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BTIG expands global fixed income group

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BTIG, an institutional broker dealer specialising in trading and related brokerage services, has expanded its global fixed income group with four new hires.

BTIG, an institutional broker dealer specialising in trading and related brokerage services, has expanded its global fixed income group with four new hires.

George Chalhoub has joined BTIG from Deutsche Bank where he ran the high yield proprietary portfolio on the high yield desk. He will have a dual role as a high yield salesman and desk analyst based in New York. Chalhoub spent 15 years in high yield research at Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch and Citigroup covering various industries, with his most recent focus being on the consumer products sector.

Mychal Harrison and Todd Sycoff have been hired as high yield traders in New York. Harrison joins BTIG from Barclays where he last traded high yield cash and credit default swaps. He began his career at Goldman Sachs in high yield syndicate before transitioning into high yield trading.

Sycoff comes to BTIG from Bear Stearns where he was last on the buy side as the high yield portfolio manager in the asset management division. Prior to that, Sycoff spent 16 years on the trading desks of Bear Stearns and Merrill Lynch as the head high yield trader.

Chris LeVine comes to BTIG from UBS where he was an executive director in the fixed income sales group focusing on investment grade and high yield credit. He will be in fixed income sales in BTIG’s New York office. Prior to UBS, LeVine worked at MarketAxess, Trading Edge and started his career at Morgan Stanley.

‘We have been focused on expanding the firm’s capabilities in fixed income over the past few months and are excited to have George, Mychal, Todd and Chris join the group,’ says Jon Bass, co-head of global fixed income. ‘Their combined experience will greatly enhance the efforts of our new division.’

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