ICAP hires Bradley Critchell to head Secondary Markets Group

New York, 20 January 2011 – ICAP Plc (IAP.L), the world’s premier interdealer broker, has hired Bradley Critchell to lead its Secondary Markets Group, which helps private equity limited partners sell their limited partnership interests. 

Doug Rhoten, Chief Executive Officer of ICAP Americas, said: “The secondary markets continue to grow and evolve and provide interesting investing opportunities.  Bradley is very well-known and respected in this space and will be a big asset for ICAP as we grow our secondary markets business.” 

The Secondary Markets Group’s target customers are limited partners in private equity funds, including foundations, university endowments, public and private pension funds, family offices and other institutional investors.  The group is based in ICAP’s Jersey City, New Jersey offices.

“I’m very happy to be at ICAP and heading up the Secondary Markets Group.  We have a great team in place and are eager to build this business,” said Bradley Critchell.

Mr. Critchell has over 12 years of relevant experience and comes to ICAP from Cogent Partners, a leading secondary private equity intermediary, where he advised sellers of limited partnership interests in some of the most important transactions in the secondary private equity market.  Before Cogent, Bradley spent a decade in financial institutions investment banking, primarily with Credit Suisse and its predecessor firms, including Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.  Bradley has spoken on the secondary private equity market in a number of forums, and he holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and a B.A. (magna cum laude) from Brown University.

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About ICAP
ICAP is the world’s premier interdealer broker and provider of post trade risk and information services. The Group matches buyers and sellers in the wholesale markets in interest rates, credit, commodities, foreign exchange, emerging markets, equities and equity derivatives through voice and electronic networks.  ICAP plc was added to the FTSE 100 Index on 30 June 2006. For more information go to www.icap.com.