BTIG Expands Investment Banking Group with Head of Financial Institutions and Financial Technology Alex Alden
New York – February 7, 2022 – BTIG announced today that Alex Alden has joined the firm as a Managing Director and Head of Financial Institutions and Financial Technology within its Investment Banking division. Mr. Alden will oversee the firm’s efforts to deliver a complete set of advisory and capital solutions to BTIG’s financial services and financial technology clients globally. In his new role with the firm, he will be based in BTIG’s San Francisco office and report to Matt Clark, Global Head of Investment Banking.
Mr. Alden brings more than 25 years of industry experience to BTIG. Most recently, Alex was a Managing Director and Head of Financial Institutions and Head of Financial Technology at KPMG Corporate Finance LLC, focusing on M&A and capital advisory transactions. Previously, Mr. Alden held similar roles, leading efforts for financial services and financial technology firms at UBS Securities LLC, JMP Securities and Bank of America Securities. Mr. Alden has successfully closed more than $45 billion of M&A transactions and lead-managed capital markets transactions for financial technology and financial services clients over his career.
“We are excited to welcome Alex to BTIG,” noted Mr. Clark. “We continue to see integration and overlap among financial services and financial technology firms. Alex’s deep experience across these industry verticals will reinforce our focus on service and solutions for our corporate, institutional and financial sponsor clients. Hiring Alex as part of our expansion in investment banking will augment our existing franchises in the digital asset and specialty finance sectors within these broader industries.”
Scott Kovalik, CEO of BTIG, commented, “Alex is a proven banker with a tremendous track record. His transaction acumen, broad industry knowledge and extensive relationships will enable us to accelerate the growth of BTIG’s investment banking platform. Adding Alex and senior bankers like him is part of our strategy to expand our offerings to clients who require the highest level of expertise.”
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 700 employees, BTIG, LLC and its affiliates operate out of 20 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.