BTIG Adds Energy and Shipping Equity Research Coverage with Gregory Lewis and Igor Levi

New York – May 23, 2018 BTIG, LLC announced today that Gregory Lewis, CFA, and Igor Levi, CFA, have joined the firm to provide Energy and Shipping equity research coverage. Both analysts will be based in New York, and will report into David Lenchus, Director of Research at BTIG.

The addition of two new sectors within the research division will strengthen BTIG’s offering and diversify its capabilities for both institutional and corporate clients. With a significant trading presence across both verticals, BTIG continues to aggressively hire talent to service clients specifically focused on energy and shipping.

“Greg and Igor will be an important addition to the Research division, and they will each craft critical business intelligence,” said Mr. Lenchus. “Energy and Shipping are increasingly active sectors for clients, and we are confident that we now have the right team of experienced analysts in place to support their objectives.”

Mr. Lewis joins BTIG as a Managing Director. He will provide coverage of the Energy and Shipping sectors, focused on oil services and marine transportation. Prior to BTIG, Mr. Lewis spent eleven years at Credit Suisse, where he held similar roles including Global Head of Maritime Research. Previously, he was a Shipping and Oil Services Analyst at Fortis Bank. Earlier in his career, Mr. Lewis worked as an Engineer for a U.S. Naval contractor and engineering consulting firm.

Mr. Levi joins BTIG as a Director. He will provide coverage of the Energy sector, focused on oil services. Prior to BTIG, Mr. Levi held a similar role at Morgan Stanley, where he began his career over a decade ago.

“These hires mark another milestone in the expansion of our business,” noted Scott Kovalik, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of BTIG. “Greg and Igor will mine in-depth oil services and marine transportation data with actionable insights. Their quantitative and qualitative content will help clients make better trading decisions.”

BTIG Research and Strategy provides comprehensive research and strategy reports, industry observations and other insights for clients. With Mr. Lewis and Mr. Levi launching coverage, BTIG’s sector focus will now include consumer, energy, financials, healthcare, real estate, shipping, and technology, media and telecommunications.  Visit to learn more.


About BTIG

BTIG is a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading, investment banking, research and related brokerage services. With an extensive global footprint and more than 560 employees, BTIG, LLC and its affiliates operate out of 17 cities throughout the U.S., and in Europe, Asia and Australia. BTIG offers execution, expertise and insights for equities, equity derivatives, ETFs and fixed income, currency and commodities (futures, commodities, foreign exchange, interest rates, credit, and convertible and preferred securities). The firm’s core capabilities include global execution, portfolio, electronic and outsource trading, transition management, investment banking, prime brokerage, capital introduction, corporate access, research and strategy, commission management and more.


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