LONDON, 16 August 2018 – BNP Paribas today announced that Viktor Hjort has been appointed Global Head of Credit Strategy & Desk Analysts, effective immediately. Viktor will report jointly to Arne Groes, Global Head of Primary & Credit Markets and Olivia Frieser, Global Head of Research, Global Markets and will be based in London.
Viktor joins BNP Paribas from Brevan Howard, where he served as Chief Global Credit Strategist. Previously he spent 15 years covering credit strategy at Morgan Stanley, initially based in London before serving as Head of Asia Fixed Income Research & Credit Strategy in Hong Kong.
Arne Groes, Global Head of Primary & Credit Markets, BNP Paribas said:
“We are delighted to welcome Viktor to BNP Paribas. In this role, he will be responsible for managing the credit strategists and desk analysts, as well as strengthening BNP Paribas’ credit franchise. Viktor brings with him insight and perspective as well as strong leadership, analysis expertise and technical knowledge. We look forward to working together in continuing to deliver leading solutions to our clients.”
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BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 73 countries, with more than 196,000 employees, including around 149,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets, International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors.
BNP Paribas employs more than 9,000 people across 10 business lines in the UK. These include Corporate & Institutional Banking, Exane BNP Paribas, Leasing Solutions, Arval, Real Estate (including Strutt & Parker acquired in September 2017), Asset Management, Cardif Pinnacle, Commercial Finance, Personal Finance and Vauxhall Finance. Around half of its employees are in Corporate & Institutional Banking, based in London, while the others are based in various offices across the country, including Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Manchester.