MOVES - Morgan Stanley puts leveraged finance bankers at risk

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Robert Hogg

Investment bankers working for Morgan Stanley across leveraged finance credit, trading and sales in Europe are among those to have been put at risk as part of wider cuts across the bank, according to sources.

The individuals affected include Taif Adams, co-head of leveraged finance credit, Oskar von Kretschmann, head of loan trading, Patrick Punga, a credit trader in leveraged finance, Baptiste Peribere and Daniel Walther of the special situations group and Anastasiia Francois in hedge funds credit sales.

The bank has also started cutting about 10 percent of its investment banking staff in Asia Pacific, people familiar with the matter said, as dealmaking activity remains in the doldrums. Morgan Stanley declined to comment.

The individuals named either declined to comment or could not be reached for comment.