Mizuho International has added to its recently created European high yield bond team by hiring heads of sales and trading. Richard Gathercole was appointed in January as a director for high yield sales, while Diego Degli Esposti will join this month as a director in fixed income trading, responsible for junk bonds.
Gathercole has previously been head of emerging markets and high yield sales at ING in London and head of corporate bond sales at Bank of Scotland.
Esposti is joining from Nomura, where he was a high yield trader.
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