R. Seelaus & Co., LLC is pleased to announce the hire of two Managing Directors, Shannon Siwinski and Rohit Thapliyal to augment the firm’s growing money markets business
Chatham, NJ – July 31st 2023 - R. Seelaus & Co., LLC (“Seelaus”), a women-owned, full-service broker-dealer, is pleased to announce the hire of two Managing Directors, Shannon Siwinski and Rohit Thapliyal to augment the firm’s growing money markets business. Shannon will focus on the expansion of Seelaus’s commercial paper business while Rohit is tasked with growing the firm’s footprint in Medium-Term Notes.
Shannon is joining from Bank of America where she served as a senior trader on their Short-Term Fixed Income desk. Her vast network of active front-end issuers and clients will be immediately accretive to the firm. “I am so excited to have the opportunity to step into this role at Seelaus, a firm committed to the growth of their commercial paper business” said Siwinski. “This is a unique opportunity to step onto a smaller platform while continuing to connect with some of the largest counterparties in the marketplace.”
Prior to joining Seelaus, Rohit was head of the MTN origination and trading business at Citigroup, building it into one of the top franchises on the street. “My plan is to leverage Seelaus's extensive institutional investor and capital markets connections to accelerate the growth of the US MTN market and make it a more viable alternative to the traditional benchmark market for investors in short term credit paper" said Thapliyal.
“Rohit’s business is one that is truly complementary to a number of initiatives we have going on at the firm,” added COO Ben Seelaus “and we are very excited to be adding a professional of his caliber and to be able to offer our institutional and retail investors alike more product offerings.”
“Our goal here at Seelaus is to continue to stay true to our mission as a women-owned and women-led business while hiring talent that can help us ensure we will always be a ‘value add’ counterparty to our clients in the marketplace” said CEO Annie Seelaus. “There are days in our firm’s growth that always stand out to me as markers of our progress and any day where we can simultaneously announce two hires like this is certainly one of them.”
About R. Seelaus & Co., Inc.
R. Seelaus & Co., Inc. was founded in 1984 by Richard Seelaus, originally as a municipal bond broker-dealer. The firm has since become a certified women's business enterprise ("WBE") and has grown into a full-service financial firm that is mission driven in its commitment to creating more opportunities for women in the financial services. R. Seelaus & Co., Inc. and its subsidiaries offer investment advisory, asset management, capital markets, brokerage, fixed income and equity trading, institutional sales, leveraged finance and insurance services. The R. Seelaus & Co., LLC subsidiary is a broker dealer registered with the SEC and member of FINRA, and the subsidiary Seelaus Asset Management, LLC, is an SEC Registered Investment Advisor ("RIA"). With various fixed income trading desks and more than seventy professionals, both entities serve individuals, families, public and private companies, non-profit organizations, and institutional investors. The firm has offices in New Jersey, Connecticut, Illinois, and Massachusets. For more information about R. Seelaus & Co., and its subsidiaries visit www.rseelaus.com