ITG (NYSE:ITG), an independent execution broker and financial technology provider, has on-boarded John Emmert and Sean O’Meara as the newest members of its trading teams. The group’s latest hires are to help strengthen its portfolio and exchange-traded-funds (ETFs) capabilities respectively.
Mr. Emmert will serve as ITG’s Director on the Global Portfolio Trading team. In this capacity he will be based out of New York, with his appointment being tendered this week. He steps into the new job with over two decades of trading and client relationship building experience.
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Most recently he worked for ten years as a Director in the Global Program Sales & Trading Group at Deutsche Bank Securities. Prior to Deutsche Bank, he held senior level trading and sales positions at Société Générale, Susquehanna International Group, BNP Paribas, and Bankers Trust.
Sean O’Meara has been secured as Director of ETF Trading US – his hire will help develop the group’s ETF efforts. Mr. O’Meara has over fourteen years of trading experience, mainly across the ETF space. This includes a recent position in the ETF unit at Abel Noser as well as nine years at JPMorgan as its Executive Director of market making US listed ETFs.
Mr. O’Meara steps into the role with immediate effect and will be based out of ITG’s New York office.
ITG recently made headlines after it reported its April 2017 turnover, which disclosed total volumes of 2.4 billion shares, compared with 3.65 billion in March 2017, or 34.2 percent lower on a month-over-month basis – this decline was on par with other institutional venues, which saw a widespread withering of volumes and turnover relative to the month prior.