Macquarie Securities Group, the institutional equities arm of Austraila's Macquarie Group, has appointed Rupertus Rothenhauser as head of sales for structured products & exotics, Europe.

Based in Frankfurt, Mr Rothenhauser will be responsible for sales and marketing of Macquarie’s structured products across Europe. He is joining Macquarie from BNP Paribas where he was a managing director and head of retail listed products in Germany and Austria.

Mr Rothenhauser has more than 18 years of experience working across the European and Asian markets. In his new role, he will be focused on expanding Macquarie’s activities in the European structured products market, including the development and marketing of new product issues.

The Macquarie structured products & exotics business is represented in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy by Macquarie Oppenheim, the equity derivatives and structured products business Macquarie acquired from Sal. Oppenheim in April 2010.

Frank Langer, head of derivatives for Europe at Macquarie, said: ’Rupertus’ experience in the European structured products market will be invaluable as we expand our services within Europe and develop innovative products for our clients.’’