MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wunderlich, a leading full-service investment firm headquartered in Memphis, is pleased to announce several recent additions to its Fixed Income Capital Markets division, including:
Cham Crabtree, Institutional Sales, Memphis, TN
Mike Davis, Institutional Sales, San Francisco, CA
Brian Doolittle, MBS & TBA Collateral Trading, Los Angeles, CA
Kevin P. Doyle, MBS & Mortgage Loan Trading, Los Angeles, CA
Scott Fisher, Institutional Sales, Memphis, TN
Jeff Gross, Institutional Sales, New York, NY
John E. Houlihan, Institutional Sales, St. Charles, IL
Turner Ipsen, Institutional Sales, Little Rock, AR
Cliff Messer, Institutional Sales, Memphis, TN
Mark Ray, Institutional Sales, Little Rock, AR
Jim Tait, CMBS Trading, Memphis, TN
Under the direction of Fixed Income Capital Markets co-heads S.J. Guzzo (sales and strategies) and Peter Harrison (trading operations), the division has been selectively adding to its sales and trading teams and refining the services offered to its mid-market institutional clients since acquiring Banc of Manhattan Capital's mortgage-trading operation in 2014.
"Recent market conditions coupled with the firm's strategically driven growth over the past ten months have put Wunderlich in an exceptional position to take advantage of a market turnaround," said Guzzo. "We are very pleased to have added these well-respected industry veterans to our team and are confident they will help the firm become an even more meaningful provider to institutional clients while also enhancing our national distribution capabilities."
The eleven newly-hired professionals have an average of 21 years of industry experience. Crabtree, Fisher, Houlihan, Messer and Tait were most recently associated with Oppenheimer. Davis comes to Wunderlich from Russell Investments; Doolittle from Auriga Securities; Doyle from 12th Street Capital; Gross from Merrill Lynch; and, Ipsen and Ray from Bank of Oklahoma.
Guzzo noted that continued growth of the institutional fixed income sales team through key hires will be a focus in the new year. The division currently employs 57 professionals in sales, trading, strategies and support services.
About Fixed Income Capital Markets
Wunderlich's Fixed Income Capital Markets division, established in 2004, provides a broad array of investment, trading, analytic and underwriting services to a diverse client base, including financial institutions, insurance companies, money managers, municipalities and corporate entities. The Fundamental Broker Inter-Dealer division is a valued provider of dealer-to-dealer "voice" brokerage services to the institutional dealer community, including many top tier investment banks.
About Wunderlich Securities
Established in 1996, Wunderlich provides individuals, corporations and institutional clients with wealth management, equity research and investment banking services, and fixed income sales and trading. Wunderlich, headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, has 31 offices in 17 states and more than 500 associated professionals. Additional information is available at www.wunderlichsecurities.com.
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