Jefferies & Co. is expanding its MBS group, adding 10 senior professionals to its mortgage trading team over the next several weeks, the bank said today.

Managing Directors William Jennings and Johan Eveland will lead the group. Jennings is expected to join the firm in June; he was most recently a managing director in the mortgage sales division of RBS Greenwich Capital. Eveland, who has already started at Jefferies, was a managing director and co-head of agency and nonagency mortgage-backed securities trading at RBS Greenwich. The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, the parent company of RBS Greenwich, said earlier this month that it would cut 200 staffers, largely in the bank’s securitization, leveraged finance and real estate lending areas.

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