TRADING UP: ITG Lands Onofrio, JPM’s Redfearn Promoted
Execution broker ITG announced that Michael Onofrio joined the firm as a Director on the U.S. Electronic coverage team, based in New York. Onofrio, a 10-year industry veteran, comes most recently from JP Morgan where he was Executive Director in charge of the European Equities Electronic Coverage team, based in London. Prior to JP Morgan, Onofrio started his career on the Electronic Coverage team at Bear Stearns.
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Cowen announced that Ann Neidenbach, who joined the firm upon the closing of the Company’s recent acquisition of Convergex, has been appointed Managing Director and Chief Information Officer and will direct the firm’s global strategic technology innovations across all business lines. In addition, Kelly Weigel was promoted to Head of Marketing and Client Services and will oversee the coordination of the firm’s global corporate access, marketing and communications initiatives. Finally, Patrice Growney Aitken has joined Cowen’s Equity Sales and Trading team as Managing Director and Head of Mid-Atlantic Equity Sales.
Neidenbach has over 25 years of experience in the global financial industry. As Cowen Managing Director and Chief Information Officer, she will be responsible for providing strategic direction of Cowen’s technology innovation across all its businesses and will lead the firm’s software development, information services, business processes and technical infrastructure. Prior to joining Cowen, she held similar positions at Convergex and NASDAQ and also held senior positions at Citibank and Lava Trading.
Aitken previously worked at Credit Suisse where she was a Managing Director in Institutional Equity Sales primarily covering the Mid-Atlantic region for over 17 years. She also held similar roles with Donaldson Lufkin Jenrette and Kidder Peabody.
Prior to joining Cowen, Weigel ran her own consulting company that provided conference logistics and one-on-one meeting coordination for a variety of investment banks. She also spent 14 years at Bank of America (formerly Montgomery Securities) in the corporate access and syndicate groups.
Edward Nebens has joined First Pacific Advisors. A professional with more than 20 years of trading experience in investment management, which included more than a decade as Head of Trading, served both on the buyside and the sellside. Nebens was most recently relocated to Los Angeles to run trading for Gratia Capital, a multi strategy fund from 2014 to 2017. Before Gratia Capital, he was Head of Trading at Three Bridges Capital in New York, a long-short fund, from 2011 to 2014. Before that he was Executive Director of Global Equities at UBS. Prior to UBS, Ed was Head Trader for Cantillon Capital Management from 2003 to 2010, managing their trading desks in both New York and London. Earlier in his career, Nebens was a senior trader at asset management firms across the Street, including Deutsche Asset Management, Credit Suisse Asset Management, Julius Baer, and Morgan Stanley.
The Options Clearing Corp appointed Amy McCormick as First Vice President, Financial Risk Management, a new position for the organization. A 22-year veteran, McCormick was a Managing Director at the National Futures Association (NFA), the industrywide self-regulatory organization for the U.S. futures industry, where from 2015 to the present she managed a multi-divisional $60 million program to overhaul clearing risk management systems and oversaw examinations, investigations, and risk management teams. Before the NFA, McCormick served as an Executive Director at CME Group in Risk Management from 2012 to 2015 where she led a successful initiative on real-time risk management
Neudata reported Hagen Lewis has joined the firm as Director, North America, and will be based in midtown New York City. Lewis is charged with expanding the U.S. nationwide marketplace for the firm’s alternative data intelligence platform. Previously, he held senior sales positions at Liquid Holdings, Fidessa, Knight Capital and Instinet.
The London Stock Exchange (LSE) has confirmed its chief strategy officer, David Lester, has decided to leave his position after more than 16 years with the exchange. Lester was named head of LSE’s corporate strategy in 2011 and was responsible for the Group’s mergers and acquisitions and development of core growth initiatives. He has been a member of LSE’s Executive Committee since he joined in 2001 as chief information officer, taking responsibility for both its technology and market data businesses, before becoming group director of information services in 2009.
Instinet, the equity execution services arm of Nomura, named Stuart Knowling as CEO of Instinet Asia Pacific (APAC) based in Hong Kong. Knowling has been the Chief Operating Officer of Instinet APAC since 2010. Tetsuhiro Nishi, the previous CEO of Instinet APAC, is taking on a new role within Nomura as the Head of Execution Services, Asia ex-Japan, also based in Hong Kong.
Brett Redfearn has was named JP Morgan’s new Head of Market Structure. Redfearn, a 22-year Wall Street pro, served as the firm’s Global Head, Equity Market Structure Strategy. Before that, he was the firm’s America’s Head of Market Structure Strategy. He has also spent the last eight years serving on BATS Global Markets board and has been on the BIDS board as well.
Drexel Hamilton, a New York state-certified service-disabled veteran-owned broker-dealer has named Thomas Durkin and Mark Berube to man its new Boston office. Thomas Durkin joins Drexel Hamilton with more than 20 years of experience in equity capital markets, most recently with Avondale Partners where he was Director, Institutional Trading servicing clients in Boston, New York, Mid-Atlantic and Canada. Previously, Durkin held equity trading roles with Wedbush/PacGrow Life Sciences, BB&T Capital Markets and Weeden & Co.
Berube joins Drexel Hamilton with more than 20 years of experience in equity capital markets, most recently as a Managing Director at GL Capital Partners. Prior to that, Berube was a Partner at Weeden and Co. Mark began his career at Bear Stearns & Co, as Vice President on the Institutional Trading desk.
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