16 October 2017
RenCap Securities announces two senior FICC hires in New York

New York and London, 16 October – RenCap Securities Inc, the US subsidiary of Renaissance Capital, a leading emerging and frontier markets investment bank, today announces the appointments of Amir Zada and James Hogan to its Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities (FICC) team in New York.

Amir Zada joined RenCap Securities Inc. as a Managing Director, Head of Special Situations, FICC Sales earlier in September to focus on Russia/CIS & Frontier Markets. Effective today, James Hogan joins RenCap Securities Inc as a Director, FICC Sales, focusing on EM fixed income and local market products in SSA, CEEMEA, and the Middle East.

Based in New York, Amir and James will report to Peter Bartlett, Head of Sales, SSA & Frontier markets, and Anthony Simone, President, Renaissance Capital.

Peter Bartlett, Head of Sales, SSA & Frontier markets, said: “We are glad that Amir and James are on board with the company. Their expertise and calibre, combined with our existing FICC Sales platform, are a winning formula for the Firm and will help boost its North America offering by delivering co-ordinated international distribution across an ever-evolving emerging and frontier markets product range.”

Amir brings with him a wealth of experience in EM fixed income, hedge fund and real money investing. Prior to joining Renaissance Capital, Amir worked for over a decade at Exotix Capital, a boutique emerging market investment bank, founded by Peter Bartlett in 1999. He led the sales teams in the UK and US, building and expanding the Exotix business in the target regions. His roles at the company included serving as Managing Director, Head of Hedge Fund Sales, North America, with a focus on Emerging Market, Frontier and Distressed Debt. Prior to this, Amir worked as an analyst at JP Morgan Chase from 2000 to 2002.

Amir holds an MSc in International Management CEMS from HEC Paris, as well as an MSc in Management from the London School of Economics.

James is a seasoned EM fixed income and local markets sales professional with extensive experience in marketing and building out the EM asset class, and transacting sovereign and corporate credit products, local rates, foreign exchange and derivatives.

Previously, James was Managing Director, EM Fixed Income at Imperial Capital, New York from 2015, covering North American institutional accounts. His track record includes over 20 years with JP Morgan Securities Inc, New York (1993-2015), where he held various positions in EM sales, most recently as Executive Director, EM FI and Local Market Sales. In this role, he covered North American accounts and all EM and local FI products trading. James is a gradua