AMP Capital has established a Chicago-based dealing desk to manage the company’s real-time trade execution in equities and fixed income in Europe and the Americas.
In conjunction with the establishment of its Chicago-based dealing desk, AMP Capital has appointed Eric Cadogan and Mike Bhatia as Equities Dealer and Fixed Income Dealer respectively, based in the Chicago office.
AMP Capital Chief Investment Officer David Kiddie said the establishment of a trade execution platform in the US allows AMP Capital to provide superior market access and insights to clients.
“We are committed to providing the best execution to our clients and to source the most timely market information as possible. The new dealing desk will enhance our access to market insights and also enable us to further leverage our global presence across AMP Capital’s investment teams,” Mr Kiddie said.
“These appointments reflect the growth in AMP Capital’s global client base and demonstrate our ongoing commitment to strengthening our capability to better serve our clients’ needs.”
Eric Cadogan has over 10 years’ experience working at real estate investment management firm Heitman. Mr Cadogan’s dealing coverage will include global real estate investment trusts, global infrastructure and global resources in the Americas, UK and Europe. He will report to AMP Capital’s Global Head of Equities Dealing and Exposure Management Joe Kassel.
Mike Bhatia joins AMP Capital from Aragon Global Management where he was a dealer since 2005. In his new role Mr Bhatia will be responsible for fixed income, derivatives and foreign exchange execution. He will report to AMP Capital’s Head of Dealing Fixed Income Andrew Scott.
Mr Cadogan and Mr Bhatia will work closely with the investment management teams in Chicago and Sydney and will be supported by the equities and fixed income dealing teams in Sydney.
Mr Cadogan commenced dealing from the Chicago office this week and Mr Bhatia will commence dealing in December.
AMP Capital’s Chicago office is now comprised of eight investment professionals across equities and fixed income.