Greenwich Capital Markets in Greenwich, Conn., a fixed-income investment banking subsidiary of Royal Bank of Scotland, has hired Matthew Aliapoulios as a senior vice president of swaptions (options on interest rate swaps).

He reports to Blake Drexler, the firm's managing director.

Mr. Aliapoulios was a principal swaptions trader in Chicago for Bank of America Corp., his employer for four years. Before that he had been a senior trader at DRW Trading Group in Chicago, a unit of Spear, Leeds & Kellogg in New York; he had worked two years for DRW. Still earlier he had worked eight years at Swiss Bank/O'Connor.


Market Street Mortgage in Clearwater, Fla., has hired Terry Couto as chief financial officer and a senior vice president.

Mr. Couto was the chief financial officer and treasurer at GE Capital Mortgage Corp. He has 16 years of mortgage industry experience, including jobs at GE Capital Mortgage Insurance Co.; Ernst & Young and one of its predecessors, Ernst & Whinney; and Citizens Mortgage Corp. of Richmond, Va.

Comerica Private Bank has hired Nicholas J. Drizos as a portfolio manager in its Sarasota, Fla., office.He manages equity and fixed-income portfolios.

Mr. Drizos was a portfolio manager at Horizon Capital Inc. in Sarasota. He has nine years of trust and investment industry experience and specializes in institutional investment management and business development.


Bank of New York has hired T. Andrew Smith as a senior vice president and the head of corporate pension services.

He is in charge of sales, marketing, client service, and the delivery of products to corporate, Taft-Hartley, and defined contribution clients in the United States, except California. He reports to Thomas J. Perna, senior executive vice president.

Mr. Smith was a vice president in Alameda, Calif., for the Boston-based State Street Corp., where he worked 12 years.

Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown Inc., the New York investment banking and securities arm of Deutsche Bank AG of Frankfurt, has hired Joe Foley to be a director in its liquid crediting group.His job is to trade banking and finance industry corporate bonds. He reports to Mark Jelica, managing director and head of liquid credit trading in New York.

Mr. Foley was a principal and the head of financial products trading at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co., where he worked for 10 years. Before that he had worked at Prudential Securities for eight years.

Mortgage Bankers Association of America in Washington has named Jonathan L. Kempner its chief operation officer.Mr. Kempner remains president of the National Multi Housing Council, a Washington trade group for the apartment industry. Before assuming that post, he was a vice president and general counsel at Oxford Development Corp. in Bethesda, Md., and still earlier an assistant director and general counsel at Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corp. in Washington.

Lazard LLC in New York announced that Jonathan Kagan and Paul Zepf have rejoined the firm as managing directors and managing principals of the North American arm of its global private equity business.Mr. Kagan had been a managing director since 1995 at Centre Partners Management LLC, a private equity investment firm focusing on middle-market companies. Before that he was a managing director of corporate partners and a general partner in Lazard's investment banking unit, Lazard Freres & Co., where he began his career in 1980.

Mr. Zepf had been a managing director at Centre Partners since 1997. Before that he was a managing director at Corporate Partners, a $1.65 billion fund that Lazard formed in 1989 when he joined the firm. He started his career in the merchant banking department of Morgan Stanley & Co. in 1987.


Hibernia Corp. in New Orleans has promoted Stephen M. Lousteau to chairman of its south-central Louisiana region, which includes Baton Rouge, Lafayette, and Acadania.

He succeeded S. Kyle Waters, who became chairman of the banking company's New Orleans region last month.

Mr. Lousteau, 48, was a senior vice president and retail market manager in Baton Rouge. He started his banking career at Hibernia in 1974.

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