UBS has beefed up its Iberian marketing force, signing up former Morgan Stanley credit derivatives flow salesman Manuel Muniz Morell and Luis Almeida, a salesman at Goldman Sachs in London. Both were hired by Danny Vazquez Villanueva, head of Iberian sales in Madrid, who was not available to comment. Muniz Morell and Almeida could not be reached. Sarah Small, spokeswoman, confirmed the hires, declining comment on the exact nature of their roles.
Vazquez Villanueva took over this year as head of Iberian sales from Antonio Rivela, who was promoted to co-head of European fixed income sales with Jamie Robinson in London. Muniz Morell left Morgan Stanley last month (DW, 1/25). Carlos Melville, spokesman at Morgan Stanley, said the role has been filled, but declined to name the replacement who is still on gardening leave. It could not immediately be determined if Almeida has been replaced at UBS.