NEW YORK and LONDON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cantor Fitzgerald Europe, a leading financial services firm, today announced the expansion of its Corporate Finance division with the appointment of Dominic Curtis as Managing Director. Mr. Curtis will focus on building the firm's debt capital market business in Europe, including both loans and bonds, and supporting the continued growth of the investment bank and credit trading teams. He will be based in London and report to Gordon Neilly, Head of Corporate Finance.
"Expanding our investment banking, capital raising and advisory services in Europe is a primary goal for the firm. The appointment of Dominic demonstrates our ability to attract the industry's top banking talent, and our ability to aggressively expand our origination and distribution platforms," said Shawn P. Matthews, Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. "Dominic's deep market knowledge and industry relationships will be immensely helpful to clients, and help complement our existing array of services while broadening our credit trading network."
"Cantor has a well-established sales, trading and credit team recognized for expertise in leveraged finance, high yield and investment grade debt products. Dominic's appointment enhances our ability to deliver the highest level of service and quality products to our existing clients and help develops relationships with new clients. In the coming year, we will continue to build out our existing team and distribution platform in the UK and Europe across a range of credit and fixed income products," added James Rowsell, Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald Europe.
"We are excited for Dominic to join the team. He will be instrumental in helping us capitalize on strategic opportunities, particularly in the leveraged finance product space," said Mr. Neilly.
Mr. Curtis joins Cantor from AlpInvest Partners, where he served as Principal helping build their London office and invest their mezzanine and equity co-investment funds. Earlier, he served as Director of Leveraged Finance at Citi, originating and executing high yield and leveraged finance transactions. Mr. Curtis holds a B.A. and Masters in Manufacturing Engineering from Cambridge University.
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