Rosenthal Collins Group (RGC) has appointed Brian Ager as president of the firm’s new institutional foreign exchange division in New York.
Ager joins from RJ O’Brien & Associates, where he had been senior director of New York FX sales and trading since 2011. Prior to this he had an earlier spell at RGC, working as the firm’s director of FX sales and trading between 2009 and 2011.
Before that, Ager was vice president, FX institutional sales for Citibank and for RBC Capital Markets, beginning in 2000. His FX career began in 1994 at AIG International, where he started on the spot FX desk and earned a promotion to the FX sales desk to manage the firm’s high priority clients. In 1998 he moved to the AIG head office in Greenwich, Connecticut, as assistant vice president of FX institutional sales.
RCG president Maureen Downs says: “We’re thrilled to welcome Brian to RCG in this important new role, where he will help us grow our footprint in New York and expand the breadth of our product offering with an institutional FX presence. Brian has a terrific track record of building a global client base, executing all types of FX products and managing major client accounts, and he’ll bring that expertise to bear on our behalf. Over time, he will recruit a team of talented, experienced institutional FX professionals to support our growth in this sector.”
Ager adds: “I’m absolutely delighted to join RCG to lead the entirely new operation of the institutional FX division. As a market maker and price distributor, we’ll be utilising the best technology to deliver solutions to our clients that help them manage price risk and market volatility. I’m looking forward to establishing a team of talented sales professionals that not only provides high-level service to our clients, but also treats our liquidity providers and business partners with the utmost respect.”