Aurelien Bessot, senior equity derivatives trader at Rabo Securities in London, has returned to the City after a stint in Hong Kong. Bessot went out to Asia last fall to kick start the Dutch firm's sales and trading operation (DW, 10/15). Reached in London, he said he returned to boost the equity derivative index trading effort in Europe.
Howard Tong, who joined Rabo in April from KGI Securities in Taiwan as head of equity derivatives for Asia, will continue to build the Asian business. Tong confirmed his role and said he had a similar post at HGI, where he worked with former Merrill Lynch colleague Jerry Wu to grow the firm's equity derivatives presence (DW, 8/13).