Macquarie strengthens U.S. equities effort with syndication and sales trading appointments

New York, 09 Sep 2015

Macquarie Securities, the institutional equities arm of Macquarie Group (“Macquarie”) (ASX: MQG; ADR: MQBKY), today announced the appointment Brian Pordon as US Head of Syndication and Robert Salmon as a Senior Sales Trader.

Mr. Pordon, who joins as a Senior Vice President, will oversee US equity syndication efforts including executing on IPOs, follow-on, equity-linked and other equity offerings; he will work closely with Macquarie Capital, the firm’s advisory, capital markets and principal investments business, to develop equity origination opportunities. He was most recently a Vice President at Itaú BBA where his responsibilities included equity offerings for corporate and financial sponsors. He previously held equity-focused roles at Ipreo and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Mr. Salmon will join as a Senior Vice President in sales trading. He joins from Sterne Agee, where he was a Managing Director in sales trading. He has previously worked at Execution LLC, Lehman Brothers and Morgan Stanley, and has spent the majority of his career focused on West Coast institutional account coverage.

These appointments follow the recent appointments of JT Cacciabaudo and Peter McQuaid in New York in sales trading and trading, continuing the expansion of Macquarie’s US equities platform.

Austin Graham, Managing Director and Co-Head of US Equities said: “Brian brings a core capability in syndication and equity-offering execution. His specialist experience will significantly advance our existing equity capital markets efforts and enhances our ECM capabilities.” 

“We continue the expansion of our sales trading efforts with the addition of Rob to the West Coast team. He joins our office in San Francisco and will deepen our client reach and capabilities in the region. These two appointments, together with a number of recent senior appointments in sales and sales trading, fortify the strength and scale of our US equities platform,” Mr. Graham added.

About Macquarie Group

Macquarie Group (Macquarie) is a global provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services. Macquarie’s main business focus is making returns by providing a diversified range of services to clients. Macquarie acts on behalf of institutional, corporate and retail clients and counterparties around the world. Founded in 1969, Macquarie operates in 28 countries, employs more than 14,000 people and has assets under management of more than $370 billion (as of March 31, 2015).

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Stephen Yan
Corporate Communications, Macquarie Group
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