Former CLSA head of sales trading joins asian equity division
New York August 13, 2009. ? Octagon, a division of GFI Securities LLC*, announced today that it has hired Eddie Bakker as Octagon’s Head of US Equity Sales trading. Mr. Bakker was previously at CLSA./Calyon Securities for six years where he held roles as Head of Sales Trading for the Asia and U.S. Equities.
Michael Conway, Managing Director of the Octagon Division, commented: “We continue to strengthen our U.S presence and are delighted with the addition of Eddie to our team”, and added,”he brings significant experience and client relationships enabling the growth of our franchise”.
GFI Group, through its Octagon divisions, provides global institutional clients with a suite of services for the Asian and North American equity markets from its offices in New York and Hong Kong.
This new addition to the equities team further strengths GFI’s global equity offering, serving clients from New York, London, Dublin, Hong Kong, Paris and Tokyo.
*GFI Securities LLC is a subsidiary of GFI Group (Nasdaq: “GFIG”).
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GFI Group Inc. (http://www.GFIgroup.com) is a leading provider of wholesale brokerage, electronic execution and trading support products for global financial markets. GFI Group Inc. provides brokerage services, market data, trading platform and analytics software products to institutional clients in markets for a range of credit, financial, equity and commodity instruments.
Headquartered in New York, GFI was founded in 1987 and employs more than 1,700 people with additional offices in London, Paris, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney, Cape Town, Santiago, Dubai, Dublin, Tel Aviv, Calgary, Englewood (NJ) and Sugar Land (TX). GFI provides services and products to over 2,100 institutional clients, including leading investment and commercial banks, corporations, insurance companies and hedge funds. Its brands include GFI™, GFInet?, CreditMatch? (R), GFI ForexMatch? (R), EnergyMatch?, FENICS?, Starsupply?, Amerex?, and Trayport?.
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