Sterne Agee Announces Formation of New Emerging Markets Group The addition will expand Sterne Agee's Fixed Income Business PR Newswire NEW YORK, Aug. 15, 2013 NEW YORK, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Sterne, Agee & Leach, Inc., one of the oldest and largest privately-owned investment banking and brokerage firms in the country, is proud to announce the formation of an Emerging Markets Group (EM) with the addition of four senior professionals, all of whom previously worked together. Mario Rappoport, Harry Wool, Mike Santiago and David Cortes bring more than 40 years of experience in sales and trading of EM fixed income products around the world. The team will be based in Sterne Agee's New York office. "The addition of the EM team is just the most recent example of the Firm's commitment to expanding our Fixed Income business via product development and enhanced distribution capabilities," Brant McDuffie, Head of Fixed Income Rates Division. "We are thrilled to have this group on board; their industry knowledge and expertise will be a great advantage for Sterne Agee." Mario Rappoport, Managing Director of Trading, spent time at Bear Stearns and Jefferies where he was responsible for trading and selling EM products. His particular focus is in Latin America and Eastern Europe. Harry Wool, Managing Director of Trading, spent time at Miller Tabak where he started the EM debt group with focus in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia markets. Mike Santiago, Senior Vice President of Sales, started the EM group at Jefferies. He held numerous Senior-level emerging-markets sales roles at Wachovia Sec, Prudential Sec. and Lehman Brothers. David Cortes, Senior Vice President of Sales, previously held positions at various Brazilian institutions, such as Banco BTG Pactual and Banco Itau, trading and selling Brazilian EM debt to institutional clients around the world. About Sterne Agee Founded in 1901, Birmingham, Alabama-based Sterne Agee is one of the oldest and largest privately-owned investment banks in the nation. The firm offers comprehensive financial services to a diverse client base, including corporations, municipalities and high-net worth individuals. Through its family of wholly-owned subsidiaries, Sterne Agee custodies over $21 billion in client assets, and has more than 1,500 employees in 59 offices across 22 states. The Sterne Agee family of companies has prospered for more than 100 years by always putting client interests first and consistently delivering excellent financial services. Sterne Agee is the trade name used by Sterne Agee Group, Inc. and affiliates, including Sterne, Agee & Leach, Inc., member of NYSE, FINRA and SIPC. Visit www.sterneagee.com. Contact: Peggy Thompson Strategic Marketing 205.949.3538 firstname.lastname@example.org SOURCE Sterne, Agee & Leach, Inc. Website: http://www.sterneagee.com
Sterne Agee Announces Formation of New Emerging Markets Group
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