Less than two months after revamping its London Office, BTIG has added FX veterans David O’Connor and Katie Shields as its Director of FX sales and Director of Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities (Ficc) operations, respectively.
Back in October, BTIG fortified its London office with the appointment of Stephen Downer, Andrew Andreou and Chris Haase. With its New York branch in focus, the group has decided to bolster its FX and Ficc capabilities in light of mounting demand.
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The two individuals will be based in New York and will be reporting to Alan Circle and Martin Ferraro, Managing Directors and co-Heads of FX at BTIG. It will be worth watching whether other firms augment their own staff and if this becomes a broader trend following a summer of downsizing by many organizations.