Hofman relishes chance to build at BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas''s new head of fixed income research may be the only man hiring in the next few months.

BNP Paribas has just brought on board Albert Hofman to boost its standing in fixed income research. With former fixed income research boss, Warren Mar now focused on building Singapore debt capital markets, and a string of defections, Hofman will be building from scratch. Here the former head of fixed income research at ABN AMRO outlines his strategy.

You have just joined from ABN AMRO. What are your plans for BNP Paribas's fixed income research. For example, will you hire
Initially, I'll hire a couple of people. I'd like to map out first what clients' expectations are and what internal needs are. Rather than going out and hiring like a maniac and then figuring...

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