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BTIG expands fixed income platform

BTIG expands fixed income platform

BTIG, a broker dealer specialising in institutional trading and related brokerage services, has hired seven senior professionals in its fixed income group focusing on the areas of high yield/distressed, emerging markets and capital markets.

These hires continue BTIG’s ongoing expansion in the fixed income market.

BTIG has hired Chris Majak, Kerry Stein and Michael Satzberg in fixed income high yield/distressed; Tim Goodell, Diogenes Vazquez and Antonio Lopez-Torrero in fixed income emerging markets; and Peter Burton in fixed income capital markets.

BTIG has hired more than 75 fixed income professionals since the group was launched in February last year.

“Our clients are responding to the growing breadth of our team, finding them liquidity for their positions and giving them high quality ideas and guidance from our respected desk analysts,” says Jon Bass, co-head of global fixed income at BTIG. “These hires represent our continued efforts to rapidly build-out our Global Fixed Income capability.”

Majak was previously at Polygon Investments where he traded high yield and distressed credit. Prior to Polygon, he spent nine years (six in the US and three in Europe) as a high yield/ distressed salesperson at Miler Tabak, KBC and Barclays.

Stein comes to BTIG from Jones Trading, where he was the head of fixed income and bank debt trading. He is joining BTIG as a credit salesman focusing on high yield and special situations.

Satzberg previously worked at Sun Capital Partners, where he was responsible for the development and management of the distressed debt and private corporate loan portfolio in the Sun Capital Securities Fund. Prior to joining Sun Capital Partners, Satzberg was a senior vice president with Jefferies.

Goodell joins BTIG from Ropemaker Capital, a New York-based broker-dealer, where he was co-founder and co-president. Prior to Ropemaker Capital, Goodell spent nine years at UBS Investment Bank as head trader for Latin American structured credit and later as an executive director in structured credit sales.

Vazquez comes to BTIG from ACMV Capital, a private equity/venture capital fund with investments in Argentina and Chile. He previously spent five years at Santander Investments in New York, executing both debt and equity capital markets transactions.

Lopez-Torrero comes to BTIG from G-O holdings, where he traded emerging markets corporate bonds. Prior to that, he was at Marathon Asset Management, where he co-managed their global emerging markets local currency portfolio.

Burton joins BTIG from Emporia Capital Management, a middle market CLO with approximately USD1.5bn in assets under management. While at Emporia, he was responsible for sourcing, screening, investing and managing a portfolio of middle-market leveraged loan investments.

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