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UBS O’Connor Hires Ex-Credit Suisse Corporate-Debt Trader Bohn

July 23 (Bloomberg) -- A $5.6 billion hedge-fund unit of UBS AG hired former Credit Suisse Group AG corporate-debt trader Nathan Bohn as it expands its credit group.

Bohn will join UBS O’Connor as an executive director, Casey Talbot, head of global fixed-income strategies, said in a telephone interview. Bohn departed Credit Suisse in March after working at the firm’s New York office since 2004, according to Financial Industry Regulatory Authority records.

Bohn joins a growing group of traders departing Wall Street’s biggest banks for credit hedge funds, which have amassed more assets than ever before. Alternative investment managers are attracting investors seeking returns regardless of the market’s direction at the same time that banks cut the amount of money they use to buy and sell riskier debt in the face of new regulations.

Credit Suisse spokesman Drew Benson and Bohn declined to comment.

To contact the reporters on this story: Nabila Ahmed in New York at nahmed54@bloomberg.net; Lisa Abramowicz in New York at labramowicz@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Shannon D. Harrington at sharrington6@bloomberg.net Caroline Salas Gage

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