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FBR Announces Carter W. Driscoll, CFA Joins Equity Research Team Focused on Alternative Energy

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FBR & Co. (Nasdaq:FBRC) (FBR), a leading investment bank serving the middle market, announced that Carter W. Driscoll has joined its equity research group. Mr. Driscoll will be based in the firm's New York office and be a part of its Energy and Natural Resources team, with a specific focus on alternative energy. The FBR Energy Research team now includes seven publishing analysts spanning oil and gas E&P, metals and mining, oilfield services, alternative energy, midstream and upstream MLPs, and energy policy.

"With its rapid pace of technological innovation and its ability to have a transformative impact on our economy and our environment, alternative energy provides our investors with tremendous opportunities. FBR is a recognized thought leader in this sector and Carter's experience and insights will help our clients navigate this ever-changing landscape," said FBR's Director of Research and Senior Managing Director, David Hilal. "Carter's perspective will be a valuable addition for our clients as we continue to deliver actionable ideas in this sector."

Mr. Driscoll brings two decades of experience in equity research, with the last six focused on alternative energy and clean technologies. Mr. Driscoll earned a Bachelor of Arts from Hamilton College and an M.B.A. from the University of Rochester. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

FBR & Co. (Nasdaq:FBRC) provides investment banking, merger and acquisition advisory, institutional brokerage, and research services through its subsidiaries FBR Capital Markets & Co. and MLV & Co. FBR focuses capital and financial expertise on the following industry sectors: consumer; energy & natural resources; financial institutions; healthcare; industrials; 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.

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Source:FBR & Co.