December 01, 2009

M.R. Beal & Company has hired Michael Parker as vice president of equity trading to spearhead the firm's expansion into international equity trading.

Parker will oversee the international trading operation with 24-hour access to equity exchanges in Europe and Asia. He will also focus on domestic equity sales and trading.

In a statement, Keith McGregory, senior vice president of equity sales and trading at M.R. Beal & Company, said, "We're excited to offer our clients access to equity markets all over the world and Michael is a proven specialist in this area. With the ability to reach liquidity centers and exchanges worldwide on a real-time basis, we are now be able to meet additional client demands and further grow our equity sales and trading platform."

Parker will be based in the firm's Chicago office and will report to McGregory. Previously Parker was a senior equity trader at M. Ramsey King Securities and Melvin Securities.