Nomura today said it hired Javier Kulesz has joined the firm as a managing director and senior desk analyst covering Argentina and Venezuela within the Emerging Markets Group in New York. Kulesz will be responsible for providing Nomura’s trading desk and institutional investors with his expert view on the macroeconomic forces affecting Argentina and Venezuela.
Commenting on the new hire, Adam Groothuis, Head of Latin American Credit Trading, said, “His experience and outstanding reputation will provide a substantial boost to our sovereign credit trading effort, particularly in Argentina and Venezuela which have been at the forefront of regional headlines in recent months.”
Kulesz joins from UBS where he was most recently chairman of UBS’ office in Buenos Aires and chief economist covering Latin America with responsibility for all economic research publications in the region. Prior to joining UBS in 2000 he worked at Fleet Boston where he was a Latin sovereign analyst and head FX and local markets strategist. Kulesz also spent time at The World Bank as a country analyst for Costa Rica, formulating and delivering macroeconomic research on the Costa Rican economy.
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