LONDON–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) –BTIG Limited announced today that it is continuing to expand its Fixed Income Credit division in London with Geoff Snell and Johnny Walker. Mr. Snell and Mr. Walker join the company’s credit business, where they will focus on convertible bonds and high yield products, respectively.
Their unit in London is headed by Michael Carley, Sr., Managing Director and Head of European Fixed Income Credit at BTIG. BTIG continues to expand its coverage team on the continent to meet the growing demand for convertible bonds and high yield execution services.
“We are delighted to welcome Geoff and Johnny to BTIG,” said M. Carley, Sr. “They are both seasoned industry leaders with a proven track record of serving the needs of institutional clients in the EMEA region. We look forward to their contributions.
Mr. Snell joins BTIG as a director, specializing in convertible bonds. Prior to BTIG, he was Managing Director and Head of Hedge Fund Sales, specializing in convertibles and high beta credit products at UniCredit Bank AG. Previously, he was General Manager in Credit Sales at Cantor Fitzgerald, responsible for the secondary sales team. Earlier in his career, Mr. Snell held a similar position at MUFJ Trust Banking. He obtained a BSc Honors in Mathematics and Econometrics from the City of London University.
Mr. Walker joins BTIG as a Director, specializing in high yield solutions for institutional investor clients. Prior to BTIG, he managed a multi-asset class trading team at Jefferies, focused on family offices and mid-market accounts. Previously, Mr. Walker was Vice President at Morgan Stanley, where he spent eight years looking after high net worth clients and family offices. He received an MA Hons in Business Administration from the University of St. Andrews.
“BTIG continues to grow strategically and equip our company with experts in convertible bonds and high yield products,” said Anton LeRoy, President of BTIG. “We believe that Geoff and Johnny will support our clients’ goals and provide significant added value.”
BTIG’s global fixed income lending platform focuses on sales, trading, sourcing and strategy for a diverse range of lending products including bonds, leveraged loans, trade receivables , reorganization. equities, special situations and high yield, distressed, convertible and private securities.
“We are confident that Geoff and Johnny will help clients achieve their investment goals. As we move into 2020, we are actively recruiting and expanding our team with key sales and trade specialists in multiple markets across the world, ”commented Darren Haines, Managing Director and Co-Head of Fixed Income Credit at BTIG. “Expansion into Europe was a natural next step for our business and our momentum continues to be strong with several major hires underway. ”
BTIG is a global financial services company specializing in institutional trading, investment banking, research and related brokerage services. With an extensive global presence and more than 600 employees, BTIG, LLC and its subsidiaries operate in 18 cities in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. BTIG offers execution, expertise and knowledge for equities, equity derivatives, ETFs and fixed income securities, currencies and commodities (futures, commodities, foreign exchange, interest rate, credit and convertible and privileged securities). The company’s core capabilities include global execution, portfolio, electronic and outsourced trading, transition management, investment banking, blue chip brokerage, capital introduction, access to companies, research and strategy, commission management, etc.
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