Finance Magnates has learned that global markets and financial advisory firm StormHarbour Securities is set to launch a loan franchise with the hire of Paul Martin of Four Square Brokerage, as per a Reuters report.
Martin possesses over 10 years loan trading and sales experience and managing trading books across differing asset classes having worked with an end client base encompassing Hedge Funds and other institutional loan investors in the US, European and Asia Pacific Australasia regions.
Loan Sales and Trading
Martin will join StormHarbour in January as a managing director and will be based in London. He will be responsible for loan sales and trading and will be tasked with developing and building out a loan offering at the firm.
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He will initially target investment grade, emerging market and Middle East loans as well as European leveraged loans, with a focus on distressed and off-the-run names.
Prior to Four Square, Martin was head of European loan trading at Nomura in London and before that spent four years within the loan markets group at WestLB.
Stormharbour was founded by trio Antonio Cacorino, Fredrick Chapey and Sohail Khan who head up a team of 160 professionals in New York, London, Lisbon, Madrid, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Dubai. The company focuses on sales and trading, structuring and advisory, and capital markets activities providing financing and structuring solutions for the credit, equity and alternatives markets.