BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment Banking has made appointments in its Equity Derivatives Business in New York as part of its continued focus on the business in the Americas.

Tobi Molko joins as Managing Director on the Equity Derivatives Institutional sales team. Alexandra Pavillet joins as Director on the Equity Derivatives Pension Fund Sales team. In addition, Antoine Lours has rejoined the Americas platform as Managing Director, Head of Americas Index Trading.

Molko joins BNP Paribas with 17 years of experience in the industry, the last 12 have been spent covering Institutional Equity Derivatives clients. Prior to joining BNP Paribas, Molko most recently spent six years with Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York, as part of the bank’s Equity Derivatives sales force, also covering a range of institutional clients.

“Tobi’s experience as a senior equity derivatives marketer and excellent industry contacts will enable her to play a pivotal role in the continued growth of the platform at BNP Paribas,” commented Chris Innes, Head of Equities, Americas, for BNP Paribas in a statement.

Pavillet joins BNP Paribas having spent the last 10 years at Credit Suisse where she was part of the bank”s Equity Derivatives sales force, focusing on Real money accounts covering Canadian and US pension funds and endowments, as well as asset managers.

“BNP Paribas is very committed to the pension-fund space. We look forward to being able to draw on Alexandra’s experience in this space to further enhance our premier set-up for Pension Fund customers investing in equity derivatives,” Innes added.

Lours rejoins BNP Paribas’ Americas platform as Head of Americas Index trading having spent the last 13 years with the bank.

“We are pleased to welcome back Antoine to the Americas, where he has an outstanding reputation as a senior trader thanks to his six year tenor in the US. Antoine’s return to the Americas platform is testament to our strategic growth plan and focusing on an even more experienced trading desk to facilitate the growth of our client franchise,” Innes said.

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