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Maxim Group LLC Expands Regional and Community Bank Group With the Appointment of a Balance Sheet Strategist

NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Maxim Group LLC, a leading full service investment banking, securities and wealth management firm, today announced the expansion of its Regional and Community Bank Group with the appointment of James Rhodes, CFA as a Senior Vice President and Balance Sheet Strategist.

The Regional & Community Banking Group was established in June 2015 to provide a comprehensive suite of specialized services, including Investment Banking, Equity & Debt Capital Markets, Equity Research, Balance Sheet Management, and Fixed Income Sales & Trading to the regional and community banking sector.

"Jim has an impressive ability to combine quantitative and qualitative fixed income and balance sheet analysis and will greatly improve the capabilities of our Regional & Community Bank Group. We are confident that Jim’s diverse background and experience will enable him to make significant contributions to our Capital Markets Platform,” said Jacob Eisen, Managing Director of Maxim Group’s Regional and Community Bank Group.

Mr. Rhodes has over 15 years of financial services industry experience, including roles directing interest rate and structured products strategy effort at UBS, CSFB and Prudential Securities. He also headed the commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS) effort at Countrywide Securities, and the agency debt strategy effort at ABN AMRO. Mr. Rhodes earned a BS from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, an MS/MBA from the Stern School at New York University, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

About Maxim Group LLC

Maxim Group LLC is a leading full-service investment banking, securities and wealth management firm headquartered in New York. The Firm provides a full array of financial services including investment banking; private wealth management; and global institutional equity, fixed income and derivative sales & trading, equity research and prime brokerage services to a diverse range of corporate clients, institutional investors and high net worth individuals. Maxim Group is a registered broker-dealer with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB), and is a member of the following: Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Securities Insurance Protection Corporation (SIPC), NASDAQ Stock Market and NYSE Arca, Inc. To learn more about Maxim Group, visit www.maximgrp.com.

For further information please contact: John J. Garrity Chief Marketing Officer 212.895.3624 jgarrity@maximgrp.com Jacob Eisen Director - Regional and Community Bank Group 212.895.3639 jeisen@maximgrp.com

Source:Maxim Group LLC