Heatley joins Paul Tanner, Head of Oppenheimer’s European Fixed Income Sales, and together they will co-head the Fixed Income business in Europe. They will report to Max Lami, Chief Executive Officer of Oppenheimer Europe, and Robert S. Lowenthal, Senior Managing Director, Global Head of Fixed Income.
Heatley has over 20 years’ experience as a global markets trader, with expertise in trading securities of corporate and sovereign issuers in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA). He has also had exposure to trading bonds, equities and derivatives from Latin America and Asia.
Tanner commented: 'Lance adds tremendous experience in bond trading, with a particular focus on emerging markets, and will allow us to better serve our clients in Europe'.
'Lance is a transformational leader who is reuniting at Oppenheimer with several of his former colleagues from Jefferies and Bear Stearns. We are very excited about the expansion of our capabilities in Europe, as they will be immediately accretive to our Global Fixed Income business', said Robert S. Lowenthal, Senior Managing Director, Global Head of Fixed Income.
Heatley joins Oppenheimer from Mitsubishi UFJ Securities, where he had a senior role on the emerging markets fixed income desk, focusing on Eastern Europe, Russia and Turkey. Prior to that, he held a number of senior positions in fixed income and credit trading at Jefferies and Bear Stearns, focusing on CEEMEA and emerging markets. Previously, Lance worked in equity derivatives trading at Merrill Lynch, before moving to Smith Barney, where he began his emerging markets focus.
Max Lami, Chief Executive Officer of Oppenheimer Europe, said: 'We are delighted to add yet another senior professional to our team. Lance is a welcome addition to the business and will provide both trading expertise and business leadership. We have continued to expand over the last few years during difficult market conditions, and we are committed to strengthening our capabilities to provide our clients with outstanding service across Fixed Income, Equities and Corporate Finance'.
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