Michael Schmidt to Join Guggenheim Securities as Biotech Analyst

NEW YORK, March 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Guggenheim Securities, the investment banking and capital markets division of Guggenheim Partners, announced today that Michael Schmidt, Ph.D. will join the firm in June as a Senior Analyst and Senior Managing Director in a planned expansion of the firm’s Healthcare Research team. Dr. Schmidt will focus on the coverage of Biotech companies, working closely with our growing therapeutics team.

Dr. Schmidt will join Guggenheim from LEERINK Partners, where he has been an equity research analyst since 2009 and was named runner-up in the 2017 Institutional Investor All-America Research Survey in the Biotech/Mid- & Small-Cap category. Previous to joining LEERINK in 2009, he was a healthcare analyst and consultant for Susquehanna International Group’s private equity team. Dr. Schmidt was a research fellow at Harvard University previous to his work at Susquehanna.

“We are excited to have Michael join our growing healthcare equity research team,” said Stefano Natella, Director of Equity Research. “He represents an important next step in our plan to invest substantially in our research capabilities, particularly in the healthcare sector. We look forward to his continued success at Guggenheim.”

Michael Schmidt received his Ph.D. and M.Sc. from the University of Stuttgart in biochemistry and molecular genetics, respectively.

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