UPDATE 2-Goncalves joins Nomura as head of rate strategy

(Adds details on hiring)

By Emily Flitter

NEW YORK, Feb 1 (BestGrowthStock) – George Goncalves, the former
head of U.S. fixed income rates strategy at Cantor Fitzgerald,
has moved to Nomura Securities in New York.

Goncalves has begun a new position as managing director and
head of U.S. interest rate strategy at Nomura. He is reporting
to Michael Guarnieri, the global head of fixed income research.

Goncalves, who joined Cantor in June 2009 and departed late
last month, had previously worked at Morgan Stanley, Banc of
America Securities and Merrill Lynch.

At Nomura, he will direct a team of three or four analysts,
who have yet to be hired, he told Reuters.

Nomura became a primary dealer in July 2009. The Japanese
bank has been building up its fixed income businesses in the
United States, including hiring a number of former Lehman
Brothers bankers and traders last fall.

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(Editing by Jan Paschal)

UPDATE 2-Goncalves joins Nomura as head of rate strategy