As part of Cantor Fitzgerald's ongoing expansion of its debt capital markets group, it hired David Goldman as global head of fixed income research. Goldman was previously global head of debt research at Banc of America Securities. Before joining BofA, Goldman was a global credit strategist at Credit Suisse First Boston. The financial services group has been hiring aggressively for its debt capital markets division in the past year by opening four new U.S. regional offices focused solely on this area. Irvin Goldman, president and chief executive of debt capital markets, said Cantor is still planning to continue expanding its operations throughout the U.S.
Hedge fund Clinton Group announced last week that it hired Ronald DiPasquale to oversee structured capital and real estate portfolios for the firm. Prior to his new position, DiPasquale was in charge of mortgage-backed trading at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods and a managing director at Fortress Investment Group. Clinton also hired Marion Boucher Soper to head its credit research team. Soper, a former managing director and head of global credit research at Deutsche Bank, is responsible for supporting Clinton's portfolio managers and their trading by helping come up with credit market investment ideas. Prior to joining Deutsche in 2002, Soper was director of high-grade, fixed-income research at Bear Stearns.