• Ed Jobst is a Jefferies managing director based in New York
  • Jobst is among Nomura's Latin America team joining bank

Jefferies Group hired Ed Jobst as a managing director in its emerging-market trading group as part of a broader acquisition of Nomura Holdings Inc.’s Latin America team, a person with knowledge of the matter said.

Jobst, who’s rejoining the investment bank after leaving in 2012 to trade Latin American bonds at Nomura, started Nov. 2 in New York, said the person, who asked not to be identified discussing personnel. He’ll trade Argentine and Venezuelan debt, the person said.

Richard Khaleel, a spokesman for New York-based Jefferies, declined to comment, as did Nomura’s Jonathan Hodgkinson.

Jefferies, which is owned by Leucadia National Corp., fired nine traders, sales people and strategists last month from its Latin America group as it took on the Nomura team, a person with knowledge of the matter said at the time. Jobst’s group at the Tokyo-based bank was led by Latin America credit-trading head Adam Groothuis, who was in talks to join Jefferies in a similar role, Bloomberg reported in September.

Nomura emerging-market credit salesmen Alexander Atallah and John Salvesen, and bond traders Justin Weinberg and Benjamin Gird also have joined Jefferies since October, records from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority show.

Jobst began his 20-year Wall Street career as a trader at Paine Webber Group Inc., where he traded U.S. Treasuries, according to his LinkedIn profile. He began trading high-yield and emerging-market debt at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter in 1998 and joined Citigroup Inc. in 2003. He started at Jefferies as a Latin America trader in 2007 before leaving for Nomura.

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