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ON THE MOVE: CalPERS Loses CIO; Abenate Gets New Role

Traders Magazine Online News, May 22, 2018

John D'Antona Jr.

Ted Eliopoulos, chief investment officer of the California Public Employees' Retirement System, has announced he will leave the post by the end of the year due to family commitments. Eliopoulos made a number of investment policy changes since his tenure began in 2014, growing the system's assets to more than $355 billion from around $300 billion.

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Credit Suisse is reorganizing its execution services business to better compete with the likes of Virtu and Citadel Securities. The Swiss bank named electronic trading veteran Anthony Abenante to a new role heading global execution services within its equities unit, according to an internal memo seen by Business Insider. The position will bring together the high touch, program trading and electronic trading groups under a single umbrella, as they were previously run separately. Abenante will report to Mike Stewart, who joined Credit Suisse in 2017 from UBS to head up equities.

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BTIG reported Brendan Daly has joined the firm as a Director within the Foreign Exchange Trading division. Daly will focus on expanding existing BTIG relationships. Prior to BTIG, he was a Director at Newedge for nearly a decade. Previously, he was a Proprietary Trader at Société Générale and Gelber Securities. Earlier in his career, he held similar roles at Calyon Corporate and Investment Bank, and Credit Lyonnais. Based in New York, he will report into Alan Circle and Martin Ferraro, Managing Directors and Co-Heads of Foreign Exchange Trading at BTIG.

JonesTrading naming Eduardo Seda as Vice President, Senior Energy Analyst. In his role, Seda is primarily responsible for research coverage on Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) within the energy sector. Based in New York, Seda is an industry veteran, bringing over 25 years’ experience and expertise to JonesTrading. Prior to joining JonesTrading, he was a Senior Analyst at Sidoti & Company, LLC specializing in coverage of Small- and Mid-Cap Asset Managers and Other Financial Companies within the Financial Services sector. From 2009-2016, he was a Managing Director & Senior Analyst in the Energy Group at Ladenburg Thalmann & Co., Inc., responsible for coverage of Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) and Closed-End MLP Funds within the midstream energy sector.

ED&F Man Capital Markets has announced that Rob Branthover has been appointed as Director of the Fixed Income Sales team in New York. With 31 years of experience, he spent 14 years at Mortgage Industry Advisory Corp (MIAC) as the Managing Director of their Secondary Solutions Risk Management and Trading Group. His previous roles included working at Lehman Brothers in a sales role covering community banks as well as JPM Chase Mortgage in Secondary Marketing and Treasury & Asset/Liability Management.

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