Matthew Walton, BSCM's director of fixed income strategies, is from bond giant Wachovia Securities, where he served as senior vice president.
Ratte says the hiring process at BSCM was tricky, because he sought high-caliber individuals would stay for the duration, due to their local ties.
Ratte says BSCM has added $330 million in assets under management, since the expansion began officially in January 2002.
Capacity should increase by 80% over the next two decades from just over 300 Bscm in 2012.
Of the 112 Bscm of capacity considered, contracts are in place for about 90 Bscm by 2020.
For example, Sabine Pass has 16 Bscm of its capacity in portfolio contracts, with the remaining capacity contracted out to the United Kingdom, India and Korea.
Exports out of North America are projected to exceed 87 Bscm by 2021.
The largest market is Japan, importing up to 47 Bscm from North America in 2035.
Based on current projects, 78 Bscm are expected to be exported by 2035--giving a load factor of 88%.