Mark, 30, joins the firm from Commerzbank where he spent the last two years covering credit and libor sales into Germany and, more recently, the Netherlands. Prior to that he spent 4 years at Société Générale in a similar position covering credit product sales. In 1992, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, Economics and German from Miami University.
Thomas, 37, joins the firm from Bankgesellschaft Berlin AG in Berlin where he spent the last 7 years, most recently as a Director covering sales to German asset managers. Prior to that he worked for Landesbank Berlin Girozentrale, trading Government-, mortgage- and Eurobonds, and for Bayerische Vereinsbank as a sales-trader of fixed income bonds and promissary notes. In 1987, he graduated from Stuttgart-Hohenheim with a degree in Business Administration.
Commenting on these appointments, Stahmer said, "We are delighted that Thomas and Mark have joined the firm. Their addition to the team brings us up to critical mass in terms of our Frankfurt sales effort and demonstrates a clear and continued commitment to our German franchise. The nature of Thomas' and Mark's analytical skills, together with their contact base and product experience, make them a perfect fit to the team".