Lombard Odier, the Geneva-based bank, has added three credit specialists to its offices in London and Amsterdam, says Paul Osborne, head of marketing and client relations in London. Osborne says Lombard Odier plans to hire two more credit analysts to add to its team of five based in Geneva, to help manage the work load generated by the increasing interest in European credit.
Martin Squires, formerly of Schroders Investment Management, will join Lombard Odier in London as head of credit research. He reports to Paul Cavalier, head of the London office. Joining in Amsterdam are Rodrigo Arraya and Arnold Kusters. Arraya will specialize in European credit research, while Kusters will be an economist for Europe. Both report to Rob Gulden, head of credit analysis in London. Arraya hails from ABN Amro where he was a credit trader, and Kusters was an economist at the Netherlands Economics Ministry.