BTIG Expands Consumer Research Coverage with Alan Rifkin – Firm Adds Industry-Leading Retail Hardlines/Broadlines Analyst

New York – April 25, 2016 – BTIG, LLC, a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading, investment banking, research and related brokerage services, announced today that Alan Rifkin will join the firm as a Managing Director within its Research and Strategy Group. Mr. Rifkin’s research coverage will focus on retail hardlines/broadlines.

Covering the retail hardlines/broadlines sector for over 20 years, Mr. Rifkin has a deep understanding of the industry and is widely sought after for his insights. As a thought leader in the space, he has received numerous industry recognitions for his work. At BTIG, he will serve as the firm’s Retail Hardlines/Broadlines Research Analyst, a new area of coverage within the firm’s consumer research group. “As a top-ranked analyst in his sector, Alan will offer in-depth consumer insights to our institutional clients,” said Karen Blando, Director of Research at BTIG. “He has an exceptional reputation, and we look forward to working alongside him as we expand our research universe within the sector.”

Prior to joining BTIG, Mr. Rifkin was a Managing Director and Retail Hardlines/Broadlines Equity Research Analyst at Barclays Capital from 2011 through 2015. Between 2000 and 2011, he held similar Managing Director roles within the Retail Hardlines/Broadlines Equity Research Group at both Bank of America and Lehman Brothers. Mr. Rifkin has been recognized 13 times between 2001 and 2015 by Institutional Investor, named “Best on the Street” by The Wall Street Journal for estimate accuracy in 2001, and ranked as a top-rated analyst by the Greenwich Survey between 2001 and 2006.

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 in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. BTIG offers execution, expertise and insights for equities, equity derivatives, ETFs, fixed income (futures, commodities, foreign exchange, interest rates, credit, and 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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