BTIG, a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading, investment banking, research, and related brokerage services, has once again added to its Fixed Income Credit Group, this time bringing in four new senior executives as part of its latest tranche of hires.
Per the latest round of appointments, Anthony Guido, Steven Jones, Jay Sommer, and Jeffrey Walsh have all joined the firm within the Fixed Income Credit Group. Each individual will be based out of BTIG’s New York office, reporting to Drew Doscher and Darren Haines, the group’s co-Heads of the Fixed Income Credit Group.
Mr. Guido lands at BTIG as its newest Managing Director of the Fixed Income Credit Group – he will be focusing on high-yield sales. He comes over to BTIG having worked as the Managing Director of High-Yield Sales at Guggenheim Securities with additional stops at Jefferies, Imperial Capital, Bear Stearns, Citigroup, and Prudential.
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By extension, Mr. Jones will be BTIG’s Managing Director and High-Yield Credit Strategist within the group, following a lengthy career of buy- and sell-side experience, relegated exclusively to the energy sector. Mr. Jones previously worked at U.S. Bancorp, KeyBanc Capital Markets, and BNP Paribas, among other stops.
Mr. Sommer also joins BTIG as a Managing Director though will focus on sourcing assets across bankruptcies, restructurings and liquidations, including trade claims and other illiquid and special situations globally. He comes over after working as s Managing Director of Fixed Income Credit at Jefferies.
Finally, Mr. Walsh steps into a role as Managing Director, which will see him focus on high-yield sales and trading. He represents the most senior addition of the four individuals, boasting over three decades of fixed income credit experience. Prior to BTIG, Mr. Walsh worked at Canaccord Genuity, RBC Capital Markets, and Morgan Stanley.
According to Mr. Doscher, in a statement on the new hires, “BTIG’s Fixed Income Credit Group continues to opportunistically build out our business. Anthony, Steven, Jay and Jeffrey each have a solid reputation in the industry, and we look forward to leveraging their expertise to penetrate new relationships in the credit space.”
The four additions are the latest hires at BTIG’s NY office since last month, when the company secured Filip Skala and John Curley.