Dan Castro has landed at hedge fund GSC Partners, where he will be a managing director and chief credit officer, reporting to Fred Horton, who started at GSC earlier this month. Castro, the longtime Merrill Lynch research strategist had been seeking employment since leaving Merrill last year. New York-based GSC, which specializes in control distressed debt investments, hired Horton to begin its investment activity specializing in structured credit, mortgage-related securities and ABS.

RBS Greenwich Capital has named managing directors George Davala and Ryan Mullaney as co-heads of MBS strategy, where they will assume management responsibility for the firm's MBS strategy team. As part of the move, Alec Crawford will assume responsibility for agency MBS strategy, Lisa Pendergast will continue to head CMBS strategy, working with Jason Hanna. Additionally, Linda Lowell will be leaving RBS Greenwich to pursue new opportunities.

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