BTIG’s European affiliate, BTIG Limited, announced today that it has appointed Christopher Rollins as its Chief Executive Officer. Rollins, who has worked for the company in multiple senior roles in its New York office, will begin in his new role immediately.
Rollins has moved across the sea for his new job at the London-based broker-dealer. In New York, he held the position of Managing Director, International Equities, and Head of U.S. Execution Services.
Rollins will now be responsible for expanding BTIG’s multi-asset class products. It will also be his job to accelerate the growth of the firm’s footprint across Europe.
Commenting on the appointment, co-founder and CEO of BTIG, Scott Kovalik, said: “Since joining the firm, Chris has demonstrated that he is a very strong leader.
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He understands how we can be impactful and translates a vision into tangible results for clients. His deep relationships throughout Europe and the U.S. will help further cement our position as a key partner for institutions looking for high-touch service.”
Christopher Rollins’ extensive career in finance
Before working at BTIG, Rollins had a 15-year-long tenure at Goldman Sachs. Here he held numerous key leadership roles such as Managing Director and Co-Head of European Execution Services, in London.
Before this, he worked in the multinational investment bank’s New York office. Whilst here, he was Managing Director of Institutional Equities. In this role, he focused on executing cash equities and derivatives.
Steven Starker, co-founder of BTIG, added: “We are confident that Chris will help successfully steer the direction of the firm in its next chapter of growth. He has exhibited a keen understanding of where we see opportunities to strengthen our relationships with clients. Chris is the ideal fit to drive business growth and position the firm for the future.”
Between 1996 and 2000, Rollins attended Harvard University. Here gained a bachelor’s degree in government and international relations.