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September 1, 2012

Traders On the Move

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>>Jason Crosby joins BofA Merrill Lynch in September as global head of portfolio sales and Americas head of execution services sales. Crosby, a 17-year veteran, was previously with Morgan Stanley. He has had two separate stints at Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley, where he has spent most of his career. At Morgan, he was a small-cap block trader before moving into portfolio trading sales. He joined Merrill in 2004 to run program trading under Rohit D'Souza, then Merrill's global head of equity trading. Crosby will report to Soofian Zuberi, head of global equities distribution, and Ashok Krishnan, head of global execution services.

>>Roger Naylor joined UBS as the bank's head of global equity derivatives. Until recently, Naylor held the same position at Deutsche Bank and was also global head of equity risk. At UBS, he replaces Jason Barron, who will become global head of financing services. Naylor will join the equities management committee and report to Mike Stewart, global head of equities.

>>Karen Blando joins institutional broker BTIG as a managing director and relationship manager. An 18-year veteran, Blando comes from Macquarie Capital, where she served in an institutional equity sales role and managed the U.S. distribution of the firm's quantitative product. Prior to that, she was head of New York institutional sales at Bank of America. She reports to Rick Blank, head of global equities.

>>Ana Concejero has joined Knight Capital's listed derivatives group as managing director responsible for sales in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The 18-year veteran was most recently at BlackRock, where she spent more than eight years working with exchange-traded funds. Prior to that, she was head of sales and marketing at Mako Financial Markets. She began her career at the Deutsche Börse. Based in London, Concejero will focus on client development and opening new markets for the distribution of advisory and liquidity services. She reports to Reginald Browne, global co-head of the listed derivatives group, and Albert Maasland, head of international.

>>Julie Siskovic joins Rosenblatt Securities as vice president in derivatives sales and trading and will cover institutional accounts. Siskovic, a 20-year veteran with extensive experience in options, will look to expand the firm's derivatives business. She was most recently at WJB Securities, where she spent four years. Siskovic reports to Gary Wishnow, a managing director in derivatives.

>>J.P. Natkin has been promoted to the role of U.S. CEO at Otkritie Inc., a Russia-based investment bank. A 38-year veteran, Natkin joined Otkritie in 2011 from Crédit Agricole, where he ran the firm's emerging market sales desk before serving as head of client services for the Americas. Prior to that, he was head of sales at URALSIB for seven years. He is based in New York and reports to chief executive Igor Vayn.

>>Gordon "Rusty" Johnson joins DirectMarkets as chief business officer. A veteran of more than 30 years, Johnson was most recently at Rodman & Renshaw, which he joined last year as managing director for health-care investment banking. He has worked at Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Kidder Peabody, Piper Jaffray and WR Hambrecht + Co. Johnson reports to chief executive Kevin Lupowitz.