• He joins from Macquarie Bank to cover south European banks
  • His appointment follows the departures of Quinn and Hernandez

Nomura Holdings Inc. hired Macquarie Bank Ltd. analyst Benjie Creelan-Sandford to cover southern European banks for its equity research team, a person with knowledge of the appointment said.

Creelan-Sandford joins the bank following the departure of Nomura analysts Daragh Quinn, who joined Keefe, Bruyette & Woods earlier this month, and Jaime Hernandez, who has been appointed head of investor relations at Spain’s Unicaja Banco SA, spokesmen for KBW and Unicaja said.

Creelan-Sandford couldn’t immediately be reached.

At Macquarie, Creelan-Sandford covered Spanish, Portuguese and Italian lenders, including Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA, Banco Santander SA, UniCredit SpA.

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