RBS Securities has appointed Edward Marrinan, Ian Jaffe and Seth Levine to its credit strategy team within its global banking and markets division in the Americas.

Mr Marrinan joined the firm as managing director, head of US macro credit strategy, Mr Jaffe as a managing director covering banks and financial institutions while Mr Levine joined RBS as a senior vice president covering insurance companies and real estate investment trusts (REITS).

All three will be based in Stamford, Connecticut, and will report to John Richards, head of strategy for Americas.

Mr Marrinan joined RBS from Alliance Bernstein where he was a senior portfolio manager for the global wealth management business and was a member of the private client investment policy committee. Prior to that, he was with JP Morgan Securities where he held various senior roles within their fixed income credit businesses in both the US and the UK. Before joining JP Morgan, he was with Keefe, Bruyette & Woods/Thomson Bankwatch.

Mr Jaffe joined the firm from Cantor Fitzgerald where he was a managing director and desk analyst covering US depository institutions, finance companies and independent broker-dealers. He has focused on the financial sector for more than 15 years and has held senior credit analyst positions with JP Morgan, Bear Stearns and Morgan Keegan.

Mr Levine was also most recently at Cantor Fitzgerald where he was a desk analyst covering the insurance and REITS sectors. Prior to that, he was part of the investment-grade debt research team at Bank of America. He began his investment markets career with Prudential Equity Group as a research assistant covering the automotive sector.

Mr Richards said: “Providing clients with robust coverage and innovative investment strategies across a broad array of sectors has always been a core strength of our fixed income business. These appointments continue to build on our efforts to add top talent to our franchise and underscore our commitment to providing our clients with access to a deep bench of experts to help them achieve their objectives.”