BTIG Secures Goldman Sachs Veteran Luke Hodges as COO

As of the 14th of July, Hodges is the COO and Head of Equities at the brokerage firm.

BTIG Limited recently announced that it has appointed Luke Hodges as its Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Head of Equities, effective from Tuesday the 14th of July, 2020.

BTIG is a global financial services firm specialising in institutional trading and brokerage services. In his new role, Hodges will be based in the company’s London office and will focus on driving growth across all of the company’s business lines.

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Furthermore, as the COO and Head of Equities, Hodges will be responsible for developing the financial firm’s strategy, as well as recruiting key talent and investing in technology to enhance BTIG’s trading platform and multi-asset class product suite.

Hodges joins BTIG from Goldman Sachs

Hodges joins the financial company with nearly two decades worth of experience in the industry. Prior to his current role, he spent more than 17 years at investment bank Goldman Sachs, starting his career with the US-headquartered firm in 2002, his LinkedIn profile shows.

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During his time with the global bank, he ran multiple businesses across EMEA Execution, BTIG said in its statement. This includes Portfolio Trading, ETF Trading, Listed Derivatives and Electronic Trading. 

Commenting on the appointment, Christopher Rollins, Chief Executive Officer, BTIG Limited said in the statement on Tuesday: “We are excited to add someone with Luke’s experience to our leadership team in Europe and believe he will help maximize our presence in the region. 

“He fully understands the transformation occurring in the industry and the value we deliver to clients. As a seasoned leader, we anticipate that Luke will help us broaden our product line, expand our customer base and continue to achieve operational excellence. I look forward to relying on his expertise and counsel as we move ahead.”

Hodges earned a BA Hons from the University College London. His appointment follows on from Brian Ager, a veteran within the FX industry, who took on a role in FX business development at US-based brokerage firm BTIG last month, as Finance Magnates reported.

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