BTIG Taps Curro, Hymans To Lead Event-Driven Strategies

Mar 7 2011 | 9:54am ET

Financial services firm BTIG has named Joseph Curro and Robert Hymans as global co-heads of event-driven strategies.

Curro and Hymans have been at BTIG for three years as managing directors specializing in event-driven strategies. They have more than 25 years’ combined experience. Prior to BTIG, they were both at Cantor Fitzgerald and Lehman Brothers before that, where they were instrumental in the development of the risk arbitrage/event-driven desks. Curro began his career at Lehman Brothers in 2000, and Hymans at Bear Stearns in 1993 prior to joining Lehman Brothers in 1996.
 
“Joe and Bob have been instrumental in establishing BTIG’s Event Driven desk and service,” said Steven Starker, co-dounder of BTIG. “Our clients value and respect their deep knowledge and skills when maneuvering in difficult and volatile trading opportunities.”

BTIG says the appointments are part of its strategy to grow and build its platform in areas where it can add value. The firm’s event-driven team consists of six U.S. employees and three in the U.K., but additional resources will be added over the next six months. The team focuses on hedge funds and mutual funds using arbitrage strategies focusing on mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, activist situations, bankruptcy, distressed and other special situations.
 
Founded in 2002, BTIG, including through its affiliates, employs more than 400 professionals in five different countries. BTIG has 10 domestic offices:  New York, San Francisco, Dallas, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Greenwich, Red Bank, Norwalk and Orinda.  The firm also has four overseas affiliates:  London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney.
 

 

 

 


In Depth

Why Ponzi Schemes Work: An In-Depth Look At The Allen Stanford Fraud

Dec 21 2014 | 10:30am ET

Texan Allen Stanford first appeared on the radars of financial regulators in 1997...

Lifestyle

Expert Says Scale Of Baillon Classic Car Find Rare

Dec 29 2014 | 3:40am ET

Forget about hedge funds, buying rare, classic cars could be called the ultimate...

Guest Contributor

EidoSearch’s Top Three Market Projections For 2015

Dec 23 2014 | 4:03am ET

It is that time of year again when prognosticators make their big market calls for...

 

Sponsored Content

Editor's Note

    Guidelines for Guest Articles

    Oct 22 2014 | 9:46am ET

    We are always looking for guest articles from hedge fund managers and buy-side firms.

    If you are interested in submitting a contributed piece for possible publication on FINalternatives, please take a look at the specs. Read more…

 

Futures Magazine

December 2014 Cover

Futures 2014 person of the year

Jeff Sprecher was simply looking for a platform to trade energies when launching ICE 14 years ago but it has grown to reach the pinnacle of both the listed futures and equities world.

The Alpha Pages

TAP July/August 2014 Cover

The Alpha Pages Interview: Senator Rand Paul

Senator Paul sat down in the debut series of the Alpha Pages Interview to discuss the broken tax code, regulation surrounding Bitcoin, and his plans for the 2016 Presidential election.