Masako (Mary) Osako is joining Fitch IBCA's International Stuctured Finance Group in New York as a Director. She joins from the International Bank of Japan where she was senior vice president in the Structured Finance Department.
Fitch IBCA has promoted Patrick J. Kearns to its International Structured Finance Group in New York. Kearns was a Director in the Residential Mortgage Group.
Susan Romo is joining Prudential Securities from Continental Grain Co. in New York.
Heller Financial Inc. has promoted Daniel Marszalek to the position of group president of Heller Corporate Finance. He previously served as executive vice president in Corporate Finance. He replaces Mark Abbott who joined Trivest, a private equity sponsor, as a senior partner.
Deutsche Banc Alex Brown named Stanley B. Blaylock, Thomas J. DeRosa and James P. Scopa, all veteran Alex. Brown bankers, as head of its global health care Banking Group.
Moody's Investors Service has named Arthur Heffner as a senior associate in structured finance, where he will be working on student loan deals, reporting to Ed Bankole, Christina Cotton and Andy Silver. He was previously in the rating agency's public finance area.