LONDON and NEW YORK, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
- Appoints Matthew Cyzer as President and Head of European Equities
BTIG Limited, the European affiliate of BTIG LLC, a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading and related brokerage services, has hired Matthew Cyzer, former Partner and Head of European Equity Salestrading at Goldman Sachs in London, to head its equities sales and trading group and spearhead the further expansion of its European business.
Mr. Cyzer will serve as President and Head of European Equities for BTIG Limited. Based in London, Mr. Cyzer will be tasked with managing BTIG's equities sales and trading business throughout Europe, planning and implementing the strategic direction and expansion of BTIG's European businesses, including BTIG's outsource trading, prime-brokerage and agency execution business, hiring professionals, and managing client services.
Mr. Cyzer has an established track record of success in European finance. At Goldman Sachs, which he joined in 2002 and became a Partner in 2004, Mr. Cyzer was Head of European Equity Salestrading and most recently ran Goldman's European One Delta Execution Services before retiring in 2011. Before his tenure at Goldman, he was Deutsche Bank's Head of European Equity Salestrading. Mr. Cyzer started his career in European equity sales at NatWest Markets.
"We are thrilled that Matthew will be joining our team and know that his extensive experience in the London and European markets will be invaluable to us as we expand our European and international operations," said Steven Starker, Co-Founder of BTIG. "We feel that now is the right time to invest further in our growing European franchise by hiring the best talent and the best professionals to drive our growth and serve our clients."
BTIG LLC is a premier institutional brokerage and fund services company. BTIG continues to build its global franchise around a broad and experienced group of professionals who are leaders and experts in their respective fields. Founded in 2002, BTIG, including through its affiliates, employs nearly 400 professionals in five different countries. BTIG serves customers from all over the world and offers services in 11 areas: Equity Trading, Equity Derivatives, Futures Trading, Convertible Securities, Prime Brokerage, Outsource Trading, Fixed Income, Direct Market Access, Capital Markets, Equity Research and Corporate Access.
BTIG has nine U.S. offices: New York, San Francisco, Dallas, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Greenwich, Red Bank and Orinda. The firm also has four overseas affiliates: London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney.
BTIG LLC is a member of FINRA and SIPC
SOURCE BTIG LLC