Jefferies names Europe, US equities research heads

LONDON, July 19 (BestGrowthStock) – Investment bank Jefferies
(JEF.N: ) on Monday appointed new heads of European and U.S.
equities research, along with several other hires, and plans to
expand further into Asia and Europe into 2011.

Jefferies said Richard Taylor, previously at Citigroup
(C.N: ), would lead its equity securities research effort in
Europe, and Robert Fagin, previously at Bank of America (BAC.N: ),
would lead the firm’s U.S. equity research.

Jefferies also announced the hiring of Iain Reid and Brendan
Warn as senior equity research analysts in London, covering oil
and gas companies.

The bank also hired five people for international equities
sales and trading. Its London operation has nearly doubled since
2008..
(Reporting by Kenneth Grierson; editing by Simon Jessop)

Jefferies names Europe, US equities research heads