Jefferies, a major global securities and investment banking firm, has bolstered its business in New York with the appointment of Jared Weisfeld as Managing Director and Technology Sector Specialist.
Weisfeld joined Jefferies earlier in February from Samantha Greenberg’s hedge fund Margate Capital, where he most recently served as a partner and technology sector head. Prior to this, he was an associate portfolio manager at Balyasny Asset Management where he helped manage a $1 billion technology long/short equity portfolio. He also previously worked as an analyst at Steve Cohen’s SAC Capital, his LinkedIn profile shows.
From 2006 to 2010, Weisfeld worked as a technology, media, and telecommunications analyst investing at R6 Capital and Eton Park Capital Management.
Weisfeld originally began his career in 2005 as an investment banking analyst at Credit Suisse. He holds a B.S. in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University.
A slew of new appointments at the FX unit
The New York-based bank has recently bolstered its foreign exchange business in Europe with the hire of Rob Malin and Dan Hart in London’s e-FX sales.
Malin joined FastMatch from Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, where he had been head of eFX sales for the EMEA region since March 2014. He led the build-out of ANZ’s product for the region and has worked in eFX sales for nearly ten years. Previously, Malin ran an eFX sales team out of Zurich for UBS.
Jefferies Foreign Exchange group offers clients the ability to trade through traditional voice broking methods through its FX centers in New York, London, and Singapore, as well as through flexible e-commerce solutions.
The new hires follow a slew of executive appointments at the electronic foreign exchange unit of Jefferies. The company committed to increasing its investment in the space after on-boarding Bryan Seegers from ADS Securities in 2017.