Jefferies & Co. has expanded its emerging markets fixed-income sales and trading unit. Jefferies has recently added four senior professionals in this area, including Leo Gazal, Mike Bellero and Ken Lockyer as senior salespeople based in New York, and John Gibbens as a senior trader in London.

Gazal has more than 15 years of emerging market bond sales experience and joins the Jefferies from Goldman Sachs, where he was a vice president and managed that firm’s Latin American corporate trading efforts.

Lockyer and Bellero each have more than 20 years of experience in emerging market bond sales and were most recently senior vice presidents at Bear Stearns, where they worked for 17 years and seven years respectively.

Gibbens was most recently a managing director and senior trader at ABN AMRO, and has more than 18 years of emerging markets trading experience.

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