-Liquidity Finance LP hires Cristiano Leao, who is joining from BTG Pactual, as the specialist trading firm continues to expand its Emerging Markets bond trading platform across geographies. Liquidity launched its US operations in 2013 and has built a strong team of experienced market professionals and a global institutional client base.
Cristiano, who previously held senior EM and Credit trading roles at UBS, BNP Paribas, RBS and most recently BTG Pactual, will focus on strengthening Liquidity’s coverage of the local banking sector and asset management community across Latin America, particularly Brazil. He will be based in Stamford, Connecticut and report to Dan Mullineaux, who heads Liquidity’s US business.
“We are excited to have Cristiano on board”, says Dan Mullineaux. “Cristiano is well known in the industry and will enhance our coverage of the local emerging markets institutions”. Faisal Mian, founder of Liquidity Finance LLP, says, “Having established a broad footprint for EM product with global fund managers and hedge funds with offices in London, US and Dubai, we see the development of the local EM franchise as a key to our continued growth”.
Liquidity Finance LP is a US broker-dealer and a member of FINRA, specialising in Emerging Markets debt securities trading on a riskless principal basis. Its parent, Liquidity Finance LLP, is based in London, UK and regulated by the FCA.