The Asian subsidiary of broker-dealer BTIG has strengthened its institutional sales and sales trading team with a number of new appointments.
The firm says the new hires will help to bolster its presence in the Asia Pacific region.
Matthew Ruddick and Guy Robertson have joined BTIG Asia Pacific as vice president of equity sales and executive director of equity sales respectively. Ruddick joins BTIG from Mizuho Securities, while Robertson joins from US-based brokerage Knight Capital.
Former MF Global employees Neil Newman and Fabiano Mascolo have joined BTIG as vice presidents in the sales trading division, as has Gustino DeMarco, most recently at KE Absolute. All four will be based in BTIG’s Hong Kong office.
In Singapore, the firm has hired another former Knight Capital Asian equity head Edward Strover as an executive director of equity sales and Andrew Millward, who was previously at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, as vice president of sales trading.
“We are very pleased to announce the new additions to our team, which will help strengthen our operations and offering to clients,” Jesse Lentchner, CEO, Asia Pacific, BTIG.
BTIG Asia Pacific now has 25 sales traders working across the Asia region.
Malaysian bourse prepares
Meantime, Bursa Malaysia has hired Datin Azalina binti Adham to the new position of head of strategy and transformation, as part of plans to propel growth at the exchange.
Datin Azalina, previously of Amanah Merchant Bank, has also been appointed to Bursa Malaysia’s management committee, which evaluates management and operational matters. The Malaysian bourse has also appointed Encik Jamaluddin bin Nor Mohamad as its new head of Islamic and alternative markets.