NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--BTIG LLC, a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading and related brokerage services, announced today that April Scee will join the firm as a Managing Director and Consumer Analyst. Scee has broad consumer experience, having covered staples, retail, food retail, luxury, and leisure during her 15 years as both a sell- and buy-side research analyst. At BTIG, she will focus on global staples, food retail and luxury. Her addition further strengthens BTIG’s highly regarded research effort which spans a variety of industries.
“Her insight in the retail sector, understanding of consumer sentiment and analysis of both long and short strategies will provide yet another differentiating factor for our research effort and be a further value add to our clients.”
“We are extremely pleased that April has joined our team of top-flight analysts,” said Steven Starker, Co-Founder of BTIG. “Her insight in the retail sector, understanding of consumer sentiment and analysis of both long and short strategies will provide yet another differentiating factor for our research effort and be a further value add to our clients.”
Scee is returning to the sell-side after several years as a buy-side analyst at George Weiss Associates where she covered the European consumer sector. In 2011, she was Extel ranked in four European consumer categories, including luxury goods, retail, food retail and leisure. Scee also spent 8 years at Banc of America Securities covering the consumer sector during which time she was named an Institutional Investor’s “Best Up & Comer” in 2005. She was also ranked second for both the Forbes-Zack’s, “Best Brokerage Analyst” award for stock picking and earnings estimates, and in the Financial Times-StarMine, “World’s Top Analysts” for earnings accuracy in 2007. Scee received a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University and an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business.
Scee’s hire is BTIG’s latest move to expand its research offerings, which now includes a global strategist, four publishing analysts covering the financials, media, entertainment, cable and satellite, internet, communications equipment, telecom services and special situations sectors. This month BTIG also hired Katie Stockton as Chief Technical Strategist and plans to add additional research professionals before the end of the year.
BTIG, LLC is a global financial services company offering products and services across Equity Trading, Derivatives, Fixed Income, Futures & Commodities, Foreign Exchange, Convertible/Preferred Securities, Corporate Access, Equity Research, Capital Markets, Prime Brokerage, Electronic Trading and Outsource Trading. With U.S. offices located in New York, San Francisco, Dallas, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Greenwich, Red Bank, Atlanta and Orinda, and overseas affiliates located in London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney, BTIG, including through its affiliates, employs more than 400 professionals worldwide.