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I.A. Englander hires Fredrick Scuteri as COO of its Prime Services division

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Israel A. Englander & Co. LLC (IAE) is pleased to announce the hiring of Fredrick Scuteri as Chief Operating Officer of its Prime Services division. Scuteri, a 17-year industry veteran, joins Brett Yarkon as co-heads of the firm’s rapidly expanding business unit. Both report to President & CEO Stephen Tobias, who founded the firm in 1977. “We are extremely excited to bring in a person with Fred’s vast experience and deep industry knowledge,” said Tobias. “As we continue to expand our capabilities, Fred will be growing our product offering and streamline the operational workflow.”

“I am thrilled to join an organization with such a deep history & successful entrepreneurial spirit as IAE, said Mr. Scuteri. “I look forward to helping the firm continue its growth with a new focus on this business line.”

Launched 3 years ago, Englander’s IPS division provides customized boutique, value added services to small & mid-size hedge funds. Its core offering includes multi prime data aggregation technology, real time portfolio management systems, low latency/fully transparent execution platform, portfolio hedging/ strategy advisory, and a high touch service model. The platform is customizable to fit the needs of the end client.

Mr. Scuteri was most recently Managing Director & Global Head of Hedge Fund Strategy Group at Thomson Reuters for prior two years. In that role, he was responsible for developing and maintaining the firm’s core propositions for Hedge Funds and other Alternative Investment participants. Prior to that, Scuteri served as COO and Head of Prime Brokerage Services for Cuttone & Company where he was responsible for the launch & development of Cuttone Global Prime Solutions, as well as oversight of the firm’s entire operational infrastructure.

About Israel A. Englander & Co. LLC

Israel A. Englander & Co. is a leading independent derivatives brokerage for institutional clients throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. The firm was founded in 1977 as a partnership on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and a floor brokerage “boutique.” Today, IAE’s core options execution business represents a significant share of the daily traded contracts on the AMEX and the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE). The firm was also one of the first independent floor brokers on the all-electronic International Securities Exchange (ISE).

The Prime Services business was started in late 2009 to cater to the sub $200M hedge fund demographic that was and remains poorly underserved. IAE maintains offices in midtown New York and has a branch office in Santa Monica, California.

I. A. Englander is a FINRA and SIPC member.

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