New hire: Michael Papa, Head of U.S. Investment Grade Credit Strategy & Credit Trading

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11 July 2019

NatWest Markets has appointed Michael Papa as Head of U.S. Investment Grade Credit Trading & Credit Strategy. Michael joins NatWest Markets after spending the last 9 years as Head of Credit Trading at Nomura Holdings Inc. and has previously held senior trading roles at BNP Paribas and Bear Stearns.

Michael will work closely with NatWest Markets’ Financing and Risk Solutions businesses in order to capitalize on existing strengths in those areas and to serve clients efficiently. Michael will report into Alan Mittleman, Head of U.S. Rates & Credit Trading, and Peter Duenas-Brckovich, Global Head of Credit Trading, Sales & Strategy.  

Michael joined NatWest Markets on July 1st and is the latest senior appointment, which follows a number of senior appointments in the U.S. in 2019.

Alan Mittleman, Head of U.S. Rates & Credit Trading, NatWest Markets, said:

“I am delighted that Michael has joined us. His depth of experience will be invaluable as we continue to build NatWest Market’s highly successful franchise in the U.S., which supports our clients both domestically and internationally.”

Michael Papa commented:

“I am excited to have joined NatWest Markets’ team in the U.S. as we grow our capabilities in investment grade credit trading and credit strategy.”