BTIG Expands London Office

Hires Three Sales Traders

LONDON--()--BTIG Limited, the European affiliate of BTIG, LLC, a global financial services firm specialising in institutional trading, investment banking and related brokerage services, is pleased to announce it is expanding its London office with the hire of three experienced and highly respected sales traders: Stephen Downer, Andrew Andreou and Chris Haase.

“Stephen, Andrew and Chris bring extensive experience and market insight to our London desk. Adding their expertise to our team increases our trading competencies and enhances the service we provide to our clients”

The addition of Downer, Andreou and Haase expands BTIG’s trading capabilities in emerging markets and equities and underscores the firm’s commitment to growth in Europe. BTIG has 45 professionals in its London office, providing service to clients in 15 European countries.

“Stephen, Andrew and Chris bring extensive experience and market insight to our London desk. Adding their expertise to our team increases our trading competencies and enhances the service we provide to our clients,” said Matt Cyzer, President and Head of European Equities.

Downer joins BTIG with over 18 years of experience, most recently as Associate Director for Emerging Markets at Mirabaud Securities. Prior to that, he served as the Head of EM Execution at UniCredit, where he oversaw the company’s international and domestic platforms. Prior to UniCredit, Downer ran EM execution for ABN AMRO and oversaw the sales trading desk at Alfa Capital Markets.

Andreou joins BTIG with over 19 years of experience, most recently as a Managing Director and Head of Facilitation Trading at Macquarie Bank. Prior to that, he served as the Head of TMT Trading during a nine-year stint at Goldman Sachs. Andreou started his career at ABN AMRO, beginning as a trainee market maker and worked his way up to Deputy Head of Trading.

Haase joins BTIG with over 13 years of experience, most recently as Head of Sales Trading for Espirito Santo. Prior to that, he covered hedge funds for Execution Limited (which was sold to Espirito in 2011). Haase started his career at ABN AMRO, working as a sales trader.

“Hiring professionals of the caliber of Downer, Andreou and Haase will allow us to continue to expand our client offerings and services” said Gary Hayes, CEO of BTIG Limited, adding, “we anticipate opening a second European office and doubling the number of professionals we employ by the end of 2015 in order to meet the needs of our growing customer base.” As part of that effort, BTIG also plans to offer its European clients equity derivatives trading beginning in 2015.

About BTIG

BTIG Limited is an affiliate of BTIG, LLC. 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, Corporate Finance, Capital Markets, Prime Brokerage, Electronic Trading and Outsource Trading. BTIG, LLC has U.S. offices located in New York, San Francisco, Dallas, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Purchase, Red Bank and Atlanta, and overseas affiliates located in London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney. BTIG, including through its affiliates, employs more than 450 professionals worldwide.

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BTIG Limited, the European affiliate of BTIG, LLC, a global financial services firm specialising in institutional trading, investment banking and related brokerage services, expands London office.

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