NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Odeon Capital Group LLC (“Odeon”), the New York-based independent Broker-Dealer with trading, investment banking and research services, today announced its expansion into U.S. Fixed Income Rates Trading with the hiring of a team of five individuals and the addition of veteran retail-focused analyst, Rick Snyder.
"We are very excited to add our rates team to the Odeon platform and its client first mentality. We hope to add to its already strong reputation and be a value added treasury desk for Odeon's customers. We believe that we may finally be at the beginning of a long term rising rate environment and hope we can help our clients navigate through such a difficult move," noted Mr. Rogan.
Jason Rogan most recently was a Managing Director at Guggenheim Securities for the past 6 years where he ran the U.S. Treasury desk. He helped create the rates desk in 2009 for Guggenheim. Prior to that, he traded at Jefferies LLC, for almost 6 years, after starting his career at Merrill Lynch in 2001. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.
Rounding out the rates team:
Robert Zegarra will trade the front end of the U.S. Treasury curve for Odeon. Rob began his career in the U.S. Treasury market in 2002 at Deutsche Bank Securities and then joined Cantor Fitzgerald in 2005 where he co-founded Cantor’s Treasury primary dealership. After leaving Cantor to co-found the US rates desk at Standard Chartered Bank, Rob had most recently headed up the Treasury desk at Wunderlich Securities. Rob is a graduate of Saint Peter's College.
John "Rocket" Spinello will focus on sales and technical analysis. Rocket has over 40 years Fixed Income market experience as both a distinguished analyst and trader. He began trading U.S. treasuries at primary dealers Briggs Schaedle and Paine Webber before joining Merrill Lynch in 1979. His career at Merrill spanned 25 years where he traded Treasuries, FX, and lastly as the Chief Technical Analyst for US rates for over 15 years. After leaving Merrill Lynch in 2004, Rocket had most recently focused on sales and strategy at both Jefferies LLC and Guggenheim Securities before joing Odeon. Rocket is a graduate of Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute.
Edward DeSimone began his career at Paine Webber working in OTC Treasury and MBS options. In 2003 he joined Jefferies LLC where he traded agency bullets for 9 yrs. Edward was most recently at Guggenheim Securities trading agency bullets and Treasury floaters. Ed will focus on rates sales at Odeon. He is a graduate of Villanova University.
Matthew Hesterberg started his career at Merrill Lynch in 2001 where he traded US Treasuries in New York before moving to Tokyo for the firm in 2007 to handle the Asian session. In 2009 he joined Jefferies LLC where he served as the new primary dealer’s first London based US Treasury trader. After trading US Treasuries in London for Citigroup for 3 years Matthew was most recently a Managing Director in BNY Mellon’s fixed income department. Matthew will focus on rates sales for Odeon. He is a graduate of Boston College.
“We are excited to have such a quality group of individuals join us as a team. Adding value to our clients is at the heart of why we have been able to grow our product offerings and expand our institutional client base. We are confident Jason and his team will add tremendous value to our clients in the coming months and years,” added Evan Schwartzberg, co-Founder and Head of Trading at Odeon.
Expanding Odeon’s equity research department, Odeon is pleased to announce that Rick Snyder is joining as an equity analyst. Mr. Snyder most recently worked at Maxim Group LLC as a Research Analyst covering the retail sector. Prior to Maxim he was an analyst at Millennium Management LLC, a Multi strategy hedge fund where he focused on retail. Rick has also held positions at Salomon Brothers, and at Morgan Keegan, where he was a soft lines analyst. Rick earned a BS in Finance from Southern Illinois University, and an MBA from Syracuse University.
“Rick has earned a great reputation for his uniquely relevant industry views and investment theses,” added Mathew Van Alstyne, co-Founder and Director of Research at Odeon. “We are committed to building a client focused equity research department to serve our institutional clients. Rick is another great addition toward achieving this goal.”
About Odeon Capital Group LLC
Odeon Capital Group LLC (Member FINRA, SIPC and MSRB) is an independent full-service broker dealer and investment banking firm providing advice and execution on fundamental value and catalyst-driven situations through sales & trading, research and investment banking. Odeon is a full-service boutique broker/dealer to institutional clients and offers transparent, timely and complete services from origination through execution of experienced service that adds value in all market conditions. Odeon Capital Group LLC is headquartered in New York City. Visit www.odeoncap.com for more information.