BNP Paribas announces senior executives of Global Markets Americas division

Rick Steves

French bank BNP Paribas has appointed several senior executives to its Global Markets Americas division, demonstrating its ambition to grow its Global Equities, Global Credit, and Global Macro franchises in the region. 

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BNP Paribas provides capital markets, securities services, financing, treasury and advisory solutions to corporates and institutional investors in the Americas.

The bank’s Global Markets Americas platform offers client service and innovative solutions for investment, hedging and financing opportunities across asset classes and geographies, and research and market intelligence to help clients make strategic decisions.

Kunal Maini, Co-Head of Global Macro – Americas at BNP Paribas

Kunal Maini was appointed Co-Head of Global Macro – Americas to support the bank’s effort to strengthen its client-centric Global Macro business covering Rates, FX and Commodities. He will also be responsible for globalizing our US Rates franchise by developing stronger client connectivity and product innovation.

His experience in the global macro space includes 16 years of experience in New York and five in Tokyo. Kunal Maini joins BNP Paribas from Morgan Stanley, where he was Global Head of Government Bond, Inflation and E-Trading.

John Hanisch, Global Head of Securitized Products Trading

John Hanisch was appointed Co-Head of Secondary Credit Americas and Global Head of Securitized Products Trading, where he will support the continued development of the bank’s secondary credit franchise in the region and he will direct the Securitized Products Trading franchise globally.

He joins BNP Paribas following two years on the buy-side at Hayfin Capital Management prior to which he was at Deutsche Bank for 12 years, most recently as Global Head of Securitized Products Trading.

Charlie Shah and Bo Bazylevsky to expand broader credit franchise in the region

Charlie Shah was appointed Head of IG & CDS Trading Americas to focus on delivering a full IG product suite across cash and derivatives to the bank’s clients. He has over 20 years of industry experience and joined BNP Paribas from RBC, where he ran the US Investment Grade Trading Business.

Bo Bazylevsky was appointed Head of LatAm Flow Credit Trading, having joined from Stifel where he was Head of Emerging Markets. He brings over 20 years of trading experience in emerging markets fixed income and has worked at institutions like JP Morgan, Bank of America- Merrill Lynch and Bear Stearns.

Michael Rietbrock, Head of Research, Global Equities at BNP Paribas

Michael Rietbrock was appointed Head of Research within the bank’s Global Equities business, supporting the development of BNP Paribas Exane as a leading provider of equity research in the US.

He will be in charge of scaling up Equity Research and Cash Execution in the United States to allow for increased strategic dialogue with clients across the bank’s Global Markets Americas division.

His over 30 years of experience in the equity research space began as a top-ranked analyst followed by roles as a research manager at Bank of America, Nomura and MoffettNathanson, LLC.

McDonald and Siddique on convertible transactions and equity derivatives

Robert McDonald was appointed Head of Strategic Equity Solutions and Equity-Linked Origination. He has worked in the equity capital markets and equity corporate derivatives space since 2008. Previously, he performed senior leadership roles at Mizuho, Credit Suisse and Nomura in both New York and London.

Nadim Siddique was appointed Head of Strategic Equity Derivatives Trading. He has 25 years of experience leading equity derivatives trading teams within both the sell- and buy-side institutions. Prior to joining BNP Paribas, he performed senior leadership roles at CIBC World Markets Group, Citadel, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan.

Strategic Equity Solutions and Equity-Linked Origination are key pillars of growth within Global Equities and Corporate Sales in Global Markets. As partners across sales and trading, Mr. McDonald and Mr. Siddique will structure and execute convertible transactions and equity derivative solutions, including share buyback programs, hedging and monetizing positions through margin loans, variable pre-paid forwards, and other innovative structures.

Ambition to be the leading European bank globally

John Gallo, Head of Global Markets Americas at BNP Paribas, said: “There is an enormous opportunity to develop our client relationships in the Americas, not only across our Global Markets platform, but also across our entire Corporate and Institutional Banking division. We are proud to welcome our new colleagues who represent our commitment to strengthen our client offering and our ambition to be the leading European bank globally.”

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