Jefferies & Co., the principal operating subsidiary of Jefferies Group, hired three senior MBS and ABS institutional sales professionals to the Firm’s growing fixed-income sales and trading platform.

Beth Starr joined the firm as a managing director and will be based in the Stamford, CT office. At Lehman Brothers for the past 18 years, she was most recently a managing director in institutional sales. Before that, she ran product management for ABS, structured credit and CDOs at that firm. 

Natasha Jacobs and Jason Eynon joined as senior vice presidents based in London and Los Angeles, respectively.

Jacobs joins from RBS Greenwich Capital, where she worked for the past 10 years. As part of the firm’s U.K.-based unit, Jefferies International, Jacobs will serve European accounts for dollar and non-dollar denominated ABS and MBS securities. She will work with Chander Gupta, who leads the firm's European MBS and ABS practice in London. Before joining Jefferies last October, Gupta was a managing director at Royal Bank of Scotland, where he was in charge of European ABS trading.

Eynon joined from UBS in Los Angeles, where he covered West Coast institutional fixed income accounts. He will be working wtih Sasan Soleimani, another senior vice president in MBS/ABS sales and trading, in the Jefferies' coverage of West Coast institutional accounts.


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