs more space in London

Jefferies is eyeing a new headquarters in the City of London in excess of 200,000 square feet. The bank refused to comment, but one can assume they’ll be looking to add bodies.

Three hottest jobs in London

There are really just three hot areas of hiring in London. Banks are looking for regulatory advisory specialists, governance professionals and junior M&A bankers.

RBC expanding footprint in US

Royal Bank of Canada has agreed to buy Los Angeles-based lender City National Corp. for roughly $5.6 billion. The move should help beef up RBC's wealth-management business in the U.S., which has been a goal.