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Wedbush Securities Announces Kirsten Fraunces and Ian Winer as Co-Heads of Equities Division

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wedbush Securities, one of the nation's leading financial services providers, is pleased to announce the promotions of Kirsten Fraunces and Ian Winer as Co-Heads of its Equities Division. In their new roles, both Kirsten and Ian will oversee all facets of the Wedbush Equities Division and will report directly to Gary Wedbush, Executive Vice President, Capital Markets Group, at Wedbush.

Kirsten joined Wedbush in Equity Research Sales in 2002 and became a Director of Equity Sales in 2012. Furthermore, Ian joined Wedbush as Director of Equity Trading in 2012. Their complimentary skill sets and shared vision will accelerate the firm's growth and reaffirm its commitment to exceptional client service as Wedbush continues to further its organizational progress and development.

"Over the past 13 years, it has been remarkable to be a part of the growth of the Equities team. I am thrilled to help lead the division to the next level, with a focus on deepening client partnerships while building out our dedicated team of investment professionals," states Kirsten. Ian emphasizes, "It is an incredible honor to have the opportunity to take Wedbush into the next era of our growth story. We are going to strive to be the best partner for our clients and an invaluable resource in their investment process."

Furthermore, Sheri Kaiserman, former Head of Equities, has been named Managing Director and Head of the new Advanced Securities Division at Wedbush. "Sheri is a proven business leader with an exemplary track record of building a division from the ground up during her tenure at Wedbush. Her strong passion for innovation and intrinsic forward thinking nature make her uniquely capable of success in building our new division," states Gary Wedbush.

Wedbush Capital Markets Group offers a wide range of products and services to institutional and corporate clients through its Equities, Investment Banking, and Fixed Income Divisions. Wedbush encompasses the largest Equities platform based on the West Coast, covering more than 300 stocks. Its award-winning Equities Research team provides in-depth analysis, while its Sales and Trading Group utilizes the primary research resources to deliver superior information flow and investment ideas to small, mid, and large cap clients. Furthermore, Capital Markets' Advanced Securities Division provides research, investment banking, trading, and fund management focused on digital currencies and contracts, companies in the block-chain industry, and other pre-IPO private high-growth companies.

About Wedbush Securities

Since our founding in 1955, Wedbush has been a leader in the financial industry providing our clients with a wide range of services; including retail and institutional sales, clearing services, equity research, corporate and municipal finance, equity market making, fixed income trading, and wealth management. Headquartered in Los Angeles, with over 100 registered offices, the firm focuses on dedicated service, client financial safety, continuity, and advanced technology. Wedbush Securities is the largest subsidiary of holding company WEDBUSH, Inc., which also includes affiliated firms Wedbush Asset Management, Wedbush Capital Partners, Wedbush Opportunity Partners, and Lime Brokerage LLC.

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CONTACT: Teny Josephbek 213-688-8057 publicrelations@wedbush.comSource:Wedbush Securities