Wunderlich Expands into Consumer Services With Two New Research Analysts

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wunderlich Securities, Inc. ("Wunderlich"), a leading full-service investment bank, announced it has hired Eric Beder and Danielle M. McCoy as equity research analysts covering the specialty retail/footwear/apparel sectors in Wunderlich Securities' Research Department. "These two analysts will add breadth and depth to our Consumer Services sector," said Jay Dobson, Head of Equity Capital Markets and Director of Research at Wunderlich Securities.

Mr. Beder joins Wunderlich as a Managing Director covering retail and apparel sectors. He is a three-time Wall Street Journal Best on the Street honors winner for the Specialty Retail category in 2007 and the Clothing and Accessories category in 2010 and 2013. From 2007-2010, he placed #2 in the Best Brokerage Analysts for the Apparel Sector by Forbes. He was also ranked as Financial Times & Starmine's #1 Analyst in registering Industry Excess Returns for the Textile, Apparel & Luxury Goods Segment in 2010 and #2 in 2011.Eric brings more than a decade of experience in publishing on the Retail/Consumer sector, working at Brean Capital, LLC, JB Hanauer & Co, Independent Research Group of Northeast Securities, Ladenburg Thalmann and HD Brous & Co., Inc. Mr. Beder received his BS from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his MBA from the Walter A Haas School of Business at The University of California-Berkeley.

Danielle McCoy is a Vice President and Senior Equity Research Analyst covering the footwear and apparel sectors. Prior to joining Wunderlich, she covered this sector at Brean Capital LLC. Ms. McCoy has extensive experience in retail services as she was strategic in the US launch of the Uniqlo brand. She began her career in visual coordinating and merchandising for retailers including H&M, Bloomingdale's and Fortunoff. She is a Magna Cum Laude graduate from Baruch College in New York City where she earned a BBA in Finance and Investments. She is also a graduate of the Fashion Institute in Los Angeles, CA.

"We are thrilled to welcome these experienced analysts to Wunderlich," said Gary Wunderlich, CEO of Wunderlich. "As we continue to build our institutional equity and investment banking capabilities, we see the consumer and business services sectors as being one of our firm's top priorities. They complement well the group of Consumer and Business Services Investment Bankers that joined our firm in June."

About Wunderlich Securities

Established in 1996 in Memphis, TN, Wunderlich Securities is a full-service investment bank committed to providing a comprehensive range of professional services and products to meet the needs of corporations and institutions as well as individual investors. Wunderlich recently closed an equity investment of approximately $40 million led by Altamont Capital Partners. Wunderlich offers investment banking, financial advisory, brokerage, and equity research. The firm has over $8 billion in assets under management and operates in 30 offices across 16 states with more than 500 professionals. For more information visit www.wunderlichsecurities.com.

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