The Royal Bank of Scotland is expanding its fixed income operation by adding senior staff to its structuring and marketing desks. Bart Kuijpers will join from BNP Paribas, and Mulham Alwani is coming on board from Commerzbank, according to Murray Parker, spokesman for RBS.
Kuijpers will join as director of European pensions structuring after leaving his role in fixed income marketing at BNP Paribas. He will report to Andrew Walker, head of financial markets at RBS, who declined comment. Alwani will take the role of managing director and head of sales for the Middle East. He will report to Al Sinsheimer, head of capital market sales at RBS, who could not be reached for comment. Calls to BNP Paribas and Commerzbank were not returned.