NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BTIG announced today that Brian Ager has joined the firm’s Foreign Exchange (FX) Trading unit as a Managing Director. Mr. Ager will be based out of the firm’s New York office, and report directly into Anton LeRoy, President of BTIG.
In his new role, Mr. Ager will focus on building out BTIG’s electronic FX trading capabilities and expanding its client base. “We are pleased to welcome Brian to BTIG and are confident that he will strengthen our global FX platform,” said Mr. LeRoy. “As a senior member of the FX team, we believe that he will actively participate in shaping our existing product offering to meet the demand of our institutional investor clients.”
Mr. Ager is an industry veteran with more than 25 years of FX experience. Prior to BTIG, he was the Founder and President of Institutional Foreign Exchange at Rosenthal Collins, where he oversaw trading technology, client and liquidity relationships as well as leveraged trade analytics. Previously, Mr. Ager held a variety of institutional FX sales roles at AIG, Citibank, Royal Bank of Canada, RCG and RJ O’Brien in London, Toronto and New York. Earlier in his career, he was a Commercial Property Damage and Business Interruption Underwriter at AIG Europe (UK) Ltd between 1986 and 1994.
BTIG’s team of FX professionals offers clients 24-hour market coverage and support across more than 60 currencies. Client transactions are executed via in-house traders, a proprietary low-touch platform, TradeSave FX™, or a combination of the two. With expertise in emerging market currencies, options, spot, forwards and FX swap transactions, the firm’s FX specialists source liquidity from a vast network of providers worldwide.
BTIG is a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading, investment banking, research and related brokerage services. With an extensive global footprint and more than 600 employees, BTIG, LLC and its affiliates operate out of 18 cities throughout the U.S., and in Europe, Asia and Australia. BTIG offers execution, expertise and insights for equities, equity derivatives, ETFs and fixed income, currency and commodities (futures, commodities, foreign exchange, interest rates, credit, and convertible and preferred securities). The firm’s core capabilities include global execution, portfolio, electronic and outsource trading, transition management, investment banking, prime brokerage, capital introduction, corporate access, research and strategy, commission management and more.