New York, NY – January 4, 2023 – Dinosaur Financial Group (“Dinosaur”), a New York based institutional brokerage firm, today announced the appointment of Kirk Sauer to Managing Director, Emerging Markets. Kirk will lead the organization’s heightened focus on emerging markets across asset classes: fixed income, currencies, and commodities, supporting institutional clients in global trading, risk management and merchant banking.
“As interest rate spread compression in the last five plus years drove investors further afield in search of enticing yields, Emerging and Frontier Markets became more palatable,” noted Managing Director Kirk Sauer. “The recent global focus on this space has created a knowledgeable investor base, unprecedented Foreign Direct Investment, and market-based investments. Current widening rates and falling cash prices on bonds with relatively high coupons make this space even more interesting. Given the growing focus on emerging financial markets, particularly in relation to the Russia/Ukraine conflict and Emerging Africa, I look forward to synchronizing and scaling Dinosaur’s global presence.”
“Kirk Sauer’s decades of expertise enables us to strengthen our team’s commitment to this evolving opportunity set,” commented Executive Vice President Javier Perez-Santalla.
Prior to joining Dinosaur, Kirk Sauer accumulated two decades of Emerging Markets experience with financial services firms, particularly focused on Central East Europe, Middle East, and Africa (“CEEMEA”). He built operations in the UK and US, led several strategic initiatives, and expanded relationships with clients, counterparties, and regulators around the world, beginning in 1999 as Director CEEMEA Sales and Trading for Seidel & Shaw where he spent 8 years, followed by 14 years at Global Credit Partners in the US and UK.
Founded in 2001, Dinosaur Group Holdings LLC, based in New York, NY, is the parent company of FINRA-regulated institutional brokerage firm Dinosaur Financial Group, LLC, FCA-regulated Dinosaur Merchant Bank Limited, and SEC-registered investment firm DCM Advisors, LLC. Deploying a team of approximately 150 professionals, the organization and its affiliates provide global brokerage, financing and advisory expertise/insights for equities, fixed income, commodities, and derivatives, as well as investment management. Clients and counterparties spanning six continents are primarily institutions, family offices, asset managers, hedge funds, banks, dealers, and corporations. Dinosaur takes pride in the business’ stable management, strong compliance, solid operations, and diverse talent.