Jefferies Hires BlueBay's Samantha Wessels for London Credit Trading Team

Jefferies Group Inc., the New York- based brokerage that specializes in mid-sized companies, said it hired Samantha Wessels from BlueBay Asset Management Plc for its credit trading team in London.

Wessels joined as a senior credit analyst and will work with Tom Jenkins, who joined Jefferies in March from Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, the company said in a statement today.

She was most recently a credit analyst for distressed credit at BlueBay. Before that, she was a senior vice president at restructuring firm Houlihan Lokey in Washington and London.

To contact the reporter on this story: Patricia Kuo in London at pkuo2@bloomberg.net

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