Citi trade sales head, hedge fund COO both join J.P. Morgan

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The global head of trade sales at Citi has left the bank and is said to have taken a similar role at J.P. Morgan. Stuart Roberts began with J.P. Morgan in New York earlier this month.

Roberts has now left Citi twice in his career. He cut his teeth as a vice president at Citi’s Toronto office before taking a director role in San Francisco. He was eventually named managing director as the head of North American trade sales in New York. He left to work for Wells Fargo in 2008 as the head of supply chain and channel management before joining Citi yet again in 2013. The former managing director and global head of trade sales has now swapped out the same titles at J.P. Morgan.

Roberts may be one of the most well-traveled salespeople in finance. Previous to his stops in Toronto, San Fran and New York, Roberts worked in Canada at HSBC and held positions at RBS in the U.K., Spain and Germany. This time around, he won’t need to get a work visa. A J.P. Morgan spokesperson confirmed the hire and Roberts title of global head of trade.

Meanwhile, the chief operating officer of quant fund Aston Capital Management will be joining Roberts at J.P. Morgan in New York this month. Like Roberts, Kamyar Khaledi is making his second stop at the same firm. He worked for JPM for four years before moving to Aston Capital in 2016. Khaledi covered FX, rates, credit, futures and options strategies as a part of J.P. Morgan’s derivatives clearing desk.

On the other side of the pond, J.P. Morgan has lost its head of equity sales in EMEA and the head of hedge fund sales in London. It’s still somewhat unclear what Michael Wilson and Brian Cahill have planned next, though Cahill has said he is leaving finance and returning to his native Dublin. Wilson remains on gardening leave.

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