BTIG Adds Bradford Ainslie to Institutional Equities Division

New York – February 14, 2022 BTIG announced today that Bradford Ainslie has joined the firm as a Managing Director within its Institutional Equities business, and will report to Richard J. Blank Jr., Managing Director and Head of Global Equities at BTIG. Mr. Ainslie will increase the client reach of BTIG and expand the ability of the firm to source liquidity.

Mr. Ainslie brings over 20 years of industry experience to the firm. Prior to BTIG, he was Managing Partner and President at The Brightwood Group. Previously, Mr. Ainslie was an Executive Managing Director and Head of Global Markets at The Reorient Group and an Executive Managing Director and Head of the Asia Equities Sales Trading Desk at Cantor Fitzgerald in Hong Kong. Earlier in his career, he was an Equities Trader at Cantor Fitzgerald and a Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley.

“We are thrilled to have Brad join our Institutional Equities team,” said Mr. Blank. “His international experience and perspective combined with a differentiated global network will be additive to our sales and trading platform. We look forward to his future contribution across all of our product offerings.”

BTIG’s Institutional Equities team leverages their industry relationships to maximize outcomes for market participants. With access to more than 50 global market centers, BTIG sources liquidity on behalf of its 4,000-plus clients worldwide.




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