Janney has expanded its Capital Markets Group as a result of its acquisition of FIG Partners LLC, the leading investment banking and research firm specializing in community banks.

PHILADELPHIA – Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, a leading full-service wealth management, capital markets, and asset management firm, has expanded its Capital Markets Group as a result of its acquisition of FIG Partners LLC, the leading investment banking and research firm specializing in community banks. The acquisition was announced in March 2019 and closed in April 2019.

As a result of the integration of FIG Partners, Janney’s Capital Markets leadership team now includes executives from FIG Partners, and its Financial Institutions Group has been expanded to include a Banks & Thrifts sector.

“With our leadership team today, the addition of all FIG Partners associates to Janney, and the expansion of our Financial Institutions Group to include banks and thrifts expertise, we have set the stage for continued growth by enhancing our capabilities for clients and investors,” said Joseph Culley, Head of the Capital Markets Group. “Janney is now poised to deliver unmatched investment banking and research solutions that encompass the entire financial services ecosystem.”

The additions to Janney’s Capital Markets leadership team include:

  • Geoff Hodgson, most recently FIG Partners CEO and Co-Founder, has been named Janney’s Head of Equities and Investment Banking with oversight of institutional equity sales, trading, and research; as well as equity capital markets and investment banking.
  • Matthew Veneri, formerly FIG’s Co-Head of Investment Banking, has been named Co-Head of Investment Banking, alongside Cliff Booth, who has led Janney’s Investment Banking Group for four years. Mr. Veneri has more than 20 years of investment banking experience.
  • Greg Gersack, formerly FIG’s Co-Head of Investment Banking, has been named Head of Equity Capital Markets. Mr. Gersack has more than 30 years of experience in community banking.
  • Christopher Marinac has been named Janney’s Director of Research, the role he previously held at FIG Partners. Mr. Marinac has more than 27 years of experience and was a Co-Founder of FIG Partners. Dan Wantrobski has been named Associate Director of Research and remains Janney’s Technical Strategist.

“We’re honored to join Janney’s Capital Markets Group,” said Mr. Hodgson. “Over the last several months, we all have been working closely with our new business partners at Janney and I am confident that together we will help clients raise more capital, issue more debt, advise on more deals, and offer more research and insight to investors.”

Janney’s Banks & Thrifts team covers more than 125 small and mid-size banks, and the equity trading team serves as market maker for more than 800 community bank stocks.

In addition to banks and thrifts, Janney’s Financial Institutions Group provides research coverage and banking services for clients in Specialty Finance, Consumer Finance, Business Development Corporations (BDCs), and Insurance. The Financial Institutions Group now has the resources and expertise to offer insight across both regulated and unregulated financial institutions.

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