Cantor Fitzgerald nabbed two bankers from Royal Bank of Scotland’s U.S. offices.

Cass Tokarski, who ran the collateralized mortgage origination business at RBS, joins Cantor as senior managing director and head of mortgages and asset-backed securities; he will be responsible for broadening and expanding Cantor’s already significant presence in the business.  

James Murray, who was a director at RBS, joins as Cantor as a managing director; he will be focusing on agency adjustable-rate mortgage trading.

“I am very excited to welcome these highly respected professionals to the Cantor team and expect that their extensive experience and strong industry relationships will immediately contribute to the Mortgage business. Cass’ leadership and knowledge of the mortgage market will be an enormous asset to our effort as we continue to expand and enhance this important product area,” Cantor CEO Shawn Matthews said in a press release. “We are firmly committed to growing our global sales and trading capabilities to ensure that clients are provided with the highest level of service and value add insight across the industry.”

Prior to his decade with RBS, Torkarski held several trading positions at UBS and Goldman Sachs.  He received his B.A. from Villanova University. 

 Murray, a CFA Charterholder, received his B.S. in accounting from the University of Florida.

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