August 02, 2011

Auerbach Grayson, a New York-based brokerage that specializes in global trade execution and local research for U.S. institutional investors, announced that it has launched a global fixed income and sales trading platform for frontier and emerging markets.

The firm has appointed Tim Slaughter, a former JP Morgan executive, to lead the initiative as managing director. Prior to joining Auerbach Grayson, Slaughter served as managing director head of fixed income distribution at Cowen and Company where he was responsible for building and implementing a fixed income platform focused on U.S. high yield and high grade corporate debt. Slaughter has nearly 20 years of experience in the fixed income sales and trading marketplace and previously served as a senior trader at UBS, J.P. Morgan and Merrill Lynch.

"Tim's broad competence with fixed income on a global level expands the scope of Auerbach Grayson's unique presence in worldwide markets," said Jonathan Auerbach, managing director and co-founder of Auerbach Grayson. "His specific focus on the emerging and frontier markets fixed-income opportunities is critical, as this area has been overlooked and under-covered as a sector of the global market until now." Auerbach Grayson has exclusive partnerships with brokers in nearly 130 developed, emerging and frontier equity markets globally.

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