BNP Paribas CIB Expands Its Americas Equity Derivatives Business With Key Hires in the US

BNP Paribas CIB Expands Its Americas Equity Derivatives Business With Key Hires 
in the US 
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 09/16/13 --  BNP Paribas Corporate
and Investment Banking has made important appointments in its Equity
Derivatives Business in New York as part of its continued focus on
the business in the Americas.  
Tobi Molko joins as Managing Director on the Equity Derivatives
Institutional sales team and will report to Daniel Goggin, Head of
Equity Derivatives Institutional Sales. Alexandra Pavillet joins as
Director on the Equity Derivatives Pension Fund Sales team and will
report to Christophe Pochart, Managing Director, Head of Equity
Derivatives Pension Fund Sales. In addition, Antoine Lours has
rejoined the Americas platform as Managing Director, Head of Americas
Index Trading, and will report to Nick Cohen, Managing Director, Head
of Americas Volatility Trading.  
Tobi Molko joins BNP Paribas with 17 years of experience in the
industry, the last 12 have been spent covering Institutional Equity
Derivatives clients. Prior to joining BNP Paribas, Tobi most recently
spent six years with Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York, as
part of the bank's Equity Derivatives sales force, also covering a
range of institutional clients. 
"Tobi's experience as a senior equity derivatives marketer and
excellent industry contacts will enable her to play a pivotal role in
the continued growth of the platform at BNP Paribas," commented Chris
Innes, Head of Equities, Americas, for BNP Paribas. "Her hire enables
us to further develop key firm relationships as we look to cement our
position as leaders in providing equity derivatives products to North
American institutional investors(1)."  
Alexandra Pavillet joins BNP Paribas having spent the last 10 years
at Credit Suisse where she was part of the bank's Equity Derivatives
sales force, focusing on Real money accounts covering Canadian and US
pension funds and endowments, as well as asset managers. She is an
integral part of marketing BNP Paribas' growing equity derivatives
offer to Pension funds across both the U.S. and Canada.  
"BNP Paribas is very committed to the pension-fund space. We look
forward to being able to draw on Alexandra's experience in this space
to further enhance our premier set-up for Pension Fund customers
investing in equity derivatives(2)," Innes added.  
Antoine Lours rejoins BNP Paribas' Americas platform as Head of
Americas Index trading having spent the last 13 years with the bank.
Antoine joined the BNP Paribas in Paris in 2000 as a derivatives
trader on single stocks, then later on indices covering European
markets. Between 2004 and 2010 he worked in the New York office where
he headed up the exotic then later the flow part of the index options
trading business. Most recently Antoine has been in charge of the
global index option business for the bank, and was based in London. 
"We are pleased to welcome back Antoine to the Americas, where he has
an outstanding reputation as a senior trader thanks to his six year
tenor in the US. Antoine's return to the Americas platform is
testament to our strategic growth plan and focusing on an even more
experienced trading desk(3) to facilitate the growth of our client
franchise," Innes said. 
Innes further stated that these hires demonstrate our commitment to
the continued focus and growth of the Americas Equity Derivatives
platform as a premier client franchise. 
About BNP Paribas: 
BNP Paribas ( has a presence in nearly 80
countries with 190,000 employees, including 145,000 in Europe. It
ranks highly in its three core activities: Retail Banking, Investment
Solutions and Corporate & Investment Banking. In Europe, the Group
has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and
BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP
Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail banking model across
Mediterranean basin countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a
large network in the western part of the United States. In its
Corporate & Investment Banking and Investment Solutions activities,
BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in
the Americas and solid and fast-growing businesses in Asia-Pacific.  
Brokerage services and/or securities products are offered through BNP
Paribas Securities Corp., an affiliate of BNP Paribas, a U.S.
registered broker-dealer and a member of SIPC, FINRA, the NYSE and
other principal exchanges, whose primary office is at 787 Seventh
Avenue, New York, NY 10019.  
(1) BNP Paribas ranked #1 Structured OTC Equity/Securitized Products
in 2013 Greenwich Survey on North American Equity Derivatives 
(2) BNP Paribas ranked #1 for Pensions coverage for Options and
Volatility Products in 2013 Greenwich Survey on North American Equity
(3) BNP Paribas ranked #1 for Variance/Vol. Swaps on Index/Single
Stock and most competitive pricing for Index Swaps in 2013 Greenwich
Survey on North American Equity Derivatives 
Press contact:
Cesaltine Gregorio 
BNP Paribas
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