Knight Libertas UK has established a European credit sales and trading team based in London.
Effective immediately, Neil Robertson, Andrew Linford, Tom Goodale, James Holdsworth, Simon Marriott, Spencer Harman, Daniel Cohen, Michael Levy, Nigel Perry, David Fenwick, Kayyor Rao, Justin Perry, Andrew Carrie and Geoff Capell have joined the institutional fixed income broker-dealer.
"We are excited to be in a position to be immediately relevant to European fixed income institutional investors with the addition of the Knight Libertas European Credit Sales and Trading team," says Gary Katcher, executive vice president, head of global institutional fixed income at Knight Capital Group.
"Neil Robertson is leading a UK- and European-focused team which represents excellence in investment grade, high yield and loan sales, trading and credit-based analysis. The team has deep relationships earned through exceptional client focus over years in the industry. The team complements our extraordinary US franchise in investment grade and high yield trading, sales and research. We now will be able to fully service our US and European clients' cross-border activity."
Knight Libertas UK provides secondary market liquidity and credit-based analysis across a broad range of fixed income securities.
Robertson, managing director of Knight Libertas UK, is responsible for managing the European credit sales and trading team and reports directly to Katcher.
Among the individual team members, Robertson and Linford handle investment grade real money sales, Goodale and Holdsworth lead investment grade hedge fund sales, and Marriott and Harman cover high yield sales.
Fenwick and Rao complete the investment grade sales team while Perry is a member of the high yield sales team.
Cohen, Levy and Nigel Perry run trading, with Cohen focusing on high yield, levy trading investment grade and crossover bonds across sectors, and Perry handling financials. Carrie is Knight Libertas' desk analyst in Europe covering investment grade and high yield. Capell oversees operations.