NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BTIG, LLC announced today that Anthony Guido, Steven Jones, Jay Sommer and Jeffrey Walsh have joined the firm within the Fixed Income Credit Group. All four senior executives will be based in New York, reporting into Drew Doscher and Darren Haines, Co-Heads of the Fixed Income Credit Group at BTIG.
“BTIG’s Fixed Income Credit Group continues to opportunistically build out our business,” said Mr. Doscher. “Anthony, Steven, Jay and Jeffrey each have a solid reputation in the industry, and we look forward to leveraging their expertise to penetrate new relationships in the credit space.”
Mr. Guido joins BTIG as a Managing Director within the Fixed Income Credit Group, focused on high-yield sales. Prior to BTIG, he was a Managing Director of High-Yield Sales at Guggenheim Securities. Previously, Mr. Guido was a Senior Vice President and High-Yield Trader at Jefferies, and a Managing Director of Fixed Income Trading at Imperial Capital. He held similar roles earlier in his career at Bear Stearns, Citigroup and Prudential.
Mr. Jones joins BTIG as a Managing Director and High-Yield Credit Strategist within the Fixed Income Credit Group. He has extensive buy-side and sell-side experience, focused exclusively on the energy sector. Mr. Jones’ expertise in covenant analysis includes event risk, corporate structure, merger and acquisitions and change of control. Prior to BTIG, he was a Managing Director and Energy Desk Analyst at U.S. Bancorp. Previously, Mr. Jones was a Managing Director and Head of Fixed Income Research at KeyBanc Capital Markets. Earlier in his career, he held similar roles at BNP Paribas, Wachovia Securities and Soros Fund Management.
Mr. Sommer joins BTIG as a Managing Director within the Fixed Income Credit Group. He has extensive experience in sourcing assets across bankruptcies, restructurings and liquidations, including trade claims and other illiquid and special situations globally. Prior to BTIG, Mr. Sommer was a Managing Director of Fixed Income Credit at Jefferies. Earlier in his career, he held a similar role at Longacre Fund Management.
Mr. Walsh joins BTIG as a Managing Director within the Fixed Income Credit Group, focused on high-yield sales and trading. He has over 30 years of fixed income credit experience, specializing in high-yield, investment grade and international bond markets. Prior to BTIG, Mr. Walsh was a Managing Director of High-Yield Sales at Canaccord Genuity. Previously, he was a Director of High-Yield Trading at RBC Capital Markets, and an Executive Director of High-Yield Trading at Morgan Stanley. Earlier in his career, Mr. Walsh was a Director of High-Yield Trading at Citigroup and Merrill Lynch.
"Identifying high-performing credit sales, trading, strategy and sourcing professionals is a key component of our FICC Group’s blueprint for the future,” said Anton LeRoy, Chief Operating Officer of BTIG. “The extensive experience, depth of relationships and track record of these four hires further enhances the strength of our offering for institutional clients.”
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