European subsidiary to play important role in global expansion
Leading fixed income house, FIIG Securities Limited, has announced the opening of its first offshore subsidiary in Europe following substantial growth and demand for international fixed income and high yield investments in Australia.
The new European hub, FIIG International Limited, is based in Malta (EU) and allows the FIIG Group to seamlessly operate business across Europe. By doing business in Malta, European investors now have more direct access to the Australian corporate bond market.
Commenting on FIIG's greater offshore expansion plans, Managing Director of FIIG Securities, Jim Stening said: "The European subsidiary will allow us to more effectively reach our counterparties based in Europe.
"This latest announcement also provides us with the opportunity to introduce European investors to the evolving Australian corporate bond market. Our new European presence is a natural progression of the strong growth in Australia and is the initial stage in establishing a global footprint for the group".
Peter Sorensen appointed as new CEO of FIIG International
Senior global financial markets executive Peter Sorensen will be the Chief Executive Officer of FIIG International Limited. Mr Sorensen has over three decades of experience across global financial services businesses.
"Peter brings strong experience and relationships within the European market to FIIG International. We look forward to the opportunities and further growth he and the new subsidiary will bring to our investors, our issuers and to our brand," said Mr Stening.
Speaking about his new appointment, Peter Sorensen said: "There is a great opportunity in Europe for FIIG to engage alternative sources of demand and supply for its client base. Malta will provide us with a strong base in the European Union with access to experienced staff as well as a stringently regulated operating system."
Over the last 20 years, FIIG Securities has been at the forefront of the development of the Australian Corporate Bond market, servicing Institutional, Corporate and high net worth investors in Australia and providing them access to the benefits of fixed income investments with strong and consistent returns.
FIIG Securities Limited, which is licensed by the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC), is Australia's largest specialist fixed-income house.
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