FBR to Host Digital Media Thought Leaders Conference

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FBR & Co. (Nasdaq:FBRC) (FBR), a leading investment bank serving the middle market, will host its inaugural Digital Media Thought Leaders Conference at The Paley Center for Media in Manhattan on Thursday, October 9, 2014. In addition to one-on-one investor opportunities, the conference will include a series of thought-provoking panels and fireside chats. Consistent with FBR's proprietary research approach, known as The Debate TM, this conference will give investors the opportunity to participate in deep dive discussions around key debatable issues facing this sector.

The conference will feature seven panels and fireside chats, each highlighting a specific and topical theme presented by leaders in the respective field. The day will cover a variety of topics important to the media ecosystem including TV durability, the impact of multi-screen ratings and programmatic ad buying, the development of online video, online music licensing, and premium radio. Presenters will include executives from CBS, Liberty Media/Liberty Interactive, Lions Gate Entertainment, MAGNA GLOBAL, McKinsey & Company, Nielsen, RIAA, Sirius XM, and others.

"This conference highlights the depth of our coverage and industry relationships in the digital media sector. Our Media and Entertainment teams, lead by senior analysts Bill Bird and Barton Crockett, will provide investors with an invaluable look at this space through the eyes of some of the most influential leaders charting the future of the industry," said David Hilal, Senior Managing Director and Director of Research for FBR. "We look forward to a productive day and ongoing conversations around these important topics."

The conference will be held at the renowned Paley Center for Media, the world's foremost institution dedicated to collecting and preserving the best of media. The Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley and is dedicated to the discussion of cultural, creative and social significance of television, radio and emerging platforms and evolving media landscape.

Registration is required for attendance and is limited to FBR clients. For more information about this conference or to register, please visit www.fbr.com or email 1on1@fbr.com.

FBR & Co. (Nasdaq:FBRC) provides investment banking, merger and acquisition advisory, institutional brokerage, and research services through its subsidiary FBR Capital Markets & Co. FBR focuses capital and financial expertise on the following industry sectors: consumer; diversified industrials; energy & natural resources; financial institutions; healthcare; insurance; real estate; and technology, media & telecom. FBR is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area with offices throughout the United States. For more information, please visit www.fbr.com.

CONTACT: Investors: Bradley J. Wright at 703.312.9678 or bwright@fbr.com Media: Shannon Hawkins at 703.469.1190 or shawkins@fbr.com

Source:FBR & Co.