ABN AMRO has hired Ed Vartughian, an equity derivatives trader at CDC IXIS North America in New York, as a senior trader. Vartughian noted he will trade single stock volatility at ABN AMRO. He reports to Scott Christensen, head of the equity derivatives trading desk, who declined to comment. It could not be determined whether Vartughian is filling a newly created seat.
Janine Shagoury, spokeswoman at CDC in New York, did not return calls.