BTIG Expands Transition Management and Global Portfolio and ETF Trading Group with Filip Skala and John Curley

New York – March 16, 2017 – BTIG, LLC announced today that Filip Skala, CFA, and John Curley have joined the firm. Based in New York, Mr. Skala will lead the firm’s Transition Management team as Managing Director and Head of Transition Management, while Mr. Curley will focus on strengthening and expanding Global Portfolio and ETF Trading client relationships as Director of Global Portfolio and ETF Trading Sales. Both executives will report to Thomas Smykowski, Managing Director and Head of Global Portfolio and ETF Trading at BTIG.

“Fil and John are both well-versed in our suite of products and services, and they have demonstrated their ability to connect with institutional investors to identify valuable client solutions,” said Mr. Smykowski. “Their deep product knowledge and client-first mindset will make a positive impact on the way we seamlessly deliver transitions and portfolio and ETF executions.”

Prior to BTIG, Mr. Skala was a Managing Director and Head of U.S. Portfolio Solutions at Cantor Fitzgerald. Previously, he was Executive Director and Head of U.S. Transition Management Implementation at J.P. Morgan, a role he also held at Bear Stearns. Earlier in his career, Mr. Skala held a variety of transition management, plans sponsor sales and defined contribution roles at BNY Brokerage, Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch.

Mr. Curley joins BTIG from Deutsche Bank, where he was a Director of Global Program Trading. Previously, he was an Executive Director of Global Portfolio Trading at J.P. Morgan. Earlier in his career, Mr. Curley was a Managing Director and Principal of Global Portfolio Trading at Bear Stearns. He began his career within Portfolio Trading at Instinet.

“With more than 15 years of experience each, Fil and John are uniquely qualified to service the needs of clients,” said Anton LeRoy, Chief Operating Officer of BTIG. “Notably, their sales and trading coverage expertise including originating new relationships and further enriching existing ones, will be critical as we continue to grow our offering.”

BTIG Transition Management services asset owners undergoing portfolio rebalances and changes to their external investment management team. BTIG’s Transition Management professionals deliver an end-to-end solution that spans pre-trade analysis, implementation and post-trade reporting all overlaid with sophisticated project and risk management capabilities that preserve client assets. The BTIG Global Portfolio and ETF Trading Group executes portfolio trades across markets. Through a team of experienced high-touch traders and advanced proprietary technologies, the firm develops successful solutions for rebalances, cash flow trades and index events worldwide.

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 throughout the U.S., and in Europe, Asia and Australia. BTIG offers execution, expertise and insights for equities, equity derivatives, ETFs and fixed income (futures, commodities, foreign exchange, interest rates, credit as well as 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. Disclaimer:

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