KGS-Alpha Capital Markets hired Mark Noble as head of structured corporate and agency debt and Jim Tymeck as the new head of the finance desk.
Noble was previously at MF Global where he was head of agency debt. He was formerly a director at Barclays Capital for callable agencies and bullet debt. He was also senior vice president at Lehman Brothers for callable agencies and structured products and a vice president at Morgan Keegan for agency syndicates.
Tymeck brings more than 22 years of funding and trading experience to the firm. Before KGS-Alpha, he was Managing director and head of structured repo trading at Citigroup as well as managing director for macro proprietary trading at Bank of America.
"The appointment of these two seasoned professionals underlines our continuing commitment to provide clients with superior market-making and structuring capabilities," KGS-Alpha CEO Levent Kahraman said.
"KGS-Alpha continues to attract top talent that allows us to meet the evolving needs of our institutional customers," president Dan Goldman added.
KGS-Alpha is a New York-based, fixed-income broker dealer serving institutions with MBS, ABS and agency debt securities. It was established in May 2010 and has grown to a team of more than 50 professionals with offices in New York, Boca Raton, Chicago, and Reston.
The firm recently did a second round of financing that brings its total equity capital raised in the past six months to above $150 million.