Citi EMEA Sales Trading Head Samantha Huggins Exits

She takes on a managing director role at BTIG in London.

Samantha Huggins will join BTIG as managing director after more than 20 years at Citi and Merrill Lynch, Finance Magnates has learned.

Agency broker BTIG has appointed a former Citi veteran as managing director and a senior member of its institutional equities division, according to market sources.

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Huggins joins the European leadership team at BTIG in London. She will be responsible for growing the global client base and transacting across the firm’s existing equity products in Europe while expanding the broker’s offering throughout the region.

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Two decades of industry experience

Huggins brings 20 years’ experience in the industry to her new role, a decade of which was most recently spent with Citi where she was also a managing director and head of EMEA sales trading.

Prior to Citi, Huggins worked at Merrill Lynch in London and New York for ten years within equity sales trading.

“As a proven leader and producer, [Huggins] will help build out our International Equity execution platform and act as an integral part of our leadership team in Europe,” said the chief executive of BTIG Limited Christopher Rollins in a statement. “Her deep understanding of market structure, knowledge of the global client landscape, and history of securing quantifiable results on behalf of clients will strengthen our capabilities and our business.”

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