KBW, which hired two seasoned mortgage bond traders on Tuesday, wants to add more sales professionals as it expands its presence in fixed income, senior managers at the firm said.

“What we are looking at here is a huge opportunity to be able to attract some very bright and talented people that have been in the business for a long time [and] that have been displaced for various reasons,” said Craig Coats, executive vice president of fixed income at KBW. “At the moment we’ll continue to look for opportunities that come along.”

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