SYDNEY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BTIG Australia Limited, the Australian affiliate of BTIG, LLC, a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading and related brokerage services, is expanding its Sydney office with the appointment of two experienced sales traders: Rob Farrington and Andrew Manchee.
“Australia is an important component to our expansion in the Pacific Rim,” said Steven Starker, Co-founder of BTIG. “We are seeing an increasing level of opportunities in that region and the addition of Rob and Andrew will allow us to broaden our client coverage.”
Rob Farrington joins BTIG as an equity sales trader. He has over 15 years experience in equity sales trading, most recently serving as head of sales trading for Sydney’s Moelis & Co. Prior to that, he was head of domestic institutional sales trading for Credit Suisse and was an equity sales trader for UBS covering leading institutional clients. He began his career in institutional equity sales at Macquarie Bank.
Andrew Manchee joins BTIG as an equity sales trader. He most recently served as a senior advisor at E.L & C. Baillieu Stockbroking Ltd., where he established a specialist sales division, the Alpha Trading Group. He previously worked at Bell Potter Securities where he helped develop a wholesale client base and has served as an equity proprietary trader for Citigroup. He started his career at ABN Amro where he was an equity proprietary trader and also worked in institutional sales.
“Rob and Andrew have a great depth of experience covering a variety of client groups within various markets, from long-only fund managers to traditional hedge funds to institutional proprietary traders,” said Paul Brech, CEO of BTIG Australia Ltd. “We are excited to have them onboard as we continue to expand our product coverage and our range of clients in Australia.”
BTIG also has offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and London and 10 offices in the U.S. The company recently announced the expansion of its London office and additions to many of its U.S. offices, as well as a newly-launched office in Atlanta.
BTIG LLC is a premier institutional brokerage and fund services company. BTIG continues to build its global franchise around a broad and experienced group of professionals who are leaders and experts in their respective fields. Founded in 2002, BTIG, including through its affiliates, employs more than 400 professionals in five different countries. BTIG serves customers from all over the world and offers services in 11 areas: Equity Trading, Fixed Income, Futures Trading, Convertible Securities, Equity Derivatives, Prime Brokerage, Outsource Trading, Direct Market Access, Capital Markets, Equity Research and Corporate Access. BTIG has ten domestic offices: New York, San Francisco, Dallas, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Greenwich, Red Bank, Atlanta and Orinda. The firm also has four overseas affiliates: London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney.