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Job Bank – Nov.10

November 10, 2008

The following financial services industry appointments were announced on Nov.10, linked where possible to personal profiles on LinkedIn. To inform us of other job changes, please e-mail


Goldman Sachs has identified the six equity analysts fired by the company. Ousted are William Tanona, who covered companies such as JPMorgan Chase & Co; Deane Dray, who followed Honeywell International Inc; Charles Chon; Ajay Kejriwal; Lawrence Keusch and Peter Wahlstrom.


A subsidiary of the Securities House of Kuwait appointed Zaid Maleh as director of its capital markets origination team. Maleh joined Gatehouse in September 2008 from Vienna-based Raiffeisen Zentralbank Osterreich AG (RZB), where he spent the last three years.


The corporate and investment banking arm of Royal Bank of Canada  named Richard Barker as head of global investment banking, Australia, based in RBC’s Sydney office. Barker joins RBC Capital Markets with more than 20 years’ investment banking and corporate advisory experience, including 10 years at NM Rothschild & Sons (Australia) Ltd, where he was executive director, Mergers & Acquisitions.


The U.S.-based bank hired Masaru Shibata, a former banker at Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc as its head of mergers and acquisitions in Japan. Shibata, who was the head of Lehman’s M&A team in Tokyo, will take up the position on Nov. 17, JPMorgan said.


The investment and merchant banker named Sergei Popov as head of Russia and oil and gas, effective as Nov. 1. Popov was previously a managing director of LUKOIL Financial Services Ltd, a mergers and acquisitions advisory company.

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