SOURCE: KGS-Alpha Capital Markets

March 28, 2011 09:30 ET

Mark Noble and Jim Tymeck Join KGS-Alpha to Expand Trading Platform

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 28, 2011) - KGS-Alpha Capital Markets, L.P. is pleased to announce that Mark Noble has joined the firm as Head of Structured Corporate and Agency Debt and Jim Tymeck as the new Head of the Finance Desk. 

Mark joins KGS-Alpha from MF Global, where he was Head of Agency Debt. Previously, he was a Director at Barclays Capital for Callable Agencies and Bullet Debt and Senior Vice President at Lehman Brothers for Callable Agencies and Structured Products. Mark was also Vice President at Morgan Keegan for Agency Syndicates. Mark graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. 

Jim brings over 22 years of funding and trading experience to the firm. Prior to joining KGS-Alpha, Jim was Managing Director and Head of Structured Repo Trading at Citigroup, as well as Managing Director for Macro Proprietary Trading at Bank of America. Jim is a graduate of St. John's University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.

KGS-Alpha CEO Levent Kahraman said: "The appointment of these two seasoned professionals underlines our continuing commitment to provide clients with superior market-making and structuring capabilities."

President Dan Goldman added: "KGS-Alpha continues to attract top talent that allows us to meet the evolving needs of our institutional customers."

KGS-Alpha is a New York-based, fixed income broker dealer that serves institutions with mortgage-backed, asset-backed and agency debt securities. KGS-Alpha was established in May 2010 and has grown to a team of over 50 professionals with offices in New York, Boca Raton, Chicago, and Reston.

KGS-Alpha recently announced a second round of financing that brings total equity capital raised in the past six months to over $150 million. 

About KGS-Alpha Capital Markets, L.P.

Co-founders CEO Levent Kahraman and President Dan Goldman bring a wealth of industry experience to KGS-Alpha Capital Markets, L.P. Levent Kahraman started his trading career at Salomon Brothers where he worked for eight years prior to joining Barclays Capital where he devoted five years to building a leading-edge mortgage-backed securities business. Dan Goldman was with Salomon Brothers/Citigroup 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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