NEW YORK – April 26, 2016 – Seabury Capital (“Seabury”), a leading global advisory and professional services firm, announced today the formation of Seabury Global Markets (“SGM”) which will conduct fintech product and solution sales, marketing and distribution within the international financial markets. SGM is part of a subsidiary of Seabury, Seabury Capital (“SeaCap”) which owns and operates specialty finance companies providing innovative cross-border financing.
“The creation of Seabury Global Markets further strengthens our focus and consolidates our firm’s capabilities to deliver the advanced tools and services as part of our specialty finance companies,” said John E. Luth, Seabury Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Today’s announcement bolsters the capabilities of our SeaCap operations and further extends our firm’s reach and offerings to companies operating in the financial services industry.”
SGM will be led by Rob Fleschler as President and Chief Executive Officer. Fleschler, who previously served as Senior Advisor to Seabury Asset Management, will report to Margaret Chan, Chief Executive Officer, Seabury Asset Management and Global Head of Specialists Funds and Financial Solutions. Fleschler has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry with a background in cash, futures and options sales & trading, day-to-day management of global institutional sales teams, and building electronic execution businesses and distribution capabilities. During his career, Fleschler also held sales, trading and management positions in the U.S. and abroad, including at JP Morgan, UBS, Lehman Brothers, and Goldman Sachs. He was also involved with software startups, electronic brokers and execution venues, most recently Hotspot, a subsidiary of Bats Global Markets.
“Rob provides leadership through an incredible depth of financial industry experience and on-target insights that will help drive SGM’s investment and acquisition strategy and will build on and deliver innovative financial technology offerings,” said Margaret Chan, Chief Executive Officer, Seabury Asset Management and Global Head of Specialists Funds and Financial Solutions.
“Today’s global electronic trading solutions are simultaneously more specialized and more interconnected than ever before. Clients are seeking solutions that are sympathetic to local customization requirements, while delivering the ability to seamlessly string together various ecosystems that are not always natural partners,” commented Rob Fleschler, Seabury Global Markets President and Chief Executive Officer. “Through SGM, we will leverage Seabury’s extensive global network to incubate new ideas and deliver innovative product solutions, while looking for additional opportunities in the fintech space.”
ABOUT SEABURY GROUP
Seabury Capital LLC is a global firm founded in 1995 with two principal groups, Seabury Advisory Group LLC (“SAG”) and Seabury Capital LLC (“SeaCap”). SAG is a global advisory practice with professionals on five continents and more than 15 countries covering Aviation, Aerospace & Defense, Financial Services, Government Services, Logistics, Maritime, Transportation and related industries. SAG has partnered with more than 300 clients located in more than 50 countries on more than 1,200 engagements to solve complex challenges requiring consulting, investment banking, restructuring and/or information technology solutions.
SeaCap owns and operates a number of specialty finance companies providing innovative cross-border financing for equipment and trade receivables as well as insurance-backed auto service and financial obligations. SeaCap recently launched a merchant banking business to take minority equity positions in, and to provide debt financing to, middle market companies. SeaCap also owns software companies providing enterprise solutions to airlines, aerospace companies and provides a range of electronic trading solutions to buy-side and sell-side firms in foreign exchange and precious metals. www.seaburygroup.com