NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CLSA Americas, the North American affiliate of Asia's leading independent brokerage and investment group CLSA, is pleased to announce three new hires within its Institutional Equities division. Pope Fabrizio joins as a Managing Director and senior institutional salesperson and will be based in Boston. Scott Bauer joins as a Director and Michael Ferrara joins as a Vice President within the newly formed Electronic Services division, the combination of portfolio trading and algorithmic trading under one product line. Both will be based in New York.
Pope Fabrizio has over 20 years of institutional equity sales experience and was most recently Managing Director, Senior Sales Producer and Head of US Equity Sales for Nomura Securities. Prior to Nomura, Mr. Fabrizio spent 15 years at FBR Capital Markets where he was a Managing Director and senior institutional salesperson. Mr. Fabrizio holds an MBA from Suffolk University-Sawyer School of Management and a BA in Business and French from Vanderbilt University.
Scott Bauer will focus on sales and product marketing for the Electronic Services group, and was most recently a Director of Electronic and Program Sales & Trading at Cowen Group. Prior to Cowen, he was an Executive Director in the Electronic/Global Product Sales Group at Nomura and a Director of Program Sales and Trading at ITG. Mr. Bauer holds a BA in Economics from the Ramapo College of New Jersey.
Michael Ferrara will focus on trading execution within the Electronic Services group, and was most recently Director of Sales at Redi Global Technologies. Prior to Redi, Mr. Ferrara spent 12 years at Goldman Sachs working in various divisions including Electronic Salestrading, Algorithmic Trading, Project Management, Risk Analysis and Trade Support. Mr. Ferrara holds a BA in Finance from Pennsylvania State University–Smeal College of Business.
Rick Gould, CEO of CLSA Americas commented, “We are very pleased to welcome Pope, Scott and Michael to CLSA Americas. Pope is a respected sales professional with a number of long-term and strategically important institutional accounts in Boston. We look forward to leveraging the breadth of client relationships and scope of product knowledge he brings to our sales team. Scott and Michael’s considerable experience in institutional electronic trading, along with superior client relationships and product expertise, make these two professionals valuable additions to our newly formed Electronic Services group.”
Gould added, “The addition of seasoned professionals like Pope, Scott and Michael underscores our ability to attract experienced talent who share our commitment to providing clients with market-leading insight and expertise. As a firm, we are keenly focused on growing both our institutional sales as well as the Electronic Services efforts. We are investing in new talent and technologies to bring new products to market, to offer our clients differentiated research, and to find innovative and creative ways to help clients access liquidity and provide optimized trade execution.”
About CLSA Americas, LLC
CLSA Americas LLC is the North American affiliate of CLSA Ltd (CLSA), Asia’s leading and longest-running independent brokerage and investment group. CLSA provides broking and execution, capital markets and corporate finance, as well as asset management services to global corporate and institutional clients. CLSA established a US representative office in New York in 1986 to serve US fund managers investing into Asia and has the largest dedicated Asia-markets sales desk in North America. In 2009, CLSA initiated coverage on US equities and is headquartered in New York with additional offices in Boston, Chicago, Dallas and San Francisco as well as Canada.
About CLSA Limited
CLSA is Asia’s leading and longest running brokerage and investment group. The company provides equity broking, corporate finance & capital markets and asset management services to global corporate and institutional clients.
Renowned for service excellence, product innovation and award-winning market intelligence CLSA has provided independent equity research, sales and trading since 1986. CLSA is the largest agency-only brokerage in Asia and with exchange membership in every developed market in the region, plus Australia and the Americas, CLSA provides best execution across a range of products and services.
Through CITIC CLSA Securities, the group’s corporate finance and capital markets team leads equity public offerings (primary and secondary), debt issuances and M&A advisory. Direct investment is offered through diversified, alternative investment vehicles by CLSA Capital Partners.
Headquartered in Hong Kong, CLSA’s 1,500 dedicated professionals operate from 25 cities across Asia, Australia, the Americas and Europe. CLSA’s parent company CITIC Securities is China’s leading brokerage and investment bank. Additional information is available at www.clsa.com