LONDON, ENGLAND--(Marketwire - Jan 10, 2013) - KNG Securities LLP (''KNG''), the independent fixed income specialist, today announces the appointment of Thomas Saler to its fixed income team, as part of the firm''s growth strategy. Thomas will focus on increasing the firm''s geographic footprint in the German speaking and Swiss markets.
Thomas'' appointment from UBS emphasises the continued migration of experienced executives from bulge bracket firms to client-focused, specialist platforms. It follows the appointment last year of Andrea Podesta from Bank of America Merrill Lynch as a Managing Partner and Head of Fixed Income, and of Alessandro Vargiu and Filippo Gromo to the fixed income team.
Thomas joins KNG having spent 8 years at UBS, having been a senior salesperson with responsibility for institutional client coverage in Germany, Austria, Benelux and Switzerland. Before this he was Head of Fixed Income Wealth Management Products distribution at the firm and was instrumental in rolling out the FICC retail product platform in Europe.
Andrea Podesta, Managing Partner and Head of Fixed Income at KNG Securities, commented:
"We''re delighted that Thomas is joining KNG. His industry and international experience will be instrumental in supporting the growth of our product offering and geographic presence, particularly in the Swiss and German markets. We are taking advantage of the shift in the market as a growing number of clients favour working with specialist firms such as KNG who offer a more independent and client-focused service."
About KNG Securities
KNG Securities LLP (KNG) is an independent fixed income specialist, dealing in a range of products across fixed income, convertible bond and debt capital markets. Established in 2003, KNG combines the international experience of its principals with a personal, unbiased and client-focused approach to provide a first class service to its institutional client base. Headquartered in London, KNG employs a unique cross-regional model to generate liquidity in mixed market conditions, especially for less liquid assets. For more information visit www.kngsecurities.com.