Jefferies Said to Hire Top Citigroup Treasuries Trader Kim

Jefferies Group LLC has hired Steven Kim, former head of U.S. Treasuries trading at Citigroup Inc., for its Treasuries trading group in New York, according to a person with knowledge of the move who requested anonymity to discuss personnel matters.

Scott Helfman, a spokesman at Citigroup, and Richard Khaleel, a spokesman at Jefferies, declined to comment. The New York-based companies are among the 22 primary dealers that trade Treasuries with the Federal Reserve.

Kim moved to New York to run U.S. Treasuries trading this year, after working for Citigroup in Tokyo as a U.S. interest-rates trader. He didn’t respond to messages left on a mobile phone number and to e-mails.

Kim previously worked at Barclays Plc and Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., according to industry records.

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