NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BTIG, LLC announced today the expansion of its International Equities Group. Chris Amato, Managing Director and Head of ADR Conversion Trading, has joined the firm to build out its ADR Conversion Trading Desk including a new electronic platform and an expanded high-touch solution.
“As an industry leader, Chris will play a pivotal role in strengthening our ADR conversion capabilities,” said Richard Jacklin, Managing Director and Head of International Equities, at BTIG. “Expanding the firm’s ADR offering will broaden the expertise of our International Trading Group, a team that skillfully trades in multiple currencies and markets worldwide.”
Mr. Amato is a seasoned ADR professional with more than 20 years of industry experience. Prior to BTIG, he was Head of Trading at Citadel Execution Services. Previously, Mr. Amato was Director of International Market Making at E*Trade Capital Markets. Earlier in his career, he held similar Head Trader roles at GMST World Markets, International Asset Advisors and Raymond James and Associates.
“Chris will enhance our ability to identify valuable liquidity in ADRs,” said Anton LeRoy, Chief Operating Officer, of BTIG. “ADRs are an increasingly attractive financial instrument to trade across markets. An automated ADR conversion trading platform, coupled with a more robust high-touch ADR trading team, better equips BTIG to meet clients’ requirements in markets around the globe.”
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