Garden City, NY (PRWEB) July 21, 2014
Concept Capital Markets, LLC is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Brett Yarkon and Henry (Harry) Shillingford. Brett and Harry are both seasoned prime brokerage professionals who bring their own skill sets to the firm, will complement the firm's team, and extend its reach in the market place.
Brett Yarkon joined Concept Capital as Managing Director – Managed Accounts, Prime Services and Capital Introduction. Brett comes to the firm as part of the previously announced transition of the MA&PS platform from I.A. Englander & Co. to Concept. With the account transitions almost complete, Brett will now work with the Concept team, utilizing the firm’s technology platform and investment manager relationships to further develop the firm's reach into the institutional allocator space. At I.A. Englander Brett served as Managing Director - Head of Risk Management, and oversaw the firm’s operations as well as many client relationships. Prior to Englander, Brett was at Guggenheim Advisors, a Fund of Funds operating a managed account platform. As a Senior Vice President, Brett worked in the risk management group analyzing and managing the risk in the underlying hedge fund portfolios as well as the overall Fund of Funds. Brett performed various functions including market risk, hedge fund due diligence, and asset allocation, concentrating on Equity Long Short, Event Driven, Volatility Arbitrage, and Multi Strategy funds. Brett was part of the group that built out a robust risk reporting infrastructure that was cutting edge for its time and still in use today. He spent almost 7 years with the firm, helping it grow from $500 million AUM to more than $3 billion. Earlier in his career, Brett spent more than two years at Bear Stearns in the management training program. Brett is located in our New York City office and can be reached at byarkon(at)conceptcapital(dot)com or 646-840-5413.
Harry Shillingford joined Concept Capital as Senior Vice President – Prime Brokerage Sales. Harry comes to the firm following more than seven years in prime services and brings with him significant experience in developing and serving client relationships, providing business consulting services to newly launched hedge fund firms, and coordinating capital introduction events. Prior to joining Concept Capital, Harry worked at Lazard Capital Markets since 2010, where he served as Senior Vice President, Prime Services, and Royal Bank of Canada from 2007-2010, where he served as Vice President, Global Prime Services. Earlier in his career, Harry worked in equity sales and trading at Carlin Financial Group and E*Trade Securities. Harry is located in our New York City office and can be reached at hshillingford(at)conceptcapital(dot)com or 212-419-3977.
“We are pleased to welcome our new colleagues to Concept Capital and excited for the opportunity to introduce our firm and its capabilities to them and their client relationships”, said Jack Seibald, co-founder and Managing Member. “We believe the Concept team is uniquely equipped to understand and anticipate our clients’ needs and preferences because of our diverse set of experiences and skill sets that include launching and managing hedge funds, trading on a variety of execution and order management systems, clearing and settling trades at multiple clearing firms, providing operational and technology support to wide ranging investment strategies, utilizing portfolio reporting technologies, implementing compliance procedures, and raising capital. Through continued investment in technology and talented individuals, we continue to deliver the tools and support services that enhance our clients’ ability to manage their businesses and free them to focus on their core competencies”, he continued.
About Concept Capital Markets, LLC:
Concept Capital offers a comprehensive suite of brokerage and related services that provide traditional and alternative investment managers with solutions that are customizable and scalable. The firm was built by former investment managers to serve hedge fund managers, managed account platforms, institutional investors, family offices, and registered investment advisors with turn-key solutions designed to free its clients to focus on their core competencies. Our offering features world-class custody and clearing options, multi asset class capabilities, leading execution and order management systems, a seasoned execution desk, a range of financing options, a highly professional operations and customer support team, comprehensive portfolio reporting capabilities, and capital introduction. Concept Capital Markets, LLC is headquartered in Garden City, New York and operates offices in New York City and Purchase, NY, Greenwich, CT, El Segundo and Santa Monica, CA, Atlanta, GA, and Boca Raton, FL. The firm is registered as a Broker Dealer and Investment Adviser with the SEC, and is a member of FINRA, NFA, and SIPC. For additional information, visit http://www.conceptcapital.com.