Agency broker BTIG has expanded its bond lending team in London with the appointment of Christelle Girardie and Paras Shah as managing directors.
Girardie joins Seaport Global, where she served as Managing Director within Distressed Sourcing and High Yield/Loan Sales.
Previously, she held a credit sales and trading position at Terium and an executive director position in the global loan syndication group at Crédit Agricole CIB.
Earlier in his career, Girardie served as Head of Loan Distribution for France and Benelux within Debt Finance and Advisory at HSBC France.
Meanwhile, Shah joins BTIG from Citigroup, where he was Director and Head of EMEA High Yield Trading.
Previously, he was a director at HSBC in both high yield and sterling credit trading.
“The expansion of our team in the region is important to our growth strategy and our quest to provide quality liquidity solutions to our global customer base,” said Christopher Rollins, Managing Director of BTIG.
Girardie and Shah’s appointment follows a string of recent hires by BTIG over the past year. In March, Pavi Sidhu was appointed managing director in BTIG’s equity division – from Exane, where he was responsible for portfolio trading, ETFs and indices.
Elsewhere, Andrew Vass, former head of EMEA sales at Goldman Sachs, has joined the agency broker as managing director as part of BTIG’s continued expansion of its institutional equities business.