William W. Burke has joined BNY ConvergEx Group as director of sales for BNY Jaywalk, the firm’s independent research consultancy.
Mr. Burke will lead sales outreach to Jaywalk’s institutional client base, introducing money managers to the recently launched Jaywalk 360 service. This matches research from Jaywalk’s global network of independent research providers (IRPs) with each client’s unique investment parameters and individual areas of interest, using performance screening to identify the IRPs best qualified to serve those interests.
He will report to John D. Meserve, director of BNY ConvergEx, who says, “Bill has a sterling track record leading equity sales trading teams, making him the ideal person to promote Jaywalk’s services to their growing client base of hedge fund and traditional money managers.”
Mr. Burke has more than twenty years’ experience of equity sales trading, most recently serving as managing director and head of equity sales trading at Robertson Stephens. He also worked as a sales trader at Cowen & Company, Furman Selz and Paine Webber. He holds a B.S. from Fordham University in New York City.
“Bill’s extensive experience in equity sales trading will be a critical component in our efforts to broaden the reach of our Jaywalk offering within the buy-side community,” says Joseph M. Velli, chairman and CEO of BNY ConvergEx Group, LLC.