Cantor Fitzgerald Europe (CFE) has hired Mark Photiades as director of equity research covering the general retail sector from its office in London.
Photiades, who has covered the UK retail sector for more than a decade, has worked at a number of brokerages including Canaccord Genuity, N+1 Singer and Landsbanki, having begun his career in 2004 at Bridgewell.
In his new role, Photiades will focus on CFE’s extensive range of general retail companies, leading the coverage across names in the sector including ASOS, SuperGroup, JD Sports Fashion, Laura Ashley, Victoria and Dunelm.
“We are delighted to welcome someone of Mark’s experience and calibre to Cantor Fitzgerald Europe,” said Angelo Sofocleous, Chief Executive Officer at CFE. “General retail is an important focus for us and Mark’s deep understanding of the sector and the companies within it will prove to be a great asset to both our corporate clients and CFE’s wider business as we continue to develop our broad research capabilities and client base in this sector.”
Photiades added: “CFE has a global footprint, a wide and growing client base and an increasingly high profile across Europe. It’s an exciting time to be joining the business and I’m looking forward to working with CFE’s research team and corporate clients in the months and years ahead.”