Lloyds Said to Hire Diebel From Nomura to Head Markets Strategy

June 9 (Bloomberg) -- Lloyds Banking Group Plc hired Charles Diebel as head of markets strategy from Nomura International Plc, according to two people with knowledge of the appointment.

Diebel, formerly head of sovereign strategy at Nomura in London, will start work at Lloyds in London in three months’ time, reporting to Trevor Williams, chief economist of Lloyds TSB Corporate Markets, the people said. They spoke under condition of anonymity because the hire has yet to be made public.

Diebel, who previously held positions at Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc and Societe Generale SA, will be responsible for foreign-exchange and interest-rate strategy, the people said.

A spokeswoman for Nomura confirmed that Diebel has left the company, while declining to comment further. A Lloyds spokesman declined to comment.

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