Knight Capital Group said that Knight Libertas U.K. appointed Ronald E. Thompson, Jr. as
managing director and global head of ABS strategy effective Nov. 30.
Thompson was formerly at Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) where he spent eight years, most recently as global head of ABS strategy in Stamford and London. Before RBS, he had research and strategy roles with Citigroup and Salomon Brothers and banking and research
roles in several other institutions.
Thompson's research on ABS and CDOs has also appeared in several books, including the Handbook of Bank Loans, Handbook of Structured Financial Products, Guide to Mortgage and Asset Backed
Securities, and Reserve Management Trends. Thompson, who is based in the London office, can be reached at +44 (0)20 7997 2163 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Ron brings considerable experience to our securitized products effort in the U.S. and Europe and
broadens the services we provide to our institutional structured securities clients,” said Ronak
Khichadia, managing director, global head of ABS/MBS sales and trading. “We intend to further
leverage our intellectual capital to enhance the products and services we deliver to clients as Ron
helps us build out our ABS/MBS strategy and analytics platform to support sales and trading. We
are growing our platform globally to meet the opportunities, and strategy will play a key role in
helping us expand our franchise across the structured markets.”
“I am pleased to join Knight Libertas and look forward to working with the team to build a strong
ABS/MBS platform," Thompson said. "Knight Libertas already boasts extensive research and strategy capabilities in other fixed income arenas, namely high yield and emerging markets. The ABS/MBS sales and trading groups in the U.S. and Europe have quickly established themselves as core trading counterparties, and they intend to add to that strength with a build out in analytics and strategy,”
Knight Libertas is an institutional fixed-income broker-dealer offering trade execution and fundamental investment research across a broad range of fixed-income securities. These include ABS/MBS. The firm also provides secondary market liquidity and credit-based analysis for high grade and high yield bonds, bank loans, emerging market credit and sovereigns as well as and capital markets services for corporate issuers.
Knight Libertas U.K. is a division of Knight Capital Europe, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Knight Capital Group.