New York, NY – January 6, 2015 – Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., a leading financial services firm, today announced that two senior bankers Kevin Reynolds and Timothy Swift have joined the firm to lead its Debt Capital Markets Origination team. Mr. Reynolds joins as Managing Director and is principally responsible for bringing new issue debt wwwucts across the credit spectrum and developing a distribution driven banking and financing practice for corporate issuers. The Debt Capital Markets Origination team is also tasked with establishing a significant liability management business across existing fixed income areas.
Joining Mr. Reynolds as a Director is Timothy R. Swift, who will be responsible for structuring, execution and distribution strategies in addition to industry coverage of the Energy Sector.
“Cantor Fitzgerald is thrilled to have top-knotch professionals with Kevin and Tim’s in-depth experience and market knowledge joining our team,” said Shawn P. Matthews, Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. “As we continue to expand upon our core strengths and leadership position in sales and trading and leveraged finance for the debt capital markets, Kevin and Tim are great additions who will bring significant value to our overall franchise as we build out our distribution driven finance capabilities, structured wwwucts and deliver greater service to our clients.”
Mr. Reynolds brings over 20 years of experience and was most recently Head of Capital Markets Origination at Cowen and Company where he established a leading middle market debt finance effort, focused on industrials, consumer wwwucts, TMR, healthcare and life sciences, among other verticals. While at Cowen and Company, Mr. Reynolds and Mr. Swift originated more than 60 transactions raising over $6 billion and ranking at the top of the league tables for transactions of $200 million and below.
Prior to joining Cowen, Mr. Reynolds was Head of Capital Markets Origination at Gleacher & Company and spent 12 years at UBS in a number of senior roles, including running the firm’s Corporate ABS business and serving as Global Co-Head of Liability Management, Exchange Offer and Recapitalizations, as well as Head of Emerging Market Debt Syndicate for North America and senior positions in Leveraged Finance. He spent the first half of his career in the investment banking industry in other senior positions in high yield credit research, bankruptcy and distressed credit trading, and inter-capital arbitrage. Mr. Reynolds is a graduate of Boston College and earned his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.
Mr. Swift brings over 15 years of experience in the investment banking industry. Prior to joining Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., he was a Vice President on the Debt Capital Markets team at Cowen and Company, where he specialized in middle market debt financing for companies in a variety of industries. While at Cowen and Company, Mr. Swift participated in more than 40 transactions raising over $4.5 billion. Earlier in his career, he served in various capacities related to research and trading of distressed credit and equity wwwucts with a specialty in the Oil and Gas industry for such firms as R.W. Pressprich and CRT Capital Group. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Babson College.
About Cantor Fitzgerald
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.
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.