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FIG Partners expands equity trading and research teams

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FIG Partners, an investment banking and research firms, has appointed two senior investment professionals, market maker Jeff McMurray and equity research analyst Jake Civiello.

McMurray, who was named Equity Trader and is based in Philadelphia, will serve as a market maker in 500 community and regional bank and thrift stocks. Civiello, who was named Research Analyst and is based in Portland, Maine, will join FIG’s equity research team, which covers more than 125 community banks across the US.

The appointments follow FIG’s acquisition by Janney Montgomery Scott, which closed on 30 April, and furthers Janney’s strategic objective to support and expand the FIG team.

FIG CEO Geoffrey Hodgson, says: “A key advantage in becoming part of Janney is the opportunity to attract highly talented professionals who can accelerate the growth of our business. Jeff McMurray and Jake Civiello are exceptional investment professionals whose experience and expertise further deepens the team at Janney and FIG. Jeff and Jake are passionate about helping community banks achieve their strategic objectives, and both have long track records of success.”

Before FIG, McMurray worked for Boenning & Scattergood, Inc and a predecessor firm for 19 years. At Boenning & Scattergood, he was a market maker in more than 265 NASDAQ and OTC bank and thrift stocks. McMurray earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Studies from Stockton University in New Jersey. He has series 7, 55, and 63 securities licenses.

Prior to FIG, Civiello worked for RBC Capital Markets for 14 years. At RBC, he was lead analyst and covered commercial banks and thrifts on the East Coast. Earlier in his career, Civiello worked for TD Banknorth Group. He has been recognised as a top stock picker by the Financial Times and Starmine. Civiello earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Colby College in Math and holds series 7, 86, and 87 securities licenses.

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