LONDON, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cantor Fitzgerald Europe (Cantor), a leading global financial services firm, today announced that it will launch a corporate advisory business and expand brokerage services in Europe with 17 key appointments. The team of highly experienced professionals, all of whom previously worked at Canaccord Genuity, will be led by Gordon Neilly, who joins as Head of Corporate Finance. Angelo Sofocleous, who joins as Co-Head of Equity Trading will lead European sales and trading with Marc Altmann. The team is based in London and reports to James Rowsell, Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald Europe.
With the arrival of Mr. Neilly and Mr. Sofocleous and their team, Cantor will provide financial advisory services for asset management, wealth management and investment companies, covering primary issuance, mergers and acquisitions, capital reorganisations, debt issuance and strategy. The team will focus on growing Cantor's client base in Europe and expanding the range of corporate advisory and brokerage services to clients in key sectors.
"With the addition of these high calibre professionals, we are in an ideal position to offer financial and advisory services throughout the European market and to add further sector specialisation. The team shares a common drive to provide exceptional service and results to clients, which will help deepen our existing relationships," said Mr. Rowsell. "We are pleased to have Gordon, Angelo and the team join, and are delighted with the response from clients, many of whom have indicated their interest and intention to build and strengthen relationships with Cantor."
Mr. Neilly said, "The strength of Cantor's balance sheet and global network, together with its strong and developed distribution platform, will enable us to further enhance our client offering in Europe."
"We are constantly searching for opportunities to help accelerate our global growth plans and are pleased to expand the scope and reach of our offerings to clients in Europe. This is a key area of focus for the firm, and these significant hires represent a superb extension of our established team in London," said Shawn Matthews, Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. "Their collective experience and network of relationships enhances and complements our European services portfolio, further strengthening our unwavering focus on adding value to our clients."
Cantor is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Services Authority (reference number 149380), and is a member of the London Stock Exchange. Cantor Fitzgerald Europe, with over 130 experienced sales and trading professionals, offers an array of financial services and products to meet the demands of institutional clients in all markets. The equity research team covers Pan European consumer sectors incorporating retail, food retail, luxury goods, food producers, beverages, household and personal care (HPC), transport and leisure. Cantor has offices in major financial centres in EMEA including London, Paris, Milan, Nyon, Zurich and Tel Aviv.
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