Neil McPherson has left his position as managing director and senior strategist, group head of ABS research at Credit Suisse First Boston, to head the ABS syndicate desk at ABN AMRO. Taking over McPherson's responsibilities will be Director Rod Dubitsky, who joined the firm in 2000 from Moody's Investors Service. McPherson had been with CSFB for 12 years, working in ABS sales before joining the research group in 1999 and taking over in mid-2000.
Deutsche Bank Securities has hired Neil Ahuja as managing director and head of the MBS group, responsible for agency and private label CMOs, hybrid ARMs and mortgage derivatives. He reports to Phil Weingord, head of Global Markets for the Americas. Also, DBSI hired John Roach who joins as a MD and head of mortgage derivative trading, reporting to Ahuja. Both join the firm from RBS Greenwich Capital.