BTIG Ltd Names Hodges Head of Equities in London and COO

BTIG Limited announced today that Luke Hodges has joined the firm as its Chief Operating Officer and Head of Equities, effective immediately. Hodges will be based in BTIG’s London office, and will focus on driving growth across all lines of business.

In his new role and as part of BTIG’s leadership team in London, Hodges will be tasked with further developing firm strategy, recruiting key talent as well as investing in technology to bolster its trading platform and multi-asset class product suite. He has nearly 20 years of industry experience. Prior to BTIG, Hodges spent 17-plus years at Goldman Sachs, where he ran several successful businesses across EMEA Execution including Portfolio Trading, ETF Trading, Listed Derivatives and Electronic Trading. He earned a BA Hons from the University College London.

“We are excited to add someone with Luke’s experience to our leadership team in Europe and believe he will help maximize our presence in the region,” said Christopher Rollins, Chief Executive Officer, BTIG Limited. “He fully understands the transformation occurring in the industry and the value we deliver to clients. As a seasoned leader, we anticipate that Luke will help us broaden our product line, expand our customer base and continue to achieve operational excellence. I look forward to relying on his expertise and counsel as we move ahead.”

BTIG established its European operations in London in 2008 and has quickly grown its presence on the continent, where it now also has locations in Edinburgh, Stockholm and Oslo. BTIG identifies liquidity solutions and executes trades and transactions for institutional and corporate clients. With access to more than 50 developed, emerging and frontier market centers, the firm’s multi-product sales and trading professionals seamlessly transact on behalf of clients worldwide.