ITG Expands Global Sales Trading Coverage

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New senior hires in Europe, Asia, and Australia
NEW YORK & LONDON & HONG KONG & SYDNEY, Jun 24, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Investment Technology Group, Inc. (NYSE: ITG), a leading agency broker and financial technology firm, today announced three senior additions to the firm's international sales trading operations. Robert Blyth Currie has been appointed Head of Sales Trading in Europe. In the Asia Pacific region, Neil McCann has been hired as Director of Sales Trading in Hong Kong, and James Levy has joined as Senior Sales Trader in Australia. These new appointments are part of a program of expansion of the regional sales trading teams, and reflect ITG's commitment to high quality execution services globally. The new hires bring a wealth of experience from both the buyside and the sellside and are expected to grow ITG's sales trading coverage worldwide.

Mr. McCann, Director of Sales Trading in Hong Kong, joins ITG with over 15 years of Asian trading experience. He previously held senior roles at Instinet, HSBC and Morgan Stanley. Mr. Levy, newly appointed Senior Sales Trader at ITG in Australia, joins ITG from AMP, a large Australian buyside firm, where he was Head of Equity Dealing.

Leon Christianakis, Chief Executive Officer of ITG in the Asia Pacific region, said, "High quality execution and service is at the heart of ITG's vision for the Asia Pacific business. I am extremely pleased to have such experienced additions to our sales trading teams across the region, and I am confident Neil, James and other new hires will further drive our growth."

Mr. Currie will manage the sales trading desk in London where he will focus on the single stock business, and will report to David Stevens, Chief Executive Officer of ITG in Europe. Mr. Currie joined ITG from Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein where he was Director of Pan European Equity Sales Trading based in London. Previously, he held senior roles at Fidelity Capital Markets and Yamaichi Securities.

"Demand for agency execution has never been greater and our offering of intelligent execution tools and outstanding client service makes this a very exciting time for ITG," said Mr. Stevens. "Robert brings with him 20 years of experience and valuable relationships, and will be instrumental in driving ITG's European business growth."

About Investment Technology Group

Investment Technology Group, Inc., is a specialized agency brokerage and financial technology firm that partners with asset managers globally to provide innovative solutions spanning the investment continuum. A leader in electronic trading since launching POSIT(R) in 1987, ITG's integrated approach now includes a range of products from portfolio management and pre-trade analysis to trade execution and post-trade evaluation. Asset managers rely on ITG's independence, experience, and agility to help mitigate risk, improve performance and navigate increasingly complex markets. The firm is headquartered in New York with offices in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific regions. For more information on ITG, please visit

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