BTIG Appoints London-Based Emerging Markets
Fixed Income Team
September 13, 2010 03:33 AM Eastern Daylight Time
LONDON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--BTIG Ltd, a broker dealer specialising in institutional trading and
related brokerage services, today announced the expansion of its Global Fixed Income team to include a London-
based team focused on Emerging Markets complementing the current U.S. team. The team led locally by emerging
market veteran Darren Reiss includes Russell Scott, Cornelia Colonius and Alpesh Lad. They will report to Alex
May, Global Head of Emerging Markets.
The addition of this team is the first stage of BTIG’s global roll-out of its Fixed Income Group. Launched in
February 2009, the Group now has more than 70 employees and focuses on sales and trading of credit products
across the full credit spectrum, emerging markets and structured products.
“We are excited to add such an experienced team to our Emerging Markets offering. Darren’s team will complement
our efforts in the U.S. while bolstering our growing commitment to the CEEMEA markets,” said May. “Darren,
Russell, Cornelia and Alpesh join BTIG with extensive emerging markets fixed income experience from some of the
largest institutions in London and bring with them the knowledge and expertise needed to drive our business
Reiss joins as Managing Director and Head of the Emerging Markets Fixed Income sales team in London. Reiss’
career in fixed income markets spans 18 years. He joins BTIG from Knight Libertas, where he was a Director on
the institutional Fixed Income sales desk. Prior to Knight Libertas, Reiss was a Director of HSBC in the emerging
markets sales team for eight years. He started his career at Hambros Bank trading investment grade credits. Reiss
brings a number of deep relationships with dedicated emerging markets accounts.
Scott joins as Managing Director in the Emerging Markets Fixed Income team as Head of CEEMEA Trading. Scott
has 16 years of emerging market credit trading experie