Cantor appoints De Ville as MD of European debt capital

 Martin De Ville will join bond broker Cantor Fitzgerald as part of its private debt structuring team to execute leveraged private lending in Europe.

Cantor Fitzgerald has appointed ex-UBS securitised assets trader Martin De Ville as managing director of its European debt capital business. It is believed that De Ville, who will be based in London, will also be taking on some responsibilities of former head of European leveraged capital markets Mike Johnson.

Last week, Johnson left Cantor to join Alcentra as a managing director and head of UK direct lending. De Ville will now be responsible for sourcing assets and structuring deals through Cantor’s UK funds. 

DeVille will predominantly be focusing on European prime residential mortgage-backed securities and consumer and sterling fixed-rate asset-backed securities, a Cantor spokeswoman told Private Debt Investor. 

The bond broker has been hiring across different regions for its debt, real estate and private equity teams this month, and is anticipating a further expansion with at least four new senior hires in the coming months.

Early this month, Cantor also bolstered its fixed-income sales and trading team with the hire of two ex-Merill Lynch traders John Livingston and Michael Miller. Elsewhere, Cantor appointed Chris Milner as head of investment management, to lead the execution and formation of real estate debt, equity and capital instruments, reporting to Anthony Orso, chief executive of CCRE.