Tuesday, January 15, 2013

BTIG Adds Matt Biety, Matt Krebs and Peter Murphy

BTIG is strengthening its Chicago presence with the addition of three veteran traders: Matt Biety, Matt Krebs and Peter Murphy. They will report to Walter Mis, the head of BTIG’s Chicago office.

Biety joins BTIG as a director. An 18-year financial industry veteran, Biety most recently was a sales trader and director at Knight Capital. He has also traded cash equities at Jefferies & Co. and he was an equities block trader at First Union Securities (now Wells Fargo). He started his career as a futures and options trader at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board Options Exchange.

Krebs joins BTIG as a director. Krebs was most recently vice president of institutional sales at Knight Capital, for whom he’s worked since 2005.

Peter Murphy joins BTIG as a managing director. Murphy is a 13-year veteran of Knight Capital, where he began as a market maker and moved into sales two years later. Before he joined BTIG, he had been the manager of Knight’s Chicago office. -Business Wire


Thursday, November 8, 2012

BTIG Appoints Eddie Benson

BTIG has appointed Eddie Benson as managing director and head of European sales trading.

Benson joins from Deutsche Bank, where he worked as a trader. He has also held similar roles at Rowe and Pitman and SG Warburg.


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

BTIG Adds Matthew Cyzer

BTIG has added Matthew Cyzer, former partner and head of European equity sales trading at Goldman Sachs in London, to will serve as president and head of European equities for the company. He will be based in London.

Cyzer will lead the equities sales and trading group and spearhead the further expansion of BTIG’s European business. He is tasked with managing its equities sales and trading business throughout Europe, planning and implementing the strategic direction and expansion of its European businesses, including its outsource trading, prime-brokerage and agency execution business, hiring professionals, and managing client services.

Cyzer has an established track record of success in European finance. At Goldman Sachs, which he joined in 2002 and became a partner in 2004, he was head of European equity sales trading and most recently ran Goldman’s European one delta execution services before retiring in 2011. Before his tenure at Goldman, he was Deutsche Bank’s head of European equity sales trading. He started his career in European equity sales at NatWest Markets. -PR Newswire


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

BTIG Expands High Yield and Convertibles Group

BTIG continues to expand its New York-based Fixed Income Group with the recent hires of William Freihofner, Jeffrey Gould, Kevin McDonald, Mayank Patel, and William Tillinghast.

William Freihofner joins BTIG as a director of convertible trading. Freihofner has 12 years of experience, most recently as a senior trader/vice president for BCP Securities, a sell-side emerging markets firm based in Greenwich, CT. Prior to BCP Securities, Freihofner was a senior convertible trader for McMahan Securities and has worked in the convertibles groups of JP Morgan Chase and Chase H&Q.

Jeffrey A. Gould joins BTIG as a director of high yield sales. Gould has more than 10 years of fixed income sales and investment banking experience. Gould has previously held positions in the investment banking divisions of Bear Stearns and Credit Suisse, and in the leveraged finance and fixed income sales groups at Barclays Capital. He most recently worked in fixed income sales at The PrinceRidge Group.

Kevin McDonald joins BTIG as a vice president of high yield sales. Most recently, McDonald worked for Fieldstone Capital.

 Mayank Patel joins BTIG as a managing director of convertible sales. Patel has had an extensive career, starting as an analyst with GE Capital’s financial management training program, and worked in several GE business units, including Kidder Peabody, GE Investments and GE Real Estate. After working as a convertibles securities trader for Paloma Partners and Deephaven Capital Management, Patel launched his own hedge fund, Cobra Management, in 2001. He later formed Jenum Capital, an advisory and investment firm for India-focused investors. In 2008, Patel joined Collins Stewart to co-head its Asia capital markets efforts, and he most recently managed convertible bond trading at Rafferty Holdings.

William Tillinghast joins BTIG as a managing director of high yield sales. Tillinghast will focus on high yield and distressed sales. He most recently worked in high yield sales for Collins Stewart and Pali Capital. Tillinghast began his career as a salesman in CIBC Oppenheimer’s global high yield distressed group. -Business Wire


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Daniel Greenhaus Joins BTIG

BTIG announced that Daniel Greenhaus has joined as its chief global strategist.

Greenhaus is charged with aiding clients in the formulation and implementation of investment ideas through global market and economic analysis. By approaching the investment process with a top-down perspective, he will produce insightful, proprietary research notes that will help BTIG’s clients allocate capital in a more efficient and productive manner.

Prior to joining BTIG, Greenhaus was chief economic strategist at Miller Tabak. Prior to becoming chief economic strategist, he spent several years in Miller Tabak’s market strategy group working with the firm’s equity and bond market strategists. His primary duties involved formulating top-down macro research related to a variety of markets and economies and applying that research to the investment process. Prior to joining Miller Tabak, he was with Credit Suisse First Boston in the high yield research department and before that, Bear Stearns. -Business Wire


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

BTIG Adds Michael S. Noonan and Drew Rymer

BTIG announced the continued expansion of its fixed income group with the addition of Michael S. Noonan as managing director and Drew Rymer as vice president.

