Lewsey gives trading at Citi a try

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The Independent Online

The investment bank Citi has beefed up its equity trading team with a serious heavy hitter, hiring the England rugby World Cup winner Josh Lewsey, who played 55 times for his country, scoring 22 tries, and won three caps for the British and Irish Lions.

However, Mr Lewsey is far from the only former rugby international now to ply his trade in banking. The highest-profile transfer came in 2006 when Société Générale announced it had hired French international Thomas Castaignède, who moved to UBS the following year and then to interdealer broker Icap's interest rate swaps team.

England back Austin Healey joined Credit Suisse's private bank the same year. And Simon Halliday, with 23 England caps, joined Lehman Brothers in 2000.

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