RBC Capital Markets appointed Peter Hirsch as managing director and head of U.S. dollar rates and mortgage trading. The new appointee's, who will be based in New York, focus includes coverage of governments, agencies, agency mortgages and derivatives.

Hirsch has worked in financial services for over 25 years. He was previously from Standard Chartered Bank where he was head of G-10 and emerging markets rates trading in the Americas.

Before returning to the sell side, Hirsch was the CIO of Archeus Capital Management, a multi-strategy hedge fund. Previously, he worked at Citigroup as global co-head of interest rate trading, credit derivatives trading and sales, and at Salomon Brothers as head of U.S. interest rate trading.

"Peter's arrival to the firm reflects RBC Capital Markets’ commitment to further expanding our fixed income platform across product areas in the U.S., and to providing our clients with access to our world class rates franchise," said Jonathan Hunter, global co-head of fixed-income and currencies at RBC Capital. "Peter's breadth of experience on both the buy and sell sides will help us best service the needs of our U.S. clients as well as our global clients who work with us for U.S. products."

RBC Capital has over 270 employees in fixed income and currencies in the U.S., and more than 720 globally. RBC Capital Markets is a primary dealer in the U.S., Canada, U.K, Australia, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.

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