The additions of Noonan and Rymer continue BTIG’s strategy to expand its fixed income sales and trading offering. Both join BTIG’s high yield and distressed fixed income sales group in New York.

Noonan has more than 11 years of fixed income sales and trading experience in London and New York. He joins BTIG in New York from CF Global in London, where he was a senior sales trader in the fixed income division.

Rymer joins BTIG from Hamlin Capital Management, where he performed both credit and equity analysis for prospective fixed income investments as well as its income oriented equity investment strategy. -Business Wire


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Allen Hassan Joins BTIG

BTIG announced that Allen Hassan has joined as managing director on the preferred products desk.

Hassan joins BTIG from Jefferies & Co., where he started the preferred desk in 2003. -Business Wire


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

David Kallenberg Joins BTIG

BTIG announced another expansion to its fixed income group as David Kallenberg joins as a managing director for its new convertible securities desk in Los Angeles.

Kallenberg joins BTIG from KKS Securities, a convertible securities boutique that he co-founded in 2008, which was then bought by Sterne Agee in 2010. -Business Wire


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Robert Gagnon, Suraj Raythatha and Allison Carley Join BTIG

BTIG announced that Robert Gagnon has joined as head of futures sales and trading, and to lead the newly launched global futures trading desk, which will provide institutional clients with customizable, real time solutions that align with their demand for discreet execution and unique post-trade requirements.

Joining Gagnon on the global futures trading desk are Suraj Raythatha, who joins company as a vice president, and Allison Carley, who joins the company as a director.

Prior to joining the company, Gagnon was at RBC Capital Markets, where he was director of sales for futures and commodities.

Raythatha also comes from RBC Capital Markets, where he was a base metals sales trader in the futures division.

Carley will focus on the sales and trading of energy instruments. Prior to company, she was with Tullett Prebon Americas Corporation, where she was a member of the oil products and bio-fuels team focusing on physical and financial ethanol and RIN brokerage. -Business Wire


Monday, August 2, 2010

BTIG Adds Jeff Growney, Mike Rodeno, Drew Meany, Irene Fan, Tim Sumner, Brian Danahy and Kevin McGuire

BTIG further expanded its U.S. fixed-income sales and trading platform with the addition of seven professionals in its high-yield, high-grade, convertible debt and structured products groups.

Jeff Growney joins BTIG’s New York office as a managing director in the fixed income high-yield sales team. Previously, he served as managing director of high yield and distressed sales at Imperial Capital.

Mike Rodeno, also from Imperial Capital, joins BTIG’s Los Angeles office as a managing director on the fixed income high-yield sales team.

Drew Meany joins BTIG’s New York office as a managing director in fixed income high-yield and distressed trading. He has 15 years of experience trading high-yield and distressed securities in the U.S. and Europe, coming from Christopher Street Capital, and before that from Imperial Capital, where he was a partner.

Irene Fan joins BTIG’s San Francisco office as a director in the fixed-income sales structured-products group. She has been working on the West Coast providing sales coverage to institutional clientele for more than 15 years, most recently with Jesup & Lamont Securities.

Tim Sumner will join BTIG’s Boston office as a director in the fixed-income sales structured products group. He was previously with Piper Jaffray in the institutional credit/structured product sales group.

Brian Danahy also joins BTIG’s Boston office as a director in the fixed-income high-grade sales team. Most recently, he was in the institutional fixed-income sales group at Piper Jaffray.

Kevin McGuire will work in BTIG’s San Francisco office as a director in the fixed-income convertible sales team. Most recently he was focused on banking and advisory work with Lazard Capital Markets.


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

BTIG Appoints Robert Langer

BTIG announced the launch of a U.S. convertible securities business to complement its existing equities, derivatives, fixed income and prime brokerage groups. It will be led by Robert Langer, managing director and head of convertible sales and trading, who joins BTIG along with a team of five experienced sales and trading professionals.

Prior to joining BTIG, Langer was a partner at Stanfield Capital Group, a hedge fund/asset manager based in New York, where he established and was the senior portfolio manager of a convertible/capital structure arbitrage fund. -Business Wire


Thursday, March 4, 2010

BTIG Hires Alexander Piper and James Zurovchak

BTIG announced that it has hired Alexander Piper and James Zurovchak as it continues to expand its fixed income group.

Piper joins BTIG as a director in the fixed income high yield sales team.

Prior to BTIG, Piper was with Imperial Capital, where he spent five years in high yield, bank debt and equity sales, and Jefferies, where he handled bonds direct.

Zurovchak joins BTIG as a director in RMBS sales team and will also be trading agency CMOs.

Zurovchak comes to BTIG from Source Capital Group, a RMBS boutique broker dealer, where he focused on RMBS sales. Prior to joining Source Capital, he held various sales and trading roles at Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, Nomura and Kidder Peabody. He also spent several years as a research analyst developing RMBS/CMO/portfolio management models for JP Morgan and MetLife. -Business Wire


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

BTIG Adds Adrian Maydew, Raphael Levy, Paul Benton, Greg Levett and Alex Clegg

BTIG announced the addition of five new sales traders to its growing London-based team.

