By Andrei Skvarsky.
Renaissance Capital, a Russian emerging- and frontier-markets investment bank, has hired David George from Goldman Sachs as head of trading in London.
George will be based in London in his new job, which he takes in March, and report to RenCap’s global head of equities, Ben Samuels.
His duties will include support for the Moscow-headquartered firm’s efforts to grow its business in Turkey, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, the bank said in a statement.
George has spent the past seven years at Goldman Sachs, where his last role was chief operational officer of the emerging markets equity business. Previously he worked at Merrill for 13 years, heading the emerging markets trading desk for the last five years.
Other senior hires made by RenCap in the past few months are Robert Lamprecht, head of African sales, Amr Aboushaban, vice-president in the equities sales team, Harry Stanford, director in equity sales trading in London, and Ozlem Turgay, an equity salesman in Istanbul.