Cantor Fitzgerald Europe, a leading global financial services firm, has announced the continued growth of its European credit fixed income sales and trading business with the appointment of Sara Simmons and Per Mortensen as Managing Directors based in London.

Ms. Simmons will focus on sales for Investment Grade, Emerging Markets, High Yield and bank capital products in Benelux, Austria and Switzerland, while Mr. Mortensen will focus on sales of Investment Grade and High Yield products in Scandinavia and Germany.

Shawn P. Matthews, CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co, said: "We are pleased and excited to welcome Sara and Per, two highly respected and connected professionals to the team. Their deep product knowledge and expertise demonstrates our commitment to attracting the brightest talent and continued goal of building our global distribution platform in London. With an established presence on both sides of the Atlantic, Cantor is well positioned to provide clients with local expertise and unique perspective on the credit market."

Ms. Simmons joins Cantor from Mizuho Financial Group, where she served as Director of European Credit Sales for the Benelux region. Before that, she served as Head of European Secondary Loan Trading and Sales at J.P. Morgan. Ms. Simmons holds a B.A. in Economics from Cambridge University.

Mr. Mortensen joins Cantor from Piper Jaffray Ltd., where he served as principal and Head of Fixed Income Sales in London. He previously worked in fixed income sales at SEB in London. Mr. Mortensen received a B.A. from Syddansk University and an M.B.A. from Copenhagen Business School.