To expand its ABS syndicate, Banc One Capital Markets would like to hire another seasoned professional to work on its Chicago-based trading desk. The desired candidate, who would report to managing director Andy Cherna, should have experience home-equity ABS.

UBS Warburg is targeting early in the second quarter to bring a pair of first-time mandates for the underwriting team. After being put on the back burner when investor sentiment soured late last year for off-the-run sectors and issuers, the aircraft-engine lease ABS planned by Willis Lease Finance as well as a timeshare receivables transaction from an undisclosed issuer are now expected to hit sometime in April.

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