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BTIG Opens New Office In Singapore

Singapore office will be led by Steve Conway, CEO of BTIG Singapore

BTIG, a global broker dealer specializing in institutional trading and related brokerage services, has opened a new office in Singapore through its affiliate, BTIG Singapore.

Reportedly, the Singapore office will be led by Steve Conway, CEO of BTIG Singapore. Mr. Conway joined BTIG in 2008 to build the firm’s sales and trading presence in the region. He has over two decades of experience trading Asian equities and derivatives for firms, including Barings, Schroders and Credit Suisse, before moving to Singapore.

The BTIG Singapore team include: Grant Williams, sales trader, with 24 years of experience in Asian equity markets. Prior to joining BTIG, Mr. Williams was a senior trader at Credit Suisse in Sydney. Henry Gordon, director, sales trading, with 14 years experience in the Australian and Asian equity markets, working in Sydney, London and Singapore. Most recently, he returned to the sell-side at Lehman Brothers in Singapore. Peter Bass, director, is the principal Japanese execution trader. He has spent 13 years working as a senior trader in Tokyo for both Nomura and HSBC.

Kevin Chessen, head of BTIG, said: “Singapore expands our global footprint in Asia and provides us with an on-the-ground presence in one of the region’s most important financial markets. BTIG is well positioned to provide our clients with a platform that they need to operate globally.”

Mr. Conway said: “This is an exciting step in BTIG’s global growth plan. Singapore, along with our Hong Kong presence and our dedicated desk covering Japan, provides us with an important gateway to the rest of Asia. Our team members in Singapore bring with them exceptional knowledge of the local financial markets as well as strong client relationships across Asia.”