Avior Hires JPMorgan's Owen as Senior Sales Trader for Equities

Avior Capital Markets (Pty) Ltd., a South African research firm and brokerage, hired Earl Owen of JPMorgan Chase & Co. as a senior sales trader. He will join on July 1.

“Earl’s experience together with Avior’s existing presence on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange will add to an already successful equities, sales and trading desk,” Claudio Marchetti, head of sales and trading at the company, said in a statement.

Owen has also worked as a director at Deutsche Bank AG’s office in Johannesburg, which he joined in March 2010 after being head of trading at UBS Group AG’s South African business from February 2001, according to his LinkedIn profile page.

Avior, which started its own stock on the JSE this month, covers more than 100 South African equities and has three sales traders and three traders, according to Marchetti.

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