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May 06, 2015 10:37 PM ET

Capital Markets

Company Overview of BTIG, LLC

Company Overview

BTIG, LLC provides institutional brokerage and fund services. The company specializes in global trading and fund services for hedge funds, mutual funds, separate accounts, and family offices. It operates in various areas, including equity trading, fixed income, futures trading, convertible securities, equity derivatives, prime brokerage, outsource trading, direct market access, capital markets, equity research, and corporate access, as well as international trading, outsource trading, commission management services, portfolio analytics, and market intelligence. In addition, the company provides trading solutions to investment managers. It serves institutional clients worldwide. The company w...

600 Montgomery Street

6th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94111

United States

Founded in 2002



Key Executives for BTIG, LLC

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Managing Director
Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director
Chief Operating Officer, Managing Director and Head of FICC
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

BTIG, LLC Key Developments

BTIG LLC Announces Executive Appointments

BTIG LLC announced that it has made two key additions to their staff with the hiring of David' O'Connor and Katie Shields. O'Connor and Shields each bring significant experience to company's growing FX business, which now stands at 16 professionals. The company recently added a team based in Chicago to complement the New York desk. O'Connor joins the New York FX desk as a Director in FX Sales. He most recently served as a director in FX sales for three years at Macquarie Bank and has also worked in a sales capacity for HSBC Bank USA, Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank. He was head of Asian FX sales for RBC Sydney. Shields joins the company as Director of FICC Operations at BTIG where she will be responsible for back office operations for the Fixed Income, Currency, Commodities and FX business. Shields is a 14-year veteran of Morgan Stanley, where she has held positions in their Prime Brokerage and Cross-Product Operations groups.

BTIG LLC Opens New Chicago-Based FX Desk; Announces Executive Appointments

BTIG LLC has opened a new Chicago-based FX desk with the appointment of Michael Artim, Brandon Walsh, and Chris Karabelas. Artim, Walsh and Karabelas most recently worked together at Newedge Group in Chicago and will each serve at BTIG as Directors of Foreign Exchange Sales. Prior to Newedge, he worked at BMO Capital Markets in foreign exchange sales and has also served in sales and trading roles for ABN AMRO, ING Bank and Paine Webber. Artim began trading in the commodity markets and expanded into trading in the metals, FX, interest-rate and option markets over his 25 year career. Walsh joined Newedge in 2008 as part of the FX trading team. Prior to that, he was an FX trader and dealer in the Australian and Chicago offices of Fimat. Walsh began his career as an analyst for Bank of America Securities, based in its Charlotte, NC office. Karabelas also joined Newedge as an FX trader in 2008. He began his career at ABN AMRO in 2004 as an FX trader. The team will report to Alan Circle and Martin Ferraro, the Co-Heads of FX at BTIG and ultimately to Anton LeRoy, BTIG's Head of FICC (Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities). As part of this expansion of its FX group, BTIG also hired Michael Paravati as an associate in its New York office to assist with foreign exchange operations.

BTIG, LLC Announces Executive Changes

BTIG LLC announced that it has hired William Buchanan and Graham Powis as part of the expansion of its Investment Banking and Capital Markets groups. William B. Buchanan, Jr. has joined BTIG as Head of Investment Banking. Bill has spent the last seven years as CEO of Lazard Capital Markets in New York. Prior to Lazard, Bill worked at Cowen for eight years running Capital Markets. Graham Powis has joined BTIG as Head of Capital Markets. Graham spent the last seven years at Lazard as Head of U.S. Equity Capital Markets. Prior to that, he worked at Cowen for nine years where he ultimately ran the firm's Equity Capital Markets division. BTIG also announced the promotion of K.C. Stone to Head of Healthcare Investment Banking. K.C. joined BTIG's Corporate Finance group in 2012 as a Managing Director.

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