SocGen Picks Hedgie For Americas Fixed-Income Post

Mar 15 2011 | 2:44am ET

Société Générale has named a hedge fund founder and executive its new head of fixed-income and currency sales in the Americas.

Mark Landis joins Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking from Panda Global Advisors, the New York-based hedge fund he co-founded in 2009. Prior to setting up Panda, Landis was head of marketing and investor relations at Touradji Capital Management, and formerly worked at Credit Suisse First Boston, RBS Greenwich Capital and Citibank.

"Mark's stature within the fixed income world reflects our serious ambitions in this area and our determination to further strengthen our customer focus," François Barthelemy, head of global markets for the Americas, said. "His experience across a wide range of products and his seasoned solutions-driven approach with clients will be important additions for us as we develop our global client coverage model for fixed income and currencies."

At SocGen, Landis will be charged with building and managing the firm's relationships with its fixed-income clients.

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