BTIG Expands Capital Introduction Team – Appoints Jennifer Bloom and Catherine Wagner

New York – October 21, 2009 – BTIG LLC, a broker dealer specializing in institutional trading and related brokerage services, today announced that it has expanded its Capital Introduction team with the addition of Jennifer Bloom and Catherine Wagner as Vice Presidents to help drive the firm’s services to its Prime Brokerage and Outsource Trading clients.

The Capital Introduction team, which is led by Peter Tarrant, Managing Director and Head of Business Development at BTIG, works with a wide range of managers and has a particular expertise in new and emerging hedge fund managers. Through the firm’s network and existing client base of over 1,200 institutional clients, the Capital Introduction team looks to provide clients with effective and targeted introductions.

“Our ability to offer our Prime Brokerage and Outsource Trading clients an enhanced capital introduction team is an important move in BTIG’s strategic growth plan,” said Justin Press, Managing Director and Co-Head of Prime Brokerage at BTIG. “We are a client-led business and strive to provide added value at every stage of the client’s relationship with us.”

Ms. Bloom joins BTIG from Credit Suisse’s Private Fund Group where she was an Analyst. Prior to Credit Suisse, she was with Merrill Lynch’s Real Estate Investment Banking team. Ms. Bloom is responsible for capital introduction on the East Coast and across Europe. She is a graduate of Yale University.

Ms. Wagner joins BTIG from UBS where she was an Associate Director in the Prime Brokerage Sales team. Prior to UBS, she was an Investment Analyst for FirstWorthing. At BTIG, Ms. Wagner is responsible for delivering capital introduction coverage for the Western United States region. She is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin.

“Our strong network of senior level executives across the hedge fund industry and with institutional investors means that we can provide our clients with the most appropriate, high quality introductions to help further their growth,” added Tarrant.

About BTIG
BTIG LLC is a premier institutional brokerage and fund services company. Founded in 2002, BTIG, including through its affiliates, employs over 350 professionals around the world. BTIG serves over 1,200 institutional customers and offers services from five divisions: Equity Trading, Global Fixed Income, Prime Brokerage, Outsource Trading and Direct Market Access. BTIG has offices in New York, San Francisco, Dallas, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Greenwich, Red Bank, Aspen and Orinda. The firm also has affiliates in London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney.

BTIG LLC is a member of FINRA and SIPC

BTIG Australia Limited ACN 128 554 601 is a member of ASIC and ASX

BTIG Hong Kong Limited, Exchange Participant of SEHK, licensed and regulated by the SFC

BTIG Ltd is a member of the LSE and is authorized and regulated by the FSA

BTIG Singapore Pte Ltd is registered and licensed with MAS

Caroline Harris at 212.279.3115, ext. 222. [email protected]
Kelsea Michael at 212.279.3115, ext. 231, [email protected]
Peter Tarrant at 212.593.7560, [email protected]