Deutsche Bank AG has hired former Bear Stearns Cos. strategist Steve Abrahams as head of its securitization and mortgage-backed securities research.

He arrives after founding Citadel Capital Advisors following Bear Stearns' near-collapse two years ago and purchase by JPMorgan Chase & Co., Michele Allison, a spokeswoman, said Friday. Abrahams had been global head of liquid-product strategy at Bear Stearns, a top underwriter and trader of mortgage- and asset-backed bonds.

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