|Wunderlich Hires S.J. Guzzo as Co-Head of Fixed Income Capital Markets|
MEMPHIS, TN, Sept. 22, 2014 -- Wunderlich, a leading full-service investment firm headquartered in Memphis, today announced the addition of S.J. Guzzo as co-head of the firm’s Fixed Income Capital Markets (FICM) division. Guzzo will be responsible for institutional sales and client strategies, while Peter Harrison, who joined Wunderlich in April, will serve as co-head over FICM trading operations. Brian Cushman, senior managing director, will focus his efforts on leadership of the firm’s Fundamental Broker Inter-Dealer division.
“With the addition of S.J., Wunderlich has assembled one of the most talented fixed income leadership teams in the industry. Their combined experience will help us continue to grow and build an even more robust institutional sales and trading platform,” said Gary Wunderlich, CEO of Wunderlich Securities.
“I am delighted to join the Wunderlich family at such an exciting time for the firm. Our fixed income platform and distribution network are well positioned to fuel significant growth in the future as we continue to strengthen our team of experienced middle-market sales and trading professionals,” said Guzzo.
Guzzo brings more than 20 years of industry experience, most recently serving as national sales manager of Fixed Income Capital Markets at Stifel. He was previously Head of Fixed Income Strategies with Raymond James, and earlier held positions in both research and sales with Morgan Keegan and Banc One Capital Markets.
The Fixed Income Capital Markets division, established in 2004, has rapidly expanded over the past ten years. Earlier this year, 25 mortgage industry veterans from Banc of Manhattan, including Harrison, joined the firm. The addition of MBS and whole loan sales and trading capabilities further enhanced the broad array of investment, trading, analytic and underwriting services that Wunderlich provides to a diverse client base, including financial institutions, insurance companies, money managers, municipalities and corporate entities. The Fundamental Broker Inter-Dealer division offers dealer-to-dealer “voice” brokerage services to the institutional dealer community, including many top tier investment banks.
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