Imperial Capital Group, LLC ("Imperial Capital"), and its affiliate, Imperial Capital (International) LLP ("Imperial UK"), announced today the addition of Itish Popat and Jason Kim to its Structured Products Group. Mr. Popat and Mr. Kim will report to Keith Grimaldi, Managing Director and Head of Structured Products Sales and Trading.
"We are pleased to welcome Itish and Jason to Imperial further complementing our existing Structured Products Group team," said Tom Corcoran, President of Imperial Capital, LLC. "Their deep understanding of structured products and robust industry experience will enable our firm to better serve the US and European institutional investor community as well as adapt to the ever evolving market."
Itish Popat joins Imperial UK as a Managing Director in the Structured Products Sales Group in London and brings more than 20 years of varietal capital markets experience. Most recently, Mr. Popat was a Partner and Head of ABS / Financials Agency Broking Business at Vantage Capital Markets LLP. Prior to Vantage Capital Markets, Mr. Popat was an Executive Director of Fixed Income Sales with UBS and Head of UK / Ireland ABS Sales, where he covered UK & Irish Banks, asset managers, SIV's, insurance companies, pension funds and hedge funds. Prior to joining UBS, Mr. Popat spent just under nine years with HSBC in Fixed Income Sales and Trading. Mr. Popat earned a BA(Hons) in Business Studies from the University of Portsmouth.
Jason Kim joins Imperial Capital, LLC as a Senior Vice President in the Structured Products Trading Group in New York and has over 15 years of experience trading a variety of fixed income products. Most recently, Mr. Kim was an Executive Director at Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. and primarily traded non-agency RMBS as well as CMBS, CLO and ABS bonds. Prior to Oppenheimer, he held similar roles at JVB Financial, UBS and Deutsche Bank. Mr. Kim earned a BA in Economics from Northwestern University and an MBA in Finance and Economics from the University of Chicago.