BTIG, a financial services firm specialising in institutional trading, investment banking and related brokerage services, today expanded its International Equities Group with the appointment of Chris Amato.
Amato joins as Managing Director and Head of ADR Conversion Trading to build out its ADR Conversion Trading Desk, including a new electronic platform and an expanded high-touch solution.
Chris will play a pivotal role in strengthening our ADR conversion capabilities.
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Commenting on the appointment, Richard Jacklin, Managing Director and Head of International Equities at BTIG, said: “As an industry leader, Chris will play a pivotal role in strengthening our ADR conversion capabilities. Expanding the firm’s ADR offering will broaden the expertise of our International Trading Group, a team that skillfully trades in multiple currencies and markets worldwide.”
Amato is a seasoned ADR professional with over 20 years of industry experience. He was previously Head of Trading at Citadel Execution Services and prior to that, Director of International Market Making at E*Trade Capital Markets. Earlier in his career, he held similar Head Trader roles at GMST World Markets, International Asset Advisors and Raymond James and Associates.
“Chris will enhance our ability to identify valuable liquidity in ADRs. ADRs are an increasingly attractive financial instrument to trade across markets. An automated ADR conversion trading platform, coupled with a more robust high-touch ADR trading team, better equips BTIG to meet clients’ requirements in markets around the globe,” added Anton LeRoy, Chief Operating Officer, BTIG.