Clear Street appoints Cowen alumnus as managing director of prime services

Incoming managing director brings 14 years’ worth of prime brokerage and hedge fund experience to Clear Street, having previously served at Cowen, Global Prime Partners and BNP Paribas.

By Wesley Bray

Capital markets infrastructure provider Clear Street has appointed Colin Bridges as managing director, head of prime services.

Bridges joins the firm from Cowen where he spent the last six years, most recently as director, prime brokerage sales and prior to that, as vice president, prime brokerage sales.

Before joining Cowen, Bridges spent nearly three years at Global Prime Partners in a hedge fund sales role.

He also spent five years at BNP Paribas, most recently serving in an equity financing, prime services sales and onboarding role.

“After 6 great years at Cowen, I am excited to share that I’ve just started as managing director at Clear Street, helping them to build their London business,” said Bridges in a social media post announcing his appointment.

Founded in 2018 by industry leaders, Clear Street is an independent, non-bank prime broker which aims to tackle legacy technology within the industry through the introduction of improved infrastructure across capital markets.

The firm has revealed plans to expand and offer its products internationally.

“Colin joins us after 14 years in the prime brokerage and hedge fund industry, and will be instrumental in expanding Clear Street’s offering into the UK,” said Clear Street in a social media post.