Morgan Stanley has poached Hugh Thomas from J.P. Morgan. Thomas, who headed the Asia-Pacific energy and natural resources group at J.P. Morgan, joins Morgan Stanley as a managing director in investment banking, with a mandate similar to what he had at J.P. Morgan. Morgan Stanley does not have a head of natural resources position.
Thomas is currently on gardening leave and will join Morgan Stanley towards the end of this year.
J.P. Morgan confirmed that Thomas has resigned, but had no further comment and did not indicate who will replace Thomas. Morgan Stanley had no comment on the hire.
Thomas joined J.P. Morgan in 2007 from Deloitte where he was a partner. He was...