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IFMI Announces 2015 Annual Meeting Date

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Institutional Financial Markets, Inc. (NYSE MKT:IFMI) ("IFMI"), a financial services firm specializing in credit-related fixed income investments, today announced that its 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the "Annual Meeting") will be held on Monday, December 21, 2015, at 10:00 a.m., local time, at the offices of Duane Morris LLP, located at 1540 Broadway, New York, New York 10036. Stockholders of record at the close of business on October 26, 2015 will be entitled to notice of, and to vote at, the Annual Meeting.

In accordance with Rule 14a-5(f) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), IFMI has determined that written notice of stockholder proposals made pursuant to Rule 14a-8 of the Exchange Act must be received by IFMI at its principal executive offices by the close of business on or before October 26, 2015 in order to be considered for inclusion in IFMI's proxy statement for the Annual Meeting. Further, IFMI's Bylaws provide that stockholder proposals not made pursuant to Rule 14a-8 of the Exchange Act must also be received by IFMI at its principal executive offices by the close of business on or before October 26, 2015 in order to be considered for inclusion in IFMI's proxy statement for the Annual Meeting.

All stockholder notices should be directed to the attention of IFMI's Secretary, at IFMI's principal executive offices at Cira Centre, 2929 Arch Street, 17th Floor, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104. Stockholder proposals must comply with IFMI's Bylaws and the rules of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission regarding the inclusion of stockholder proposals in proxy materials, and any such stockholder proposal may be omitted from IFMI's proxy statement for the Annual Meeting if not in compliance with applicable requirements.

About IFMI

IFMI is a financial services company specializing in credit-related fixed income investments. IFMI was founded in 1999 as an investment firm focused on small-cap banking institutions, but has grown to provide an expanding range of asset management, capital markets, and investment banking solutions to institutional investors and corporations. IFMI's operating segments are Principal Investing, Capital Markets, and Asset Management. The Principal Investing segment has historically been comprised of investments in IFMI sponsored investment vehicles, but has developed to encompass certain non-sponsored vehicles utilizing IFMI's expertise in structured products. The Capital Markets segment consists of credit-related fixed income sales, trading, and financing as well as new issue placements in corporate and securitized products and advisory services, operating primarily through IFMI's subsidiaries, J.V.B. Financial Group, LLC in the United States and Cohen & Company Financial Limited in Europe. The Asset Management segment manages assets through collateralized debt obligations, permanent capital vehicles, and managed accounts. As of September 30, 2015, IFMI managed approximately $4.0 billion in credit-related fixed income assets in a variety of asset classes including US trust preferred securities, European hybrid capital securities, and mortgage- and asset-backed securities. For more information, please visit www.IFMI.com.

CONTACT: Investors: Institutional Financial Markets, Inc. Joseph W. Pooler, Jr., 215-701-8952 Chief Financial Officer investorrelations@ifmi.com Media: Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher James Golden and Joe Berg, 212-355-4449 jgolden@joelefrank.com or jberg@joelefrank.comSource:Institutional Financial Markets