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BNY ConvergEx Group Continues Global Expansion with Senior Trading Appointment in Asia

BNY ConvergEx Group, LLC, a leading provider of global agency brokerage and investment technology solutions, today announced the appointment of Luis Camacho as Head of ConvergEx Global Markets Asia. He will be based in Hong Kong and report to Anthony Blumberg in New York. ConvergEx Global Markets specializes in global agency trading in over 94 markets worldwide, including global portfolio trading, single stock and block-trading, portfolio rebalancing, foreign exchange and liquidations.

Mr. Camacho, previously a Senior Vice President for ConvergEx Global Markets in New York, will now manage all aspects of that business in the Asia Pacific region, which includes overseeing all sales and trading, client development, and trading technology infrastructure. Prior to joining BNY ConvergEx Group, Mr. Camacho held a number of senior trading positions at JP Morgan, Credit Agricole, and Societe Generale.

Joseph M. Velli, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BNY ConvergEx Group, commented, “Ensuring the continued strength of our global trading capabilities is essential to meeting the investment needs of our clients. We are extremely pleased to have a person of Luis’s caliber take on a leadership role in a business and region that is central to the ConvergEx franchise.”

“Luis brings an abundance of international trading expertise and a wealth of relationships in the local and global institutional investment community to his new role as head of ConvergEx Global Markets Asia,” commented Anthony Blumberg, Chief Executive Officer of ConvergEx Global Markets. “I am confident that our clients in Asia and throughout the world will benefit significantly from this appointment.”

In addition to appointing a new head of ConvergEx Global Markets Asia, ConvergEx also recently enhanced its client servicing capabilities in Japan through the hire of Yasuo Kitagawa as Head of Japan Product Sales for BNY Global Transition Management. Mr. Kitagawa is responsible for business development in Japan for the pension fund, insurance and asset management sectors, working with clients to develop and implement cost efficient transition management strategies.