Cantor Fitzgerald Adds to Credit Fixed Income Sales and Trading Team

NEW YORK, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., a leading global financial services firm, announced that it is strengthening its Credit Fixed Income team with the addition of seasoned veterans Keith Melchionni, David Patterson, John Kleinert, and Jordan Cahn. These individuals will focus on High Yield, Investment Grade and Distressed Debt sales and trading, and will be based in New York.  

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"Attracting top talent and growing our global distribution platform continue to be top priorities for our firm.  The team brings a unique combination of experience and strong client relationships to our industry-leading platform, and demonstrates our unwavering commitment to providing our clients with world-class fixed income products, strategy and trading," said Shawn P. Matthews, Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. "With one of the strongest fixed income teams in the industry, we are very well-positioned to extend our business, gain market share  and enhance our ability to service our institutional clients with leading corporate bond capabilities."

David Patterson will focus on High Grade and High Yield sales.  Prior to joining Cantor, Mr. Patterson held senior sales positions at Gleacher & Co., Citadel Securities, Chapdelaine Credit Partners and Bank of America.  He received a B.A. in Economics and History from Duke University. 

Jordan Cahn will focus on High Yield and Distressed Debt sales. Previously, Mr. Cahn held senior sales positions at UBS and Morgan Stanley. He holds a B.A. in international relations from Syracuse University Maxwell School and earned a J.D. at Indiana University.

Keith Melchionni will focus on High Grade and High Yield sales. Most recently, Mr. Melchionni served in credit sales positions at Gleacher & Co. and Citadel Securities.  In addition, he has held senior fixed income sales roles at CapRok Capital and Merrill Lynch. Mr. Melchionni holds a B.A. in History from Duke University.

John Kleinert will focus on High Yield and Investment Grade sales.  Previously, he held sales positions at Gleacher & Co. and Citadel Securities.  He received a B.A. in Economics from Williams College.

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