BTIG Expands London-Based Team – Hires Chris McGale, Jon Clements and Adam Bowers

London – March 23, 2011 – BTIG Ltd., a financial services firm specialising in institutional trading and related brokerage services, today announced the expansion of its London office with the appointment of three sales trading professionals: Chris McGale, Jon Clements and Adam Bowers.

“Chris, Jon and Adam add depth and experience to BTIG’s industry expertise in pan-European sales and trading,” Gary Hayes, CEO of BTIG in Europe, said. “BTIG has expanded its regional and international capabilities over the last five years with offices now in London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia as well as 10 U.S. locations.”

McGale joins BTIG from Bryan Garnier & Co., where he was a sales trader. He began his career as a buy-side analyst in Dublin before joining Merrill Lynch/Smith New Court, where he worked for more than 10 years and held various positions, including Managing Director of European Equities and Irish Country Manager. After Merrill, McGale returned to Dublin with Numis Securities and was later Head of Institutional Sales at Pali International. He graduated from Queen’s University in Belfast with a degree in Economics and Accountancy.

Clements joins BTIG from AllianceBernstein, where he spent 10 years trading European equities in New York and London. Prior to AllianceBernstein, Clements was a UK Equities Trader with Credit Suisse Asset Management. He has more than 19 years of experience trading UK and European markets, and began his career at Kleinwort Benson, where he was a Market Maker in the banks and insurance sector. He has a Diploma in Business and Finance from University of Sussex.

Bowers joins BTIG from ITG/Hoenig & Company, where he spent eight years covering institutional and hedge fund accounts on a global basis. Prior to that, Bowers was an Equities Market Maker at HSBC and a Financial Futures Trader on LIFFE with both Lloyds Futures and ING Barings.

“BTIG now has more than 400 professionals worldwide and offers brokerage and related services in 11 areas,” Hayes added. “We continue to grow our European presence with experienced professionals that have allowed us to expand our product offerings, increase our distribution capabilities, and provide further services to our clients.”

About BTIG

BTIG Ltd. is an affiliate of BTIG, LLC, a US based broker-dealer and a premier institutional brokerage and fund services company. BTIG continues to build its global franchise around a broad and experienced group of professionals who are leaders and experts in their respective fields. Founded in 2002, BTIG, including through its affiliates, employs more than 400 professionals in five different countries. BTIG serves customers from all over the world and offers services in 11 areas: Equity Trading, Fixed Income, Futures Trading, Convertible Securities, Equity Derivatives, Prime Brokerage, Outsource Trading, Direct Market Access, Capital Markets, Equity Research and Corporate Access. BTIG has ten domestic offices: New York, San Francisco, Dallas, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Greenwich, Red Bank, Norwalk and Orinda. The firm also has four overseas affiliates: 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

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