Tokyo-based Nomura named two former Lehman executives as leaders of its fixed income in the Americas unit, the financial group said today. Charles Spero and Jeffrey Michaels have been named managing directors and joint heads of fixed income for the Americas.

Nomura had previously announced Spero and Michael’s appointments (LFN, Sept. 30, 2009). Spero was most recently a trading executive at Barclays Capital. He is a 12-year veteran of Lehman Brothers, and had served as head of securitized products for the Americas. Michaels was most recently head of rates trading in North America for Citigroup. He is an eight-year veteran of Lehman, and was named head of U.S. rates trading in 2006. Prior to Lehman, he was head of U.S. volatility trading and ran the options trading desk at JPMorgan.

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