BNP Paribas has tapped a new global head of fixed income and quantitative
research from among its own ranks, hiring Guillaume Amblard, the current captain of the company's global interest rate and foreign-exchange trading desk. Amblard, who has been with BNP since 1990, will lead fixed-income trading and helm mathematical statistical modeling for fixed-income products. He will report to Frederic Janbon, the global head of fixed income. Among other jobs in this capacity, Amblard will oversee structured credit, credit arbitrage and flow credit trading. Over the past couple of years, BNP has been renovating its fixed-income house, and it brought the foreign-exchange and interest-rate trading desks together under one roof last year, which was headed up by Amblard.