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Morgan Stanley's hot young trader has switched to BlueCrest Capital Management

If you’re a 20-something trader at Morgan Stanley suddenly thrust into the limelight by appear on the Forbes 30 under 30 list, expect the job offers to flood in.

Jonathan Birnbaum, the 29-year-old COO of the U.S. bank’s credit trading business, was named in the 2016 list. After a stint in fintech, he’s now head of fixed income trading execution at Bridgewater Associates.

Now, Guillaume Rabate, a 28-year-old U.S. dollar interest rates swaps trader who made the cut last year, has left Morgan Stanley for BlueCrest Capital Management in New York.

Rabate, who was promoted to executive director in January this year, has joined BlueCrest as a portfolio manager after eight years at Morgan Stanley. He ran one of Wall Street’s biggest interest rates swaps desks, according to Forbes.

Rabate went to Imperial College London to study engineering and interned at Goldman Sachs in the City within its markets business. He then did a post graduate degree in finance at Princeton and interned within Morgan Stanley’s interest rates derivatives trading business, which he joined as an associate in 2010.

Forbes released its 2018 30 under 30 in finance list earlier this week. As ever, fintech founders make up a good proportion of the names, along with young analysts and portfolio managers within hedge funds, but investment banks’ traders were also in the mix. Maria Egee, who is building a credit default swaps desk at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Anne Victoir Auriault, also 29, a VP senior trader on Goldman’s index arbitrage strategies both made the cut.

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AUTHORPaul Clarke

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