Brad Wilson joins Dahlman Rose & Co. as a director and sales trader. Wilson, a 19-year veteran, was previously a sales trader at Sanford C. Bernstein, where he spent eight years. He reports to Ernest J. Dahlman III, company president.
JonesTrading tapped sales trader Kevin Horgan to lead the agency brokerage’s expansion into Asia and the Pacific Rim. Horgan, a 22-year pro, will start trading Japanese equities for U.S. institutions first and then look to expand into Japanese buyside firms from Jones’ Honolulu office. Previously, he was a Japanese equities sales trader at BTIG and was in sales management on Merrill Lynch’s Japanese and European convertibles teams.
Don Cottage returns to State Street Global Markets as vice president in the firm’s equity sales and sales trading group. Cottage, a 10-year veteran, comes off a six-year stint in sales and management at Pipeline Trading’s Boston office. During his prior tenure at State Street, he was involved in electronic trading system sales and relationship management. He reports to managing director Dan Morgan.
Maureen Shankar has joined ConvergEx Group’s research arm, Westminster Research Associates. Shankar, an 11-year pro, was previously head of commission management services at Instinet and was responsible for sales, operations and business development for the firm’s soft-dollar business.
Alison Crosthwait joins agency broker Instinet as director of global trading research. Crosthwait, a 10-year veteran, will lead the firm’s effort to publish global market microstructure research and other value-added content. Prior to this, she was head of research and a program trader covering quantitative investment firms at ITG Canada. Crosthwait also worked at Goldman Sachs’ high-frequency trading group and on Credit Suisse’s program desk. She reports to John Comerford, global head of trading research.
John Bajus joins Jefferies as head of international electronic trading in its London office. Bajus, a 16-year veteran, is leading the firm’s international expansion in electronic trading products, including portfolio and algorithmic trading, as well as direct market access. Prior to Jefferies, he was managing director and co-head of program and sales trading for the Americas at UBS, and founded the global program sales and trading desk at Bear Stearns. He reports to Daniel Charney, global head of electronic trading services.
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