TRADING UP: Citi Snags Brill; SSGA Tabs Sweeney


Jeffrey Brill, Citi

Citi has hired Goldman Sachs prime brokerage pro Jeffrey Brill to head up its prime finance sales team on the US West Coast. The role previously belonged to Michael Mead, who has since moved from San Francisco to New York to work in another role within prime finance. Brill was previously based in San Francisco working for Goldman Sachs as vice president in institutional equity sales for a little over a year and previously spent 13 years in prime brokerage sales roles at the investment bank.

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Instinet announced the appointment of Scott Douglass as US Head of Sales for its Commission Management Services (CMS) business. Based in New York, Douglass will be responsible for the US CMS Sales of Instinet’s comprehensive suite of CMS products including: BrokerShare, T*Share, Broker Vote, Budget Tool, Research Interaction Tracker and RQ Connect within its Plazma platform. Prior to joining Instinet, he spent a decade at Deustche Bank, where he was most recently a Director and Head of DBHub for North America overseeing the Global CMS platform.

BNY Mellon has grabbed veteran Peter Salvage to the newly-created position of global head, hedge fund services. Salvage was with SS&C Technologies hedge fund services division SS&C GlobeOp, where he was a managing director based in London and New York. In his new role at BNY, he will lead a drive for growth within BNY Mellon’s hedge fund services business and look to further develop existing relationships.

Barclays snagged Asita Anche, a former managing director in Goldman Sachs’ fixed income systematic market making division. Anche’s appointment comes as the bank seeks to strengthen its trading business following the appointment of ex-J.P. Morgan banker Tim Throsby as head of the investment bank and the ejection of Joe Corcoran, former global head of markets and head of markets Americas. Barclays also landed Robert Tzucker from UBS as head of U.S. inflation trading. Anche joined Goldman as a managing director from Millennium Capital in 2010 after previously spending five years at Citadel Securities.

Exchange operator Nasdaq appointed Mattias Hammrquist as the new Chief Executive Officer of Nasdaq Broker Services AB.

Kathryn Sweeney, SSGA

IEX Group announced that it has appointed Michael Lynton, the Chairman of Snap, Inc. and previously the CEO of Sony Entertainment, to its Board of Directors as a non-executive director. Lynton announced his upcoming departure from Sony in January. In addition to his roles at Snap and Sony, Lynton is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and has served on the board of Ares Management, L.P. since 2014. He also sits on the boards of several nonprofits.

State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), the asset management business of State Street Corporation has named Kathryn Sweeney as head of SPDR Americas Institutional sales. Sweeney will be responsible for defining and leading the execution of the SPDR Americas Institutional Sales Strategy in the Americas. She joins from Goldman Sachs, where throughout her more than 19 year tenure, she served most recently as Global Head of Distribution and Product Strategy for the Securities Division. Prior to this, she held roles as Head of US ETF Execution and Risk, and as an ETF trader in London and New York. She reports to Nick Good, co-head with Rory Tobin of the global SPDR business.

Dash Financial Technologies announced the appointment of Robert Boylan as Managing Director, Business Development. In this role, he will be responsible for further building the firm’s business among both its buy and sell side client bases. With over 25 years’ experience in the capital markets, he comes from Goldman Sachs, where he most recently led the firm’s Electronic Trading hedge fund sales team following several years leading the Broker Dealer & International Electronic Institutional sales group. Prior to that Mr. Boylan spent five years at Credit Suisse, working first in its commission management sales group and later co-heading its Advanced Execution Services (AES) sales team for broker-dealers. Before that he worked in various product management roles at Bloomberg, managing its Sell-side Execution and Order Management Solutions (SSEOMS), Fixed Income Trading and Equities Order Routing platforms.

KeyBanc Capital Markets hired Corey Whitbeck and Robert Campbell to its high yield sales team in Albany, New York. The pair join the bank as directors in high yield sales. Previously, Whitbeck served as a managing director and head of high yield sales at CL King & Associates, where he was responsible for managing all aspects of high yield sales. Whitbeck also worked at Bernstein Global Wealth Management and SPP Capital Partners.  Campbell also joins from CL King & Associates where he was most recently a managing director focused on high yield, investment grade and convertible bond trading. Campbell previously worked at Swiss Re.  Both will report to Jon Kline, head of high yield sales in New York.


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