Adrian Maydew, Raphael Levy, Paul Benton, Greg Levett and Alex Clegg have joined BTIG in London to enhance its event driven product and European sales and trading platform.

Maydew joins BTIG from ABN Amro/RBS after seven years as a director in the event driven proprietary trading team. His team managed investing in merger arbitrage, dual listings, share classes and long/short equity trading. His buyside perspective will be a valuable resource in covering BTIG’s European clients.

Levy joins BTIG from Pali International where he was a director specializing in equity sales-trading to large institutions. He has also held various positions with Bancaire Privee (UBP) in Geneva and Societe Generale Group.

Benton joins BTIG as an event driven trader from Pali International where he was a sales trader in the European event driven product. Prior to that, he was a proprietary trader at Bear Stearns and ING Bank.

Levett joins BTIG as an event driven sales trader from Pali International where he spent two and a half years as a sales trader developing the event driven product. He was also responsible for producing the firm’s daily notes to clients. He has also held a sales role at Bryan Garnier in London and was a financial journalist for AFX News and S&P Marketscope.

Clegg joins BTIG after nearly five years at Pali International as a sales trader on the event driven team. Clegg had previously worked at Mirabaud in London. -Business Wire


Thursday, December 3, 2009

BTIG Appoints Robert Smith and James West

BTIG announced the appointment of Robert Smith and James West to its London-based team to further expands the firm’s Pan European Sales & Trading capabilities.

Smith joins the company as a managing director focused on Pan European sales trading. He has nearly 25 years of industry experience and was most recently head of Pan European sales trading at Deutsche Bank, where he was spent 10 years. Before joining Deutsche Bank, he held sales trading positions at HSBC and Banque National de Paris.

James West joins BTIG as a director. Prior to joining BTIG, he was with Knight Capital Group, where he specialized in Pan European sales trading. He joined Knight Capital from State Street, and prior to that he worked at Citigroup. -Business Wire


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

BTIG Appoints Alfredo Chang and Patrick O’Sullivan

BTIG announced the expansion of its emerging markets fixed income platform with the addition of two professionals who bring more than 15 years of experience to the company.

Alfredo Chang joins BTIG’s fixed income team as managing director of emerging markets sales.

Patrick O’Sullivan joins BTIG’s emerging markets trading team.

O’Sullivan brings 20+years of experience in the financial arena, and 15 years trading/sales experience in the emerging markets corporate/sovereign/structured product space. -Business Wire


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

BTIG Appoints Vikas Tandon

BTIG announced that it has appointed Vikas Tandon as managing director and head of high yield and distressed analytics with BTIG’s global fixed income group.

Tandon joined BTIG from Joshua Tree Capital Management. Prior to that, he worked for Lonestar Capital Management, where he was the co-portfolio manager. Tandon has also held positions at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and UBS. -Business Wire


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

BTIG Appoints Steve Conway

BTIG announced that its newly opened Singapore office will be led by Steve Conway, chief executive officer of BTIG Singapore Pte.

Conway joined BTIG in 2008 to build the firm’s sales and trading presence in the region. Before moving to Singapore, Conway spent four years in New York, ten years in Japan and four years in Indonesia. -Business Wire


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

BTIG Announces New Additions to its Trading Team

BTIG has made new additions to its trading team. Michael Balog has joined as managing director of global marketing. His prior experience includes stints at Montgomery Securities, Bank of America Securities and most recently as a money manager for a West Coast-based family office.

BTIG has also hired Brandon Hughes as managing director and equities sales trader in its institutional division, where he will work out of the firm’s Boston office. He joins BTIG after a 13-year long run at Citigroup.

Robert Langer has been named head of convertible bond sales and trading. Previously he was a consultant for various hedge funds and investment advisors.

Tina DeRico has also joined BTIG as a sales trader in New York. She was previously at Citigroup for nine years, where she managed the middle markets sales trading team.

Lastly, Marci Field has been named a sales trading for international equity. She was most recently a consultant for global macro hedge and quantitative funds.-Investment Management Weekly


Friday, September 19, 2008

BTIG Appoints James Mckenzie and Kenneth Morgan

BTIG has opened a Los Angeles office, its second in the State of California and ninth office in the United States.

The new office at the Westwood Gateway Complex at 11150 Santa Monica Blvd is overseen by managing directors James McKenzie and Kenneth Morgan, each of whom bring over 20 years of institutional experience to the firm.-Business Wire


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

BTIG Names Kenneth J. Savio Senior as Managing Director and Co-Head of Global Equities

BTIG has appointed Kenneth J. Savio as a senior managing director and co-head of global equities. Savio comes to BTIG after a distinguished 20 plus year career at Bear Stearns, where he served as senior managing director and co-head of global trading and sales trading prior to the investment bank’s sale to JP Morgan. Savio will be based at BTIG’s New York offices. He will work alongside Co-Heads of Equities Richard Blank and James Aniello. Savio will report to Managing Partners Steve Starker and Scott Kovalik.-Market Wire




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