LONDON Nov 29 Global markets and financial
advisory firm StormHarbour Securities is set to launch a loan
franchise with the hire of Paul Martin of Four Square Brokerage,
the company announced.
Martin will join StormHarbour in January as a managing
director and will be based in London. He will be responsible for
loan sales and trading, with a mandate to develop and build out
a loan offering at the firm.
He will initially target investment grade, emerging market
and Middle East loans as well as European leveraged loans, with
a focus on distressed and off-the-run names.
As part of the hire, Four Square Brokerage will cease to
trade. Prior to Four Square, Martin was head of european loan
trading at Nomura in London and before that spent four years
within the loan markets group at WestLB.
StormHarbour Securities employs around 160 professionals
across offices in New York, San Francisco, London, Madrid,
Lisbon, Dubai, Hong Kong and Tokyo, focusing on sales & trading,
structuring & advisory and capital markets for institutional
investors, corporations and financial institutions.
(Editing by Christopher Mangham)