BTIG Announces Expansion of Transition Management Group with Senior Hire – Daniel Howell Joins BTIG in New York

New York – December 15, 2015 – BTIG, LLC, a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading, investment banking, research and related brokerage services, announced today that it has hired Daniel Howell to expand its Transition Management business. Based in New York, Mr. Howell joins the firm as a Director, and brings extensive experience to a growing team of seasoned Transition Management professionals.

“With his industry experience, Daniel brings tremendous value to the firm while complementing the talent of our existing Transition Management team,” said Thomas Smykowski, Managing Director and Head of Global Portfolio and ETF Trading at BTIG. “BTIG’s sophisticated Transition Management solution is an increasingly compelling offering for plan sponsors and other asset owners when they realign their portfolios and face the risks of often volatile and complex markets.”

Mr. Howell will focus on business development efforts within the Transition Management space. His client coverage areas will include public and private pensions, corporations, fund managers, Taft-Hartley plans, sovereign wealth funds, endowments and foundations of all sizes around the globe. Mr. Howell spent the last eight years in similar roles at BNY Mellon Asset Servicing and Citigroup Global Capital Markets. At BTIG, Mr. Howell will report to Thomas Smykowski. He joins a dynamic team of industry-veterans including Kenneth Temple, CFA, Director, and Adrienne Schaefer, Senior Vice President.

“Daniel has a proven track record of delivering successful Transition Management solutions to institutional clients, and I’m pleased to be able to welcome him to BTIG,” said Anton LeRoy, Chief Operating Officer of BTIG. “His deep understanding of the industry landscape, combined with his considerable experience in this niche product will be valuable as we continue to grow and develop our offering for clients.”

BTIG Transition Management services asset owners undergoing portfolio rebalances and changes to their external investment management team. The BTIG Transition Management team seamlessly delivers an end-to-end solution that spans pre-trade analysis, implementation and post-trade reporting all overlaid with sophisticated project and risk management capabilities that preserve client assets.

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 500 employees, BTIG, LLC and its affiliates operate out of 14 cities throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. BTIG offers execution, expertise and insights for equities, equity derivatives, ETFs, fixed income, futures, commodities, foreign exchange, interest rates, credit as well as convertible and preferred securities. The firm’s core capabilities include global sales, 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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