Is it a bird, is it a plane, no it's Goldman's star equities trader

Goldman Sachs will announce that Hyder Ahmed is its new head of Asian equities.

In one of the most meteoric rises ever witnessed in Asian investment banking, Goldman Sachs will announce that star trader, Hyder Ahmed is to become its new head of Asian equities.

Ahmed will replace Jim Sheridan, who has held the position for six years. Sheridan is credited with having hired or groomed all the senior figures in Goldman's equities team, which he basically built from scratch. Many regard him as the supremo of Asian equities.

Ahmed, on the other hand, was just an associate five years ago in equity capital markets, and was only made a managing director last year. He currently runs one of Goldmans trading divisions, and given his elevation to the top...

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