Former Tourmaline Partners MD joins Raymond James’ global equity trading division

Incoming equity trader joins investment bank after previously serving at Tourmaline Partners, CLSA, UBS, Liquidnet and Bloomberg LP.

Independent investment bank Raymond James has added Rowley Aird to its global equity trading division.

As part of the new role, Aird will help set up global trading from Europe, reporting to global heads in the US.

Aird joins Raymond James from outsourced trading firm Tourmaline Partners, where he most recently served as managing director for Europe.

Before that, he spent five years at CLSA, initially as head of electronic trading for Europe, before eventually becoming head of trading and execution services – a position he held for nearly four and a half years.

Earlier in his career, Aird held an algo sales position at UBS for three years. Before joining UBS, he served as sales director and sales manager at Liquidnet and Bloomberg LP, respectively.