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Job Bank – Nov. 25


The following financial services industry appointments were announced on Nov. 25, linked where possible to personal profiles on LinkedIn. To inform us of other job changes, please e-mail


UK-based lender Standard Chartered Plc appointed Ebenezer Essoka as chief executive officer of its operations in South Africa. Cameroon-born Essoka, currently CEO of Standard Chartered’s west African business, will succeed Chris Low with immediate effect.


Nomura today said it has appointed David Bizer as Head of Global Markets Sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa, effective immediately. Prior to his appointment, Bizer was head of fixed income sales for the same region at Lehman Brothers.


UBS Global Asset Management (Japan) Ltd appointed Susumu Okamura as president and representative director, effective immediately. Okamura was most recently head of the institutional marketing and products for UBS Global Asset Management (Japan).

Is Wall Street poised for a makeover?


There’s no question Wall Street is undergoing a transformation of sorts with the recent rash of job losses and do-or-die consolidations. But once the dust has settled – what then?

It just may be the start of Wall Street’s warm and fuzzy rebirth, Forbes reports.