TRADING UP: JonesTrading Snags Rivelli, Trimmer; Tusar Leaves KCG
Block trading firm JonesTrading hired six equity trading industry veterans to its Cos Cob and Southampton offices. The move allows JonesTrading to add to its existing capabilities in both single stock and program trading. The Cos Cob team is now led by Todd Trimmer and Doug Rivelli, both named Managing Directors. Trimmer previously served as Co-CEO of Weeden & Co. LP, and Head of Equities at Guggenheim Partners, LLC and Auerbach Grayson and Company, LLC.
Rivelli has served as Head of Program Trading at Weeden & Co. LP and CEO of Pragma Securities LLC. They will be covering accounts for both single stocks and programs and are joined by Jack Duffy and Gary Zegras, who both also had senior roles at Weeden, Guggenheim and Auerbach Grayson.
In Southampton, Chip Renkowski and Bryan Klopfer joined. Both have over 16 years sales trading experience at Knight/KCG Holdings, Inc. before briefly working at Auerbach Grayson.
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