Faisal Mian co-founded Liquidity in January 2009. Faisal has worked in the finance industry since 1996. Before establishing Liquidity, Faisal headed the EM Credit Trading desks at Lehman Brothers and Morgan Stanley. At Lehman, Faisal built a top tier credit trading franchise and was responsible for managing risk across the regions. He has traded bonds and derivatives originating from Latin America, Eastern Europe, Asia, Middle East and other geographies. Faisal was instrumental in building a market leading client franchise at each firm he has worked at. His client relationships include global portfolio managers and the dealer community. He was also involved in driving the origination effort at Lehman and Morgan Stanley and has pitched transactions to sovereign clients ranging from Chile and Philippines to Turkey and Seychelles to corporate issuers such as Gazprom, Ras Laffan, Kazkommerts Bank and Pemex. Previous to his trading role, Faisal was a research analyst covering telecoms, utilities, banks and sovereign credits. Faisal graduated from Hampshire College with a B.A. Degree in Economics. He holds Master of Business Administration and Master of International Relations Degrees from Columbia University (1996).
Jonathan Hinton co-founded Liquidity in January 2009. Jon started his career in the finance industry in 1986. Prior to Liquidity, he was the head of Emerging Markets Trading at ICAP Plc where he managed one of the largest EM broker teams and established a market leading franchise. During his 12 years at ICAP, Jon led the successful integration of cash and CDS trading under one umbrella, in a pioneering move for the street. He also oversaw the introduction of the electronic trading platform to ICAP client base. From 1990 to 1995 Jon worked on a High Grade Credit desk at Cantor Fitzgerald and was also involved in setting up the French Franc Eurobonds desk. Previously Jon was at Morgan Stanley where he worked on the High Grade Trading desk that he joined from the middle office team.
Dan Mullineaux joined Liquidity Finance in July 2013, to head the firm’s US operations. Prior to this, Dan was Managing Director, Global Head of Emerging Market Debt at Knight Capital Group (2009-2013). He built and managed a global team of sales, trading and research professionals focused on agency trading of emerging market debt products. Previously Dan was Managing Director, Head of Emerging Markets Distribution for US and Latin America at UBS AG (2001–2009), where he managed a sales force specialising in selling emerging market debt to US and Latin American clients, including external cash bonds, CDS, local fixed income, rates and FX. Dan also worked as Senior Emerging Markets sales person at Chase Manhattan Bank as well as Portfolio Manager in Emerging Markets Fixed Income at Goldman Sachs Asset Management. He has a B.S. Finance Degree from Syracuse University and a Master of Business Administration Degree from New York University – Stern School of Business (1999).
Robert MacDonald joined Liquidity Finance in the US in July 2013. In his prior role, Robert was Managing Director and Head of Latin America Credit Trading at Goldman Sachs (2008-2013). He was responsible for the flow trading business comprising of hard currency sovereign and corporate bonds, index and single name CDS. Robert managed a team of seven market makers focused on providing liquidity and insight to global institutional clients. From 2004 to 2008, Robert headed Emerging Markets Credit Trading desk at JPM / Chase, where his remit extended to cash bonds, credit derivatives and repo trading. He started his career with JPM / Chase’s predecessor Manufacturer Hanover in 1991, having moved into a trading role in 1994.
Chris Luth joined Liquidity Finance in July 2013. Chris started his career in the finance industry in 1995 and has solely focused on Emerging Market debt since then. Prior to Liquidity, Chris was a Managing Director at Knight Capital responsible for Emerging Market credit research and generating trade ideas. He also worked at Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Dresdner Bank and ABN Amro originating, structuring and syndicating new issue bonds from Emerging Market issuers in Asia, EEMEA and Latin America. Chris also has seven years of buy-side experience at a credit hedge fund where he managed a portfolio of public and private debt from Emerging Market borrowers. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics with honors from Colgate University.
Chris Collins joined Liquidity Finance in December 2013. Chris started his career in the finance industry in 1987. He spent his first 10 years at Barclays, where he helped set up the successful Illiquid Credit Trading business in London. In 1998, Chris joined the Proprietary Credit Trading desk at BNP in London, transferring to Japan in 1999. After the BNP/Paribas merger, Chris was appointed Head for Japanese Credit Trading, moving to Hong Kong in 2003 to become Head of Trading of the Asian and Japanese Credit Trading businesses. From 2005 to 2013, Chris was Head of Japanese and Australian Bond Trading at HSBC. Chris has extensive global client relationships. He has been voted a top 10 ranked Asian trader by the Asset Magazine and has been highly commended in the Eleonora Emerging Markets Survey.
Nirannjan Khiani joined Liquidity Finance in January 2015 as head of the firm’s Dubai operations. Nirannjan has 15+ years of experience in fixed income sales, investment advisory and portfolio management functions. Prior to Liquidity, he was an Executive Director at National Bank of Abu Dhabi (2013-2014), heading up the secondary flow business and responsible for building the bank’s fixed income franchise focusing on the Middle East credits. Prior to that, Nirannjan worked for Arqaam Capital Limited (2008 – 2013) in the DIFC where he was a senior member of the fixed income institutional sales team. Mr Khiani also worked with ASK Raymond James (ASK Investment Managers) (2004 – 2007) and was part of a team responsible for HNWI, Corporate and Institutional sales across GCC. He has also worked with Kotak Group in India where he was involved in investment advisory and managing portfolios of High Net Worth individuals. Mr Khiani has an MBA degree in Finance and Marketing from University of Pune.
Svetlana Sanschagrin joined Liquidity Finance in April 2014 as Chief Operating Officer. In her COO role, Svetlana oversees Liquidity’s operational, legal and HR processes and supports the Management Committee for strategy implementation. She is also the firm’s UK Compliance Officer and Finance Officer of Liquidity’s Dubai operations. Prior to Liquidity, Svetlana worked in the COO team at Barclays supporting the bank’s EMEA Credit Sales & Trading business. She has nearly 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, including Emerging Markets Sales, Trading, Credit Research and Client Strategy roles at Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers and Evolution Securities (now part of Investec). Svetlana holds an MBA degree from Dartmouth College. She is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (‘CISI’).