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ON THE MOVE: Invesco and Olivetree Hire Staff for Teams

Traders Magazine Online News, January 23, 2019

John D'Antona Jr.

Invesco has strengthened its London-based ETF Business Development team with the appointment of Hamid Asseffar. Hamid joins Invesco from Amundi where he was a Sales & Marketing Associate within the ETF, Indexing & Smart Beta team. Prior to this role, he worked in the trading strategy team at Credit Suisse in London. Hamid reports to Ravinder Azad at Invesco and will focus on growing Invesco’s ETF business with UK asset managers and family offices.

Also, the firm added to its ETF portfolio management team adding Wayne Parker and Deepak Bharti, both assigned to help meet investor demand for fixed income ETFs.

Olivetree hired David Connor for its US Event Driven Team. Most recently Connor was an Event Driven Strategist at Seaport Global in London and prior to that was at JP Morgan in New York serving in a similar capacity.  Prior to working at JPM, connor managed money as a proprietary trader at BNP Paribas, and before that was a portfolio manager at Dexia Asset Management in Paris from 2003-2007. Ralph Falls onboarded the US Long Short Team and served most recently at Barclays, where he was a senior member of their Equity Sales Trading Team. 

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Also, Shane Edmondson joined the US Long Short Team and will be based in the New York office where he will be responsible for sales trading coverage of N.Y. based hedge funds and long only clients. He comes from Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management where he was a senior member of their Equity Trading Team. 

BTIG, LLC has landed Steven Stich for its Prime Brokerage division. Stich will lead BTIG’s Prime Brokerage sales efforts across Texas and the Midwestern region of the U.S. Prior to BTIG, he was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of a financial technology firm in Dallas. Previously, he held several roles within the Private Client division of U.S. Trust. Earlier in his career, Stich was a Director within Prime Brokerage at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he helped to build the relationship management coverage team. He will be based in the firm’s Dallas, Texas office and report into Matthew Partain, Managing Director and Head of Prime Brokerage Sales.

KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc added fixed income specialist Warren Geiger as a managing director overseeing the new issue and secondary market trading of commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS). Geiger brings nearly 20 years of industry experience, with expertise in CMBS conduit trading and single-asset, single-borrower transactions. He most recently served as managing director and head of Secondary CMBS Trading at Société Générale, where managed the day-to-day trading. Previously, he was co-head of Secondary Market Trading at Citigroup, and began his career researching CMBS portfolios at AIG Global Investment Corp. Geiger e is based in New York City and reports to Tom Goodrick, managing director and head of Fixed Income Trading.

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