Calyon has bulked up its Japanese fixed income and structuring effort with two senior hires in recent weeks. Yoshiaki Ishida, head of fixed income sales and structuring at Credit Suisse First Boston in Tokyo, has joined in a similar role and Ken Arimoto, marketer at ABN AMRO in Tokyo, has come aboard as managing director and head of the financial institutions group.
The duo report to Dominique Blanchard, branch manager in Tokyo, who said, "This is part of our revamped operation following the merger." Earlier this year Calyon hired a high-profile equity derivatives team from Nikko Citigroup (DW, 2/25) and is now following up on the fixed income side. "We've put together a team at the top to really tackle this business," said Blanchard.