SAN FRANCISCO, July 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- 280 CapMarkets® today announced the expansion of its taxable trading and institutional sales distribution capabilities, underscoring the firm's continued investment in providing institutional clients and independent advisors with broad-based fixed income access and support.
"We've begun the second year of operating our broker-dealer, having traded almost $4 billion in bonds," said Gurinder S. Ahluwalia, CEO of 280 CapMarkets. "In many ways, our growth reflects the ongoing trend of advisors embracing the opportunity to become independent and seeking out the technology, resources, and expertise that can allow them to compete effectively. 280 CapMarkets is uniquely structured to support their fixed income needs. We are pleased to continue to expand our business to give independent advisors the capital markets access they need as they grow their practices and address client investment needs."
"We've built a taxable institutional sales and trading team of extraordinary talent, experience, and Street relationships," said Alex Buchler, managing director and co-head of institutional sales at 280 CapMarkets. "Our diverse backgrounds and specialties provide deep institutional distribution, and deliver a wide spectrum of taxable products ranging from investment grade and high yield corporate debt to esoteric asset-backed securities and structured products."
Jennifer Tonda Rohlfes, director of institutional sales, brings more than 20 years of fixed income trading and sales experience to 280 CapMarkets. She has traded investment grade and high yield bonds, structured products, agencies, and municipal bonds. Rohlfes commands special expertise in green bonds and bonds with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) benefits. Previously, she was a senior vice president at Falcon Square Capital, and before that was a director of taxable trading at Crowell, Weedon & Co., where she opened its San Francisco office and developed the firm's institutional business. She also worked at Stone & Youngberg as vice president of corporate trading, and was a senior corporate bond trader at Charles Schwab & Co.
Dan Roddy joins 280 CapMarkets as head of mortgage trading and brings more than 10 years of institutional trading experience. Roddy was previously a principal at Piper Jaffray in Minneapolis, trading structured products. Prior to Piper Jaffray, he was a corporate and mortgage trader at Stone & Youngberg.
Eric Niederreither joins 280 CapMarkets as director of institutional sales. He has more than 30 years of institutional sales and trading experience covering a range of fixed income and equity products. His specialties include high yield, distressed, convertible, and emerging market debt. Prior to joining 280 CapMarkets, Niederreither worked 10 years in high yield and distressed institutional sales for GMP Securities. His previous experience also includes GFI Securities, J.P. Morgan Securities, Lehman Brothers and S.G. Warburg.
Mark Fortunato, director of institutional sales, brings 10 years of financial services experience on both the buy-side and sell-side to 280 CapMarkets. Previously, Fortunato was vice president of structured products sales and trading at CapRok Capital LLC. Prior to CapRok, Fortunato worked with a startup hedge fund focused on volatility arbitrage. Before that, he was with the New York-based hedge fund Och Ziff Capital Management. He began his career in collateral management at Lehman Brothers, which was acquired by Barclays Capital.
Jennifer Tonda Rohlfes and Dan Roddy work at 280 CapMarkets' San Francisco office. Eric Niederreither and Mark Fortunato work at the company's New York office.
About 280 CapMarkets
280 CapMarkets combines cloud-based technology with the in-depth market expertise and execution services of a traditional broker-dealer to enable independent financial advisors to buy, sell, and manage bonds with greater ease, transparency, and confidence.
Our BondNav® platform helps independent advisors level the playing field by providing access to a deep and rich selection of bonds from multiple market sources, along with the tools and information to help advisors select the bonds for their clients. Behind BondNav® is an experienced, high-touch, and full-service capital markets team that can serve as a conflict-free extension of an advisor's practice. Our capital market's team contributes market insight, portfolio review, and pre-trade best execution support. We employ the combined efforts of our advisor liaison, institutional sales, and market-making trading desks to ensure independent advisors have an advocate on their side of the table.
Headquartered in San Francisco, with additional offices in New York, Seattle, and Los Angeles County, we enable independent RIAs and wealth managers to build stronger practices and serve their clients' fixed income needs. Securities are offered through 280 Securities LLC, a member of FINRA/SIPC. For more information visit www.280capmarkets.com and follow @280capmarkets.
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