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280 CapMarkets® Expands into Midwest, Opening Chicago Office with Agency Desk
[March 19, 2019]

280 CapMarkets® Expands into Midwest, Opening Chicago Office with Agency Desk

CHICAGO, March 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- 280 CapMarkets® continues its growth trajectory as part of its mission to serve registered investment advisors (RIAs) who invest in individual bonds. The firm has opened a new office in Chicago which includes a dedicated U.S. Government Agency desk.

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"Our expansion into the Midwest, and the acceleration of the adoption, usage, and engagement of our BondNav® technology, demonstrate the need in the marketplace we are filling for not only municipal bonds, but also investment-grade and high-yield corporate bonds, and other taxable products," said Gurinder Ahluwalia, Co-Founder and CEO of 280 CapMarkets. "Our growth is key to carrying out our mission to give advisors and investors across the country the clarity, confidence, and technology they need to make better fixed-income investment decisions." 

"280 CapMarkets continues to deliver superior access and execution. While BondNav allows us to easily compare bonds to the universe of offerings and institutional pricing, the trading team behind the technology consistently delivers best-in-class execution," said Mike Galanowsky, Senior Portfolio Manager at One Capital Management. "280 CapMarkets is without a doubt a key partner for us in delivering fixed-income products and capabilities to our clients."

280 CapMarkets has augmented its new office in Chicago with two fixed-income industry experts:

  • David Monks recently joined 280 CapMarkets as Head of Government Agency Trading. Mr. Monks has more than 28 years of fixed-income trading and underwriting experience, and spent over 18 years working at Stifel Nicolaus, where he was instrumental in building the agency desk into a significant regional player. Mr. Monks was head of the Stifel Nicolaus agency desk, and the firm' lead agency underwriter, for more than 10 years.
  • Pete Buinauskas joins the firm as Director, Institutional Sales. Mr. Buinauskas has more than 25 years of experience specializing in rates and mortgage-backed securities sales. He was most recently Senior Vice President at BB&T Capital Markets, and prior to that, worked for R.W. Baird and RBC.

In addition, 280 CapMarkets welcomes Matthew Duffy as Head of Institutional Credit Sales in its New York office. Mr. Duffy most recently spent seven years specializing in investment-grade and high-yield credit as Senior Vice President of Institutional Sales at BB&T Capital Markets. Prior to BB&T, Mr. Duffy was Vice President of Institutional Sales at Wall Street Access, where he played a key role in building the firm's fixed-income trading and sales desks. Earlier in his career, Mr. Duffy was part of the institutional sales teams at Bank of New York, Piper Jaffray, and Mellon Securities. 

"Having had an opportunity to participate in the building of applications and technology, I see where the markets are moving and the technology-enabled servicing of clients is what I feel 280 CapMarkets' vision and growth is all about," said Matthew Duffy, Head of Institutional Credit Sales at 280 CapMarkets.

"David, Pete, and Matt possess the experience, leadership, and in-depth knowledge to help us continue to level the fixed-income playing field," said Alex Buchler, Co-Head of Institutional Sales for 280 CapMarkets. "They share our commitment to delivering broad, seamless access and best execution support as part of a full-service bond platform, and we look forward to working with them."

About 280 CapMarkets
280 CapMarkets

Our BondNav® platform helps independent advisors level the playing field by providing access to a deep and rich selection of bonds from multiple market sources, along with the tools and information to help advisors select the bonds for their clients. Behind BondNav® is an experienced, high-touch, and full-service capital markets team that can serve as a conflict-free extension of an advisor's practice. Our capital market's team contributes market insight, portfolio review, and pre-trade best execution support. We employ the combined efforts of our advisor liaison, institutional sales, and market-making trading desks to ensure independent advisors have an advocate on their side of the table.

Headquartered in San Francisco, with additional offices in New York, Seattle, and Los Angeles County, we enable independent RIAs and wealth managers to build stronger practices and serve their clients' fixed income needs. Securities are offered through 280 Securities LLC, a member of FINRA/SIPC. For more information visit and follow @280capmarkets.

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