Barclays Capital has hired Ekaterina (Katya) Aleksandrova to work in its term ABS structuring group, reporting to managing director and group head Michael Wade. Aleksandrova has worked for the past eight months at recently sold surety provider FGIC. The move reunites her with Giuseppe Pagano and Marta Ricardo, with whom she worked in the credit card group at JPMorgan Securities for two years.
Deborah McDonald has been hired by Wachovia Corporate and Institutional Trust Services as new business development officer in its structured-finance trust services group, where she will head the trustee sales team for CDOs. She has spent the previous six years working in U.S. Bank's corporate trust sales group, where she was a vice president. She will work out of Wachovia's Hartford, Conn. office, reporting to Christophe Schroeder, structured finance trust sales manager.