NEW YORK, Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ConvergEx Group, a leading technology company, today announced that its board of managers has appointed Steven P. Heineman as general counsel. Mr. Heineman also joins the firm as a member of the ConvergEx Group Executive Committee.
Mr. Heineman comes to ConvergEx from Societe Generale where he most recently was general counsel in the Americas region, overseeing the legal and compliance coverage of the firm's financing, derivatives, equities and fixed income sales and trading, FX, commodities and investment banking activities. Prior to that role, he served as Director of Litigation and Regulatory Affairs for Societe Generale's U.S. business lines.
"Steven brings with him extensive legal experience and a keen understanding of our many businesses," said Joseph M. Velli, chairman and chief executive officer of ConvergEx Group. "Over the course of his career he has proven to be an excellent advisor and we are very pleased to welcome him to our organization."
His previous experience includes eight years as a litigator at Debevoise & Plimpton and more than three years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York.
Mr. Heineman holds his B.A. in Political Science from Hobart College where he graduated magna cum laude and his J.D. from New York University School of Law. He serves as a member of several professional organizations including SIFMA's General Counsels' Committee and its Compliance and Legal Division as well as the American Bar Association's Litigation Section.
About ConvergEx Group
ConvergEx Group is a leading technology company providing mission-critical proprietary software products and technology-enabled services to asset managers and financial intermediaries globally. Its products and services span the investment life cycle and are designed to enable customers to achieve improved results through operational and workflow efficiencies, execution and analytical tools and highly personalized service. The firm serves more than 4,000 customers accessing over 100 global markets. Formed in 2006, the firm has over 1,250 employees located in 23 cities throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific.
ConvergEx Group includes ConvergEx Execution Solutions LLC (member NYSE/FINRA/SIPC); LiquidPoint, LLC (member CBOE/SIPC); G-Trade Services LLC (member FINRA/SIPC); Westminster Research Associates LLC (member FINRA/SIPC); Eze Castle Transaction Services LLC (member FINRA/SIPC); ConvergEx Prime Services LLC (member FINRA/SIPC); Eze Castle Software LLC; RealTick LLC; ConvergEx Solutions LLC, of which Cogent Consulting, ConnEx, Jaywalk and LDB are divisions; ConvergEx Limited in the UK and Australia; and ConvergEx Asia Pacific Limited in Hong Kong. ConvergEx Group, LLC is a subsidiary of ConvergEx Holdings, LLC. Additional information is available at www.convergex.com.
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