NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BTIG, LLC, a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading and related brokerage services, today announced the appointment of Katie Stockton as Managing Director and Chief Technical Strategist.
Stockton joins BTIG’s Research Department and will provide clients with timely and insightful technical commentary on global equities, commodities and currencies. Stockton favors taking a “top down” approach to research, with the goal of using multiple market indicators to determine short-term trading opportunities and to identify market trends that have profitable potential.
“We are very excited to have Katie join our team,” said Steven Starker, co-founder of BTIG. “Katie is a talented professional who will add value for our clients. Our Research Department has an excellent group of analysts who are all held in high regard by the investment community. Adding further talent to this group has been a focus area for our current expansion.”
Stockton has built a reputation within the financial industry through her consistent track record in providing technical commentary on U.S. equities, commodities, currencies and global markets. She began her financial career in 1997. For the past nine years, Stockton has served as a Chief Market Technician at MKM Partners. Having received her Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation in 2001, Stockton is also currently the Vice President of the Market Technicians Association.
The hiring of Stockton is part of BTIG’s overall expansion plan to hire over 100 employees in 2013. BTIG has added professionals in both the U.S. and abroad, most notably in its Equities, FX Trading and Interest Rates groups. Additional new hires to the firm’s research team are expected before the end of the year.
BTIG, LLC is a global financial services company offering products and services across Equity Trading, Derivatives, Fixed Income, Futures & Commodities, Foreign Exchange, Convertible/Preferred Securities, Corporate Access, Equity Research, Capital Markets, Prime Brokerage, Electronic Trading and Outsource Trading. With U.S. offices located in New York, San Francisco, Dallas, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Greenwich, Red Bank, Atlanta and Orinda, and overseas affiliates located in London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney, BTIG, including through its affiliates, employs more than 400 professionals worldwide.