BTIG Names Richard Jacklin Chief Operating Officer of Securities Division

New York – December 13, 2021 BTIG announced today that Richard Jacklin has been named Chief Operating Officer of Securities at BTIG. In this newly created role at the firm, Mr. Jacklin will report directly to Scott Kovalik, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of BTIG.

Mr. Jacklin will be focused on driving strategic priorities and capitalizing on synergies across the firm’s Securities division which is inclusive of equities, fixed income, currency and commodities platforms. He has served in several key leadership roles with BTIG in both the U.S. and across the firm’s affiliate entities in Europe, Asia and Australia.

“Our decision to create this role reflects BTIG’s commitment to continued growth and enhancement across all of our trading products and divisions,” noted Mr. Kovalik. “Rich has delivered results and operational excellence for the firm since joining us in 2009. Now, as Chief Operating Officer of Securities, he will focus on aligning our various multi-asset class products across the Securities division, standardizing internal processes and procedures, and improving the firm’s product reach globally. He brings extensive client relationships, operational know-how and market knowledge, all of which contribute to elevating our client experience.”

Prior to this appointment, Mr. Jacklin served as Head of Client Relationship Management and International Equities at BTIG. His experience often crossing over into other products at the firm outside of the Institutional Equities business. Formalizing this new role allows BTIG to better position itself to move forward with new initiatives across the Securities division. He will also maintain his responsibilities and focus on client relationship management, new global initiatives and international trading.

Prior to BTIG, Mr. Jacklin was a Principal and Portfolio Manager within Equity, Foreign Exchange and Credit Public Investments at RP Capital Group. Previously, he managed internal equity portfolios for the Equity Strategy division at Merrill Lynch, where he also managed International Emerging Markets Equity Trading.

BTIG continues to identify liquidity solutions and execute trades and transactions for institutional and corporate clients. With access to more than 50 global market centers, the firm’s professionals in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Australia seamlessly transact on behalf of clients worldwide.




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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 19 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, 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.

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