ITG Canada just landed a new institutional trader and hedge fund salesman.
According to a source, John Wassenaar was hired for the execution brokers office. He was absent from the financial markets and battled cancer but is now healthy and ready for action. At ITG he will be responsible for buyside sales trading coverage and U.S. hedge funds.
Wassenaar, a 15 year veteran of the market, was most recently at CF Global where he opened and ran CF Global Tradings Canadian office. He covered U.S., Canadian and European clients trading Canadian Equities. He was also the locations designated branch compliance officer
Prior to that, he was at National Bank Financial in Toronto where he covered U.S. hedge funds and a prominent U.S. broker dealer desk.
Earlier in his career, Wassenaar worked at Olympia Capital International in its Bermuda office where he provided accounting and analysis for a multi-billion dollar hedge fund that focused on syndicated bank loans, high yield bonds, corporate fixed income and collateralized loan obligations. He also audited and analyzed the funds prime brokers cash flow statements making sure the correct net monies were swapped.