Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking (SG CIB) hired Mark Landis to head its fixed
income and currencies sales for the Americas.
In his new position, Landis will become responsible for expanding and managing the firm’s client relationships in the region for products spanning securitized, interest rate, credit, and foreign exchange products.
He will be based in New York and report to Vincent Bonamy, head of fixed income and currencies for the Americas, and to David Knott, global head of fixed income and currencies sales.
Landis was previously at Panda Global Advisors where he was a founding partner and global head of business development. He has more than 25 years of experience in the financial industry, including senior management roles on both the buy and the sell side.
Prior to Panda Global Advisors, he was the global head of marketing and investor relations at Touradji Capital Management, a commodity focused hedge fund.
The new hire spent 15 years at Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) in its fixed-income division, the last five of which as head of global sales, research and marketing for all fixed income and commodity instruments. Addionally, he was a managing director and a member of CSFB's operating committee, fixed income operating committee and the IT committee. From 1990 to 1999, he was the producing head of interest rate sales.
After his stint at CSFB and before joining Touradji Capital, Landis was the co-founder of
the RBS Greenwich Capital Credit group where he headed the U.S. credit products business and
headed credit sales, research and trading for all high yield, high grade and structured
securities and derivatives.
He began his career on Citibank's International Fixed Income Sales desk where he focused on Canadian clients.
Landis' hire comes after the build-up over the last year of SG CIB’s U.S. fixed income platform that included creating a U.S. dollar high grade credit capability, expanding its U.S. foreign exchange and rates businesses and being selected as a primary dealer by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
“Mark’s stature within the fixed income world reflects our serious ambitions in this area and our determination to further strengthen our customer focus," said Francois Barthelemy, head of global markets for the Americas. "His experience across a wide range of products and his
seasoned solutions-driven approach with clients will be important additions for us as we develop
our global client coverage model for fixed income and currencies”.