Imperial Capital International announce new hires

Imperial Capital International, a subsidiary of Imperial Capital Group, has beefed up its team in London with two new hires. Alan Pierce and Alex Gutiérrez Rubino have both been named senior vice president for the credit trading group. Previously, Previously, Pierce headed investment grade/cross-over corporate credit trading at BNP Paribas while Gutiérrez Rubino worked as a senior credit analyst and trader at Chalkhill Partners. Imperial Capital is an investment banking firm.


LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwired – Sep 19, 2013) – Imperial Capital Group, LLC (“Imperial”) announced today that its affiliate, Imperial Capital (International) LLP (“Imperial Capital International”), has expanded its corporate credit trading force in London. The strategic expansion includes the hiring of two senior professionals: Alan Pierce and Alex Gutiérrez Rubino, together with a combined twenty five years of credit sales and trading experience, to join the existing fixed income sales and trading platform in London. The growth in the UK will allow Imperial Capital International to further expand its fixed income sales and trading services to institutional investors in the EEA and complement the existing Imperial US franchise.
“We are executing Imperial Capital’s global hiring strategy as we continue to add seasoned sales and trading professionals to join our core business,” said Tom Corcoran, President of Imperial Capital, LLC. “We are committed to expanding our franchise in Europe allowing us to better serve the European institutional investor community.”
Alan Pierce joins Imperial Capital International as a Senior Vice President in its Credit Trading Group specifically focused on expanding the Group’s focus to include investment grade and cross-over trading. Prior to joining Imperial Capital International, Mr. Pierce was Head of Investment Grade/Cross-Over Corporate Credit Trading at BNP Paribas. Prior to this, Mr. Pierce was a CDS Trader focused on the auto and services sectors at UBS AG and a Corporate Credit Trader in the technology, media and telecom sectors at Citigroup. Additionally, Mr. Pierce earned a BSc Economics and an MSc Finance and Economics from The London School of Economics.
Also joining Imperial Capital International’s Credit Trading Group is Alex Gutiérrez Rubino as a Senior Vice President; he has been hired to expand the Group’s trading capabilities into structured products and asset backed securities. Most recently, Mr. Gutiérrez Rubino was a Senior Credit Analyst and Trader in structured products, investment grade, high yield and distressed debt at Chalkhill Partners LLP. Mr. Gutiérrez Rubino also spent time with Cheyne Capital Management LLP where he began as an Investment Analyst and Portfolio Manager in asset finance. Mr. Gutiérrez Rubino earned an MEng in Aeronautical Engineering and an MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London.
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 corporate credit sales and trading franchise, Imperial Capital International expanded the Imperial Capital franchise into the EEA. The company focuses on the entire credit spectrum and takes a full capital structure research approach to supplement sales and trading services 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, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Minneapolis and San Francisco. 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 corporate credit, hybrid/bank capital, convertibles, equities, and preferred securities. 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