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Piper Jaffray Significantly Expands Research, Sales and Trading Coverage in Financial Services Sector

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Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE:PJC) , a leading investment bank and asset management firm, recently announced its full-scale entry into the financial services sector. The firm’s financial institutions group (FIG) will encompass partners in sales and trading, equity research, fixed income and investment banking-all focused exclusively on financials coverage.

“Financial institutions are invariably the lifeblood and mainstay of our global economy. We remain focused on significantly growing our FIG footprint across multiple geographies and business lines for the sole purpose of our clients’ success,” said Andrew Duff, Piper Jaffray chairman and chief executive officer.

“Our new team now represents some of the highest caliber talent covering the industry and we are excited to leverage this expertise on behalf of our clients,” said Jeff Klinefelter, Piper Jaffray global head of equities. “We look forward to continue expanding our FIG effort and being the partner of choice in this important sector.”

Piper Jaffray recently added four equity sales and trading professionals and eight senior research analysts dedicated to the FIG space with a combined 184 years’ industry experience:

FIG Equity Sales and Trading

  • Adam Aspes – Managing Director, Head of FIG Equity Sales (Atlanta, GA)
  • Jacob Morton – Managing Director, Sales Trader (New York)
  • Adam Panzer – Principal, Equity Sales (New York)
  • Anthony Duplisea – Institutional Sales Associate (New York)

FIG Equity Research

  • Matthew Breese – Sr. Research Analyst, Northeast Banks (Boston, MA)
  • Matthew Clark – Sr. Research Analyst, West Coast Banks (New York)
  • Daniel Farrell – Sr. Research Analyst, Property and Casualty Insurance (New York)
  • Peyton Green – Sr. Research Analyst, Southeast Banks (Nashville, TN)
  • Matthew Kelley – Sr. Research Analyst, Northeast Banks (Portland, ME)
  • John Nadel – Sr. Research Analyst, Life Insurance (New York)
  • Brett Rabatin – Sr. Research Analyst, Texas and West Coast Banks (Nashville, TN)
  • Jason Weyeneth – Sr. Research Analyst, Asset Managers and Alternative Investments (New York)

The research analysts will join Mike Grondahl and Jason Deleeuw to cover more than 200 companies in multiple sub-sectors across the FIG spectrum over the next couple of quarters.

These changes follow Piper Jaffray’s fixed income division’s continued expansion into the financial services sector. In 2014, the firm made significant additions to its FIG fixed income strategy, analytics, sales and trading teams, as well as established strategic partnerships with industry-leading organizations to further leverage offerings for financial institutions clients.

About Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE:PJC) is an investment bank and asset management firm headquartered in Minneapolis with offices across the U.S. and in London, Hong Kong* and Zurich. Securities brokerage and investment banking services are offered in the United States through Piper Jaffray & Co., member NYSE and SIPC, and in Europe through Piper Jaffray Ltd., authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Asset management products and services are offered through three separate investment advisory affiliates registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission: Advisory Research Inc., Piper Jaffray Investment Management LLC and PJC Capital Partners LLC.

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