Scottish Bank Hires ABS Analyst
Royal Bank of Scotland has hired an asset-backed securities analyst for its financial markets division. Nick Ventham, formerly a manager of ABS credit at Abbey National, joined RBS last month. Ventham, based in London, says he reports to Mark Pryor, head of capital markets credit. At Abbey, Ventham reported to Peter Laurent, senior manager in credit. Ventham will undertake credit analysis on buy-side purchases. He will not be replaced at Abbey National, because--as has been widely publicized--the bank is selling off its fixed-income assets.