New York-based independent fixed income broker-dealer Odeon Capital Group hired Bret Ackerman as a director and senior vice president in the firm's sales and trading group.

The new hire will head the firm’s RMBS trading desk, that utilizes the firm’s trademark independent research to offer clients a full service offering for trading in high-yield securities, in New York.

Ackerman, a 10-year industry veteran, was previously at StormHarbour Securities, where he was the head of RMBS trading. He joined the firm as a director in structured product and sales. Before StormHarbour, he was a senior vice president in structured product sales at MF Global. Bret had also been at Barclays where he was the head of non-agency securitization and where he was involved in primary and secondary trading.

“Bret is a fantastic addition to our team. He brings deep industry knowledge and a long history of professional success to Odeon,” said Evan Schwartzberg, CEO of Odeon. “Talented people like Bret are what make Odeon a strong value provider to our clients.”

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