Cantor Fitzgerald Adds Veterans to Emerging Markets Debt Capital Markets Team

NEW YORK and LONDON, March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cantor Fitzgerald, a leading global financial services firm, today announced the expansion of its Emerging Markets Debt Capital Markets sales and trading team with the appointments of Dray Simpson, Alex Yulman and Michael Barfoot as Managing Directors. Mr. Simpson will be based in London and Mr. Yulman and Mr. Barfoot will be based in New York. They will report to Charles Cortellesi and Erich Bauer-Rowe, Co-Heads of the Debt Capital Markets' Emerging Markets Division at Cantor Fitzgerald.

"I would like to welcome Dray, Alex and Michael to Cantor. Their appointments demonstrate our long-term focus on expanding our global distribution platform and providing deep market intelligence and unparalleled services to clients," said Shawn P. Matthews, Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. "Their extensive track records and network of relationships will make an impact on the Emerging Markets team, and help the team provide best-in-class services product, strategy and execution on a global level."

Prior to joining Cantor, Mr. Simpson held senior positions in Emerging Markets at Deutsche Bank, Alcantara Asset Management and Dragon Capital, where he built the fixed income trading business. Mr. Simpson holds a MBA from London Business School and B.A. in Economics from Simon Fraser University.

Mr. Yulman previously served on the Emerging Markets Credit trading desk at Morgan Stanley, and served in senior positions at Deutsche Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, and ABN AMRO. Mr. Yulman holds a B.S. from University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Barfoot previously served as Director at BNP Paribas, where he traded Latin American sovereign credits and served as Vice President at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.  Mr. Barfoot holds a MBA from University of Chicago.

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 products. CFE advises some 70 corporate clients and makes markets in over 700 companies and investment trusts.  CFE is 100% owned by US-based Cantor Fitzgerald.

About Cantor Fitzgerald 
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Cantor Fitzgerald Europe ("CFE") is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, reference number 149380, and a member of the London Stock Exchange. CFE's registered office is One Churchill Place, London E14 5RB.

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 and Cantor Fitzgerald Europe.

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