BNP Paribas strengthens Fixed Income trading in Japan with the hire of Chiga Murayama as Head of FI Trading and Akiyoshi Minakawa as Co-Head of JGB Trading
November 27, 2013 Tokyo — BNP Paribas today announced the appointment of Chiga Murayama as Head of Fixed Income Trading, Japan. In addition, Akiyoshi Minakawa will be appointed Co-Head of JGB Trading as of November 28.
Murayama joins from Barclays Securities Japan Limited where he was most recently Head of the JGB Trading Desk. He began his career with Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. Akiyoshi Minakawa will join from UBS in Japan where he was a senior JGB trader. Prior to joining UBS he spent 8 years at JPMorgan Securities Japan Co., Ltd. in Tokyo.
Murayama and Minakawa bring a wealth of experience in fixed income trading and will contribute to the enhancement of BNP Paribas’ leading trading platform. Murayama will be in charge of overseeing all trading activities which include rates, FX, and credit. Minakawa will join Hiroshi Ikenaga as Co-Head of JGB trading.
Commenting on the appointments, Philippe Avril, CEO and Representative Director for BNP Paribas Securities (Japan) Limited said, “We are very pleased to welcome Chiga and Akiyoshi to BNP Paribas. BNP Paribas is a leader in global derivatives and rates and their addition will further strengthen our Japanese bond trading capabilities for our clients.”
Murayama reports locally to Hiroshi Yamazaki, Head of Fixed Income, Japan and globally to Adrian Averre, Global Head of G10 Flow Rates Trading, based in London. Minakawa will report to Chiga Murayama.