SOURCE: KGS-Alpha Capital Markets

October 04, 2010 08:30 ET

KGS-Alpha Capital Markets Expands New York City and Regional Presence

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 4, 2010) -  KGS-Alpha Capital Markets, L.P., a New York-based fixed income broker-dealer that focuses on mortgage-backedasset-backed and agency debt securities, announced today that it has added three new regional sales offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Reston, Virginia and Chicago, Illinois.

"We are expanding our national sales force in key markets and building on an already strong platform of industry expertise and execution skills," said President Dan Goldman. "We are building a relationship-driven franchise to meet the evolving needs of our clients." 

With a team of 40 professionals, the firm continues to attract leading talent; Brian Bowes joined the firm recently to head non-agency mortgage trading, and Lenny Blasucci will trade commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and asset-backed securities (ABS). Both new hires bring 20 years' expertise in mortgage trading and will report directly to CEO Levent Kahraman. "KGS-Alpha is well positioned to provide outstanding market-making and structuring capabilities to our institutional clients, and there is much interest in the firm," said Levent.

To accommodate its current and future growth, KGS-Alpha Capital Markets is also establishing new headquarters at 850 Third Avenue in New York City, which will provide state-of-the-art technology to support the firm's developing operations.

About KGS-Alpha Capital Markets

Founders CEO Levent Kahraman and President Dan Goldman bring a wealth of industry experience to KGS-Alpha Capital Markets. Levent started his trading career and spent eight years at Salomon Brothers, after which he spent five years at Barclays Capital building the industry-leading structured agency MBS business. Dan Goldman was with Salomon Brothers/Citicorp for 25 years as head of North American fixed income sales and co-head of US rates. For more information about KGS-Alpha, visit www.kgsalpha.com.

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