Imperial Capital said Wednesday that it has added five members to its fixed income sales and trading team. David Haven has been named managing director and senior desk analyst; Paul Scotto and Nikolaos Argirious, both of whom will be based in New York, have been appointed managing directors; Adam Braham is now senior vice president in New York; and Frederik Verpoest has been hired as a vice president in the London office. Imperial Capital is an investment banking firm with offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Boston, and Chicago.
LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwired – Aug 14, 2013) – Imperial Capital Group, LLC (“Imperial Capital”) announced today the expansion of its fixed income sales & trading business with the hiring of senior credit sales and trading professionals designed to drive the franchise’s fixed income capabilities to institutional investors in the US and the EEA. The strategic expansion includes the hiring of five senior credit sales and trading hires in Imperial Capital, LLC, its US based investment banking platform, and Imperial Capital (International) LLP, its UK affiliate.
“We were looking for veterans, established credit professionals, to help take our global fixed income business to the next level both in the US and abroad,” said Tom Corcoran, President of Imperial Capital, LLC. “Our new hires bring to Imperial Capital extensive fixed income sales, trading and research experience and an established track record within credit product. We continue to demonstrate our commitment to growing our fixed income business and the combination of onboarding this group’s product expertise with Imperial’s existing fixed income platform will expand our efforts in this sector.”
In the US, Imperial Capital’s Credit Sales & Trading Group added Managing Director and Senior Desk Analyst, David Havens, Managing Director, Institutional Credit Sales, Paul Scotto, Managing Director and Senior Trader, Nikolaos Argiriou, and Senior Vice President, Institutional Credit Sales, Adam Braham. In addition, Imperial Capital (International) LLP (“Imperial UK”) added a Credit Sales professional focused on fixed income for its European franchise: Frederik Verpoest.
Mr. David Havens is a Managing Director and Senior Desk Analyst with over 25 years of industry experience who will primarily cover Insurance and the US Financial sector for Imperial Capital’s Credit Sales & Trading Group. Mr. Havens spent the bulk of his career as a Managing Director in Credit Trading at UBS Securities covering Insurance and REITS and also serving as the Head of the US High Grade Research Team for a number of years. Most recently, Mr. Havens was a Managing Director and Senior Credit Strategist at RBS Securities covering the US Financial sector including banks, brokers and insurers. In addition, Mr. Havens was a Managing Director and Senior Credit Strategist at Nomura. Mr. Havens earned a Bachelor of Arts from Middlebury College.
Mr. Paul Scotto is a Managing Director in Imperial Capital’s Credit Sales Group based in New York. Mr. Scotto brings more than 10 years of sales experience to Imperial. Most recently, he was a Director, U.S. Investment Grade sales at Knight Capital Group. Prior to Knight, Paul was an Executive Director, Credit Fixed Income Sales at UBS Investment Bank. Mr. Scotto earned a Bachelor of Science in marketing from Boston College.
Mr. Nikolaos Argiriou joins Imperial Capital as a Managing Director in the High Yield Trading Group in New York. Mr. Argiriou brings more than 10 years of trading experience to Imperial. Most recently, he was a Director at BNP Paribas Securities Corp. Mr. Argiriou also spent time in trading as a Director at Credit Suisse Securities and as a Trader at RBS Securities, Banc of America and Merrill Lynch. Mr. Argiriou earned a Bachelor’s degree from Fairfield University.
Mr. Adam Braham is a Senior Vice President in Imperial Capital’s Credit Sales Group in New York. Most recently, Mr. Braham was a Director in the Credit Sales Group at Knight Capital for four years. Prior to Knight Capital, he spent three years in Credit Sales at Merrill Lynch. Mr. Braham earned a Bachelor of Science in finance from Pennsylvania State University.
Mr. Frederik Verpoest joins Imperial Capital (International), LLP as a Vice President in Credit Sales in London. Most recently, Mr. Verpoest was a Director of Investor Relations at Lloyds Banking Group plc, in London. Prior to Lloyds, he was an Assistant Director of Capital Management – Investor Relations at HBOS plc. Mr. Verpoest earned a Master of Business Administration from the IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain and a Master of Business Engineering from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Leuven, Belgium.
About Imperial Capital (International), LLP
Imperial Capital International, founded in 2011, is an affiliate of Imperial Capital, LLC with an office in central London. Complementing Imperial Capital’s existing fixed income sales and trading franchise, Imperial Capital International expanded the Imperial Capital franchise into the EEA. The company focuses on selling the entire credit spectrum and capital structure to its European institutional clients.
About Imperial Capital, LLC
Imperial Capital, founded in 1997, is a full-service investment banking firm with offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Boston, and Chicago. The firm currently employs over 230 professionals and offers a wide range of proprietary products and services to institutional investors, middle market companies, and private equity firms. Imperial Capital provides institutional clients research and sales and trading of high yield and distressed debt securities, bank debt, convertible bonds, preferred stocks, and equities. The firm provides middle market companies and financial sponsors with capital markets, merger and acquisitions, capital structure, restructuring and recapitalization advisory services. More information about Imperial Capital can be found at www.imperialcapital.com.