Gibbs is the most recent of Millennium's departed five-person equity volatility trading group to resurface. Joe Farrell recently joined the proprietary trading desk at Merrill Lynch in New York (DW, 9/15). Chris Leone, portfolio manager, Bill Bane and David Frakes, are still on gardening leave. Reached on his cell phone, Leone declined comment on their plans or the reason for their departure. Leone, Gibbs, Farrell and Bane joined Millennium last year from Deutsche Bank.
Calls to Millennium were not immediately returned.