BTIG names new emerging markets fixed income MD

Incoming individual has previously held senior positions at: Seaport Global Holdings, RBC Capital Markets, Bank of Ireland, American Express Bank International, and Deutsche Bank.

Flavio Paparella has been named managing director within BTIG’s global emerging markets fixed income group, joining from Seaport Global Holdings where he also served as a MD focused on LATAM fixed income. 

In the new role, Paparella will be based in New York and is set to focus on Latin American markets, as the firm seeks to expand its presence in the area. 

He will report directly to Stuart Kasdin and Pablo Melasecca, co-heads of Latin America and EMEA credit emerging markets. 

Previously in his career, Paparella ran the institutional structured products Latin America desk for RBC Capital Markets. He also previously served as managing director at both American Express Bank International and Deutsche Bank, Argentina.

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Speaking to the appointment, Michael Carley, head of fixed income credit at BTIG, said: “We are excited to welcome Flavio to our team. His proven track record, combined with his in-depth knowledge of the economic and political landscape of the LATAM region will be instrumental in delivering value to our clients.”