By Andrei Skvarsky.
Renaissance Capital has beefed up its operations across the globe this month with a series of senior hires and staff moves.
The appointees have filled equity products, research, electronic trading and other positions at RenCap, the Moscow-headquartered investment bank said in a series of statements.
They include five senior managers in the firm’s equity products group who are posted in London, New York and Moscow – Ed Mason, Aleksander Diklich, Irena Radman, Rupert Hope and Maria Shatalina.
Mason, who joined RenCap in 2010 and previously worked at HSBC and Merrill Lynch, was appointed as the group’s London-based head of natural resources.
Diklich was recruited from Citigroup as head of international derivatives, also based in London. He had worked at Deutsche Bank before taking his former Citi job.
Radman was hired from Citigroup as head of distribution for North America. Radman, who is posted in New York, had jobs with Morgan Stanley, Societe Generale and Commerzbank before being employed by Citi.
Hope received a New York-based job as head of equities strategic client coverage for New York, Hong Kong, Moscow, Johannesburg, Istanbul and London. He spent 16 years at Deutsche Bank previously.
Shatalina, who is based in Moscow, was put in charge of distribution for Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Her record includes a New York-based role as an emerging markets analyst for Morgan Stanley.
One more position in the London office was filled by Svetlana Vinti, who was hired from Otkritie Securities as vice president in RenCap’s electronic trading group. Vinti worked at HSBC from 2006 to 2010 before her stint of several months with Otkritie.
There have been hires and reshuffles in the Africa team as well.
Ronnie Golan came over from Morgan Stanley to run the firm’s African investment banking business.
RenCap analysts Gerhard Engelbrecht and Nothando Ndebele were given new roles as co-heads of the 26-member unit formed by the merger of the bank’s South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa research teams. They simultaneously kept their former positions, Engelbrecht remaining South Africa oil and gas analyst and Ndebele Sub-Saharan Africa banks analyst.
Three new researchers joined RenCap’s Africa operation, Roy Mutooni as industrials analyst, and Rene Kleyweg and Daniel Major as metals and mining analysts. Mutooni previously worked at Deutsche Bank, while the ex-employers of Kleyweg and Major were UBS and Royal Bank of Scotland, respectively.