Exotix Appoints Four Executives to Expand Global Reach in Fixed Income

Joao Korngold, Natalia Ermolitskaya, Hiral Desai, and Afamefuna Umeh will lead the fixed income teams in their respective markets.

London-based frontier markets investment bank Exotix Capital has announced it has hired four new executives today. The new hires will help the company expand its global presence in fixed income.

According to a report from Reuters, the four new executives are Joao Korngold, Natalia Ermolitskaya, Hiral Desai and Afamefuna Umeh.

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Korngold will lead the fixed income sales team for Latin America. He joins the broker with almost three decades worth of experience in the industry.

His last position was at Cantor Fitzgerald, a global financial services firm, where he was a Managing Director since November 2014. Before that, he worked at BNY Mellon.

Ermolitskaya was appointed as director of Russia and CIS fixed income sales in London. She also joins the Exotix team with an impressive resume, beginning her career in the industry in 2003. Most recently she worked in the Emerging Markets sales and trading division of MeritKapital Ltd.

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Before that, Ermolitskaya was a Director at BNP Paribas. Here she worked in the institutional and corporate coverage group Russia/CIS sector. She worked with the bank from September 2014 to February 2017.

Desai will be the director of fixed income sales in Dubai. Most recently, Desai established fixed income execution operations in Dubai for ED&F Man.

Lastly, Umeh will be the head of Sub-Saharan Africa fixed income sales. He will be based in Lagos. Umeh has over eight years of experience in forex tradings.

His most recent position was a fixed-income trader at the United Bank for Africa, where he has worked since 2009. Before that, he was a research analyst for a UK company.

Exotix Capital

Exotix was established in 1999 and gives investors access to emerging financial markets and economies in Africa, Central, South, and Southeast Asia, emerging Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean.

The company allows access to equity and fixed-income markets, debt and equity capital markets, advisory investment banking and corporate finance.

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