New York, NY – May 21, 2015 – Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., a leading financial services firm, today announced the expansion of its fixed income middle markets sales and trading team with the appointments of Kevin Bowen and David Ballard as Senior Vice Presidents. Mr. Bowen and Mr. Ballard, who both join Cantor from BBVA Compass, are based in Birmingham and focused on the financial institutions, healthcare and government sectors.
“We remain deeply committed to strategically growing our distribution platform by investing in senior talent across fixed income and equity sales, trading and research,” said Shawn P. Matthews, Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. “I anticipate that Kevin and David’s long-standing relationships and extensive experience in interest rate risk management will make an immediate impact to the firm and help to serve our clients. Their expertise and knowledge in balance sheet and investment portfolio management will be particularly beneficial to clients with exposure to interest rate risk.”
Mr. Bowen and Mr. Ballard said in a joint statement, “We are proud to be a part of Cantor Fitzgerald’s growing franchise, and look forward to helping our clients identify and manage risk exposure. Identifying interest rate risk is a key component to successful portfolio management, and we look forward to assisting clients manage their risk exposure.”
Prior to joining Cantor, Mr. Bowen served as a Senior Vice President in the Financial Risk Management Group at BBVA Compass. Prior to this, he served as Vice President of Institutional Investment Sales, and earlier as an Investment Officer. Mr. Bowen holds a BS in Corporate Finance and Investment Management from the University of Alabama.
Mr. Ballard recently served as a Senior Vice President and Director of the Financial Risk Management Group at BBVA Compass. Previously at BBVA, he served as Vice President of Institutional Investment Sales. Mr. Ballard holds a BA in Finance from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
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Note to Editors: Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P., led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Howard W. Lutnick, is the parent entity of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., led by Chief Executive Officer Shawn P. Matthews.