HedgeCo News - Institutional broker dealer, Ticonderoga Securities has launched an exchange traded funds (ETF) desk, led by industry veteran William Bauer. Bauer joins Ticonderoga with more than 18 years of institutional equity and derivative sales and trading experience, with five years focused on ETFs.
“Hedge funds and money managers are increasingly embracing ETFs as a superior product with greater transparency and liquidity,” said Bauer. “As this continues, Ticonderoga will be positioned well for growth.”
The new group will specialize in market making capabilities for institutional investors moving in and out of ETFs. The team will also advise clients on portfolio-trading issues, provide analysis and strategy, and assist in order execution through strong collaboration with the firm’s Sales & Trading Desk. As head of the ETF Desk, Bauer will focus on building out the ETF platform over the next several months, adding support staff, assistant traders and sales traders focused on ETF sales.
Bauer comes to Ticonderoga from Knight Capital, where he was a Director in ETF sales and trading. Before that, he was Vice President in sales and trading on the ETF market-making desk at Newedge Financial LLC, and also served as Vice President in sales and trading at RBC Capital Markets. Bauer attended University of Hartford with a focus on economics and finance.