Tony Kearney, a hedge fund currency marketer at J.P. Morgan Chase in London, has joined Credit Suisse First Boston as director of global account sales in the global treasury product sales group. Kearney will report to Rusty Elvidge and David Newman, co-heads of treasury product sales in London and New York, respectively, according to a spokeswoman. Kearney is expected to start next month.
A senior fx official at a rival firm in London said the move is a coup for CSFB. "He knows all the [hedge] funds and works like a dog," the official enthused.
Elvidge was travelling and could not be reached. Newman, who also recently joined from J.P. Morgan Chase (DW, 3/12), has not taken up his new position yet. Calls to J.P. Morgan Chase spokespersons were not returned.