The UK subsidiary of securities and investment banking firm Jeffries Group (JEF) expanded its US equity sales team into Europe with the addition of five industry veterans. Bernal Vargas joins as managing director and head of US equity sales into Europe. He comes to the role from Merrill Lynch, where he served as director of the US equities division. Cameron Kissel joins as senior vice president of US equity sales into Europe. He previously served as a portfolio manager of a North American multi-strategy fund at Henderson Global Investors. Owen Jacob joins as senior vice president and European cash equities trader, while James Grzinic joins as senior vice president and head of European retail equity research and Charlotte Andrews joins as vice president and marketing analyst covering the consumer and retail sector. "The addition of these senior professionals is a step further in the strengthening of our Global Sales & Trading platform," said David Weaver, president of UK subsidiary Jeffries International. "Their strong expertise and extensive customer relationships will bring immediate value to Jefferies' global equities franchise." Write to Diana Golobay. Disclaimer: The author held no relevant investments at the time of publication.