BTIG Expands Business with Latin America and EMEA Emerging Markets Focus
New York – August 16, 2022 – BTIG announced today the expansion of its Fixed Income business to include Latin America and EMEA Emerging Markets to support clients in the region. Joining the firm as Managing Directors and Co-Heads of Latin America and EMEA Credit Emerging Markets are Stuart Kasdin and Pablo Melasecca. Matthew Stapen has also been appointed as a Managing Director and Head of Latin America and EMEA Emerging Markets Sales.
Mr. Kasdin and Mr. Melasecca will be responsible for a team of salespeople and traders in the Americas and Europe dedicated to EM Sovereign and corporate Credit. They will leverage their expertise and customer relationships to grow BTIG’s primary and secondary footprint in EM debt, while delivering first class execution and solutions to our client base. Mr. Stapen will focus on expanding the team to cover the US, European and Latin American client bases.
“We are excited to have Stuart, Pablo and Matthew join as we continue to broaden the BTIG Global Credit footprint. They are proven professionals with superlative client relationships, product knowledge and experience. We look forward to working with them as they broaden our credit solutions and reach into Latin America and EMEA,” said Michael Carley Sr., Co-Head of Fixed Income Credit at BTIG.
Prior to BTIG, Mr. Kasdin spent 15 years at Goldman Sachs as Vice President of Emerging Markets Sales. Mr. Kasdin was also a Managing Director and Head of Latin America Trading and Sales at ABN AMRO Incorporated. Earlier in his career, he was a Managing Director, Emerging Markets Sales and a Member of the Emerging Markets Operating Committee at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein.
Most recently, Mr. Melasecca was an Executive Director in Emerging Markets Sales at Morgan Stanley for 6 years. Prior to that, he was a Vice President in Emerging Markets Sales at Goldman Sachs. Earlier in his career he was a Latin America sovereign debt trader at JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers.
Previously, Mr. Stapen was an Executive Director within EM Sales at Mizuho Securities. Prior to that, Mr. Stapen was a Managing Director within EM Sales at Stifel and a Senior Vice President within EM Sales at Hapoalim Securities. Earlier in his career, he was a Managing Director and Head of Emerging Market Sales at Cantor Fitzgerald and a Director within EM Sales at RBS/ABN Amro.
“BTIG continues to hire well-respected industry leaders across the credit spectrum,” said Anton LeRoy, President of BTIG. “We are committed to strategically growing our offering in Latin America and EMEA as we continue to accommodate the needs of our clients across the global marketplace.”
BTIG’s global fixed income credit platform focuses on sales, trading, sourcing and strategy for a wide range of credit products including bonds, leveraged loans, trade claims, reorg. equity, special situations and high-yield, distressed, convertible and private securities.
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 750 employees, BTIG, LLC and its affiliates operate out of 23 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.