New York, NY and London – August 12, 2015 – Cantor Fitzgerald, a leading financial services firm, today announced the continued expansion of the Portfolio Solutions team with the appointments of Filip Skala, CFA and Kenneth Wong in New York, and Khairul Hussain and Jemma Broadgate in London.The team will report to Michael Gardner, Global Head of Portfolio Solutions.
Mr. Skala will serve as Head of U.S. Portfolio Solutions, and focus on business development and implementation across the team’s main lines of business. Mr. Wong will serve as Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager, focusing on the portfolio restructuring process and on developing, managing, and executing trading strategies for client events. Mr. Hussain joins as Director of IT, focused on managing technology and developing applications for the Portfolio Solutions group. Ms. Broadgate will serve as Director of Institutional Sales, responsible for growing the business in the UK.
“I am pleased to welcome Filip, Kenneth, Khairul, and Jemma to Cantor. These appointments demonstrate our ability to attract exceptional talent across the industry, and our continued commitment to providing clients with top notch service,” said Shawn P. Matthews, Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. “Their experience and insight combined with our global distribution platform provides clients with a reliable and customized transition management and asset servicing partner.”
Michael Gardner, Global Head of Portfolio Solutions at Cantor Fitzgerald said, “The team has managed some of the largest and most complex portfolio transitions in the industry, and I expect them to expand and deepen our ability to serve the needs of our clients. We are pleased to welcome them to the team, and look forward to leveraging their experience in portfolio construction, custom transition structuring, beta implementation, and risk management.”
Prior to joining Cantor, Mr. Skala led the U.S. implementation and strategy team of transition management at J.P. Morgan. Mr. Skala holds a BS from Rutgers University, an MBA from Pace University, and is a CFA charter holder.
Previously, Mr. Wong held senior positions in the Transition Management and Business Intelligence Group at J.P. Morgan. Mr. Wong has a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor.
Before joining Cantor, Mr. Hussain served on the Transition Management trading desk and the Electronic Client Solutions trading desk at J.P. Morgan. Mr. Hussain received a degree in Computer Science from Kings College London at the University of London.
Prior to joining Cantor, Ms. Broadgate served as the Head of UK Pensions and Charities in the Investor Services Group at J.P. Morgan. Before that, she was the head of UK Pensions Sales for Northern Trust’s custody business. Ms. Broadgate received a degree in French and German from Queen Mary College at the University of London.
Headquartered in London, Cantor Fitzgerald Europe is an integrated mid-market investment bank offering clients corporate finance and corporate broking services, together with institutional cash equities, fixed income, equity derivatives and foreign exchange wwwucts. CFE services some 70 corporate clients and makes markets in over 700 companies and investment trusts. CFE is an affiliate of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.
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Cantor Fitzgerald, a leading global financial services group at the forefront of financial and technological innovation has been a proven and resilient leader for over 65 years. Cantor is a preeminent investment bank serving more than 7,000 institutional clients around the world, recognized for its strengths in fixed income and equity capital markets, investment banking, prime brokerage, and commercial real estate finance and for its global distribution platform. Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. is one of 22 primary dealers authorized to trade U.S. government securities with The Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Cantor Fitzgerald’s 1,600 employees serve clients through over 35 locations, including major financial centers around the world in the Americas, Europe, Asia/Pacific, and the Middle East. For more information please visit aws-dev2.cantor.com.
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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.