Knight Libertas Appoints Sean Dowd as Managing Director, Co-Head of U.S. Credit Sales

Jan 11, 2010, 08:30 ET from Knight Capital Group, Inc.

GREENWICH, Conn. and JERSEY CITY, N.J., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Knight Libertas LLC, a subsidiary of Knight Capital Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NITE), today announced the appointment of Sean Dowd as Managing Director, Co-Head of U.S. Credit Sales.

"We are pleased to welcome Sean Dowd to Knight Libertas," said Gary Katcher, Executive Vice President, Head of Global Institutional Fixed Income at Knight Capital Group. "Sean has a great track record at cultivating client relationships, managing teams and maximizing growth. He is an important addition in our drive to continue building a world-class institutional fixed income team."

Knight Libertas is an institutional fixed income broker-dealer providing trade execution, investment research and capital markets services. Mr. Dowd is the former Head of U.S. Credit Trading and Research for UBS. In his role at Knight Libertas, he is responsible for U.S. credit sales to increase client growth among mutual funds, insurance companies, pension funds, hedge funds and commercial banks.

"The quality of the team, riskless principal model and strong fundamental research drew me to Knight Libertas. I look forward to helping make further inroads with institutional firms across a broad range of fixed income securities," said Dowd.

Mr. Dowd is based in the Greenwich office, phone 203.930.7160 or email


Sean Dowd

Managing Director, Co-Head of U.S. Credit Sales

Knight Libertas

Sean Dowd is Managing Director, Co-Head of U.S. Credit Sales, responsible for U.S. credit sales and client growth.

Mr. Dowd joined Knight Libertas from UBS where he spent a total of 12 years with increasing management responsibilities covering fixed income sales, trading and research in the Stamford office. Most recently, he was Head of Credit Trading and Research in the U.S. Previously, Sean was Co-Head of Investment Grade Sales and Trading. He began his career at ScotiaMcLeod in fixed income sales covering U.S. and Canadian clients for Canadian and U.S. dollar corporate and provincial products.

Sean has a bachelor of science in business administration and a master of business administration from the University of Maine.

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