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BTIG expands Sydney office

BTIG Australia, which specialises in institutional trading and related brokerage services, is expanding its Sydney office with the appointment of two experienced sales traders – Rob Farrington and Andrew Manchee.

“Australia is an important component to our expansion in the Pacific Rim,” says Steven Starker, co-founder of BTIG. “We are seeing an increasing level of opportunities in that region and the addition of Rob and Andrew will allow us to broaden our client coverage.”

Farrington joins BTIG as an equity sales trader. He has over 15 years experience in equity sales trading, most recently serving as head of sales trading for Sydney’s Moelis & Co. Prior to that, he was head of domestic institutional sales trading for Credit Suisse and was an equity sales trader for UBS covering leading institutional clients. He began his career in institutional equity sales at Macquarie Bank.

Manchee joins BTIG as an equity sales trader. He most recently served as a senior adviser at EL&C Baillieu Stockbroking, where he established a specialist sales division, the Alpha Trading Group. He previously worked at Bell Potter Securities where he helped develop a wholesale client base and has served as an equity proprietary trader for Citigroup. He started his career at ABN Amro where he was an equity proprietary trader and also worked in institutional sales.

“Rob and Andrew have a great depth of experience covering a variety of client groups within various markets, from long-only fund managers to traditional hedge funds to institutional proprietary traders,” says Paul Brech, chief executive of BTIG Australia. “We are excited to have them onboard as we continue to expand our product coverage and our range of clients in Australia.”

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