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Adds to Leadership Team, Forms Banks & Thrifts sector

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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

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

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
    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.

About Janney Montgomery Scott LLC

Janney provides advice to individual, corporate, and institutional
clients. Our expertise includes guidance about asset management,
corporate and public finance, equity and fixed income investing, equity
research, institutional equity and fixed income sales and trading,
investment strategy, financial planning, mergers and acquisitions,
public and private capital raising, portfolio management, retirement and
income planning, and wealth management. Janney is an independently
operated subsidiary of The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company and is a
member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, New York Stock
Exchange, and Securities Investor Protection Corporation. Additional
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Bradd DelMuto, Corporate Communications Manager
Janney Montgomery
Scott LLC
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