Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. Strengthens Its Credit Fixed Income Team

NEW YORK and LONDON, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cantor Fitzgerald Europe, a leading global financial services firm, today announced the expansion of its credit fixed income sales and trading team with the appointment of Jose Contreras and David Coffey in London.  Mr. Contreras will focus on High Yield, Distressed and asset-backed securities in Spain and Portugal and Mr. Coffey will focus on sales and sourcing for Investment Grade, High Yield, Leveraged, Distressed and aircraft bonds and loans. 


"One of our top priorities is to aggressively grow our fixed income business and global distribution platform in key markets.  We continually evaluate opportunities to build out our team to expand our service offering to clients and drive growth of our business, and expect Jose and David will be instrumental in that mission," said Shawn P. Matthews, Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.  "We welcome these highly-regarded and seasoned professionals, who share our unwavering commitment to excellence in serving our clients' needs in the European credit markets."

Mr. Contreras joins Cantor from Yorvik Partners LLP in London, where he served as a Partner.  Earlier, he held senior positions at BNP Paribas, Lehman Brothers, and Bankia.  Mr. Contreras holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics and an M.B.A. from ESADE Business School. 

Mr. Coffey joins Cantor from Ria Capital Markets, where he worked in bond sales.  Before that, he held positions at Barclays Capital and Deutsche Bank in loan sales and distressed sourcing.  Mr. Coffey holds an M.B.A from CASS Business School, and a M.Sc. from Heriot-Watt University.

Cantor Fitzgerald Europe ("CFE") is authorised 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.

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