Sterne Agee Hires Veteran Capital Markets Banker Scott Studwell

  Sterne Agee Hires Veteran Capital Markets Banker Scott Studwell

    Accomplished FIG professional joins growing financial firm as head of
                          origination and syndicate

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- May 2, 2014

Sterne Agee, one of the oldest and largest privately owned financial services
firms in the country, today announced the hiring of Scott Studwell as senior
managing director and head of equity capital markets origination and

Studwell will be responsible for expanding Sterne Agee’s capital raising
capabilities, with an initial focus on depositories and financial
institutions. For the last eight years, he was with Keefe, Bruyette and Woods
(KBW), most recently as managing director and head of U.S. capital markets.
Prior to KBW, he served as vice president at Bear Stearns & Co.

“Scott brings tremendous experience to the firm and has demonstrated strong
leadership skills,” said Ryan Medo, executive managing director of equity
capital markets at Sterne Agee. “Hiring Scott was a strategic maneuver
designed to raise our equity capital markets’ profile and take our firm to the
next level.”

Studwell is the latest addition to several accomplished investment bankers
Sterne Agee has hired. The company has more than doubled the number of senior
investment bankers companywide and is continuing to experience significant
growth in its equity capital markets business.

“I couldn’t be more excited to have joined the Sterne Agee team,” said
Studwell. “The firm has built a tremendous reputation over the years by
serving as a valuable partner to our clients. I am committed to helping Sterne
Agee further expand its presence and capabilities in the equity capital
markets business. Our team is comprised of very skilled professionals focused
on delivering great service and building on past success. The timing couldn’t
be better, from my vantage point.”


Founded in 1901, Birmingham, Alabama-based Sterne Agee is one of the oldest
and largest privately owned financial services firms in the nation. The firm
offers comprehensive financial services to a diverse client base, including
corporations, municipalities and individual investors Through its family of
wholly owned subsidiaries, Sterne Agee custodies over $23 billion in client
assets, and employs more than 1,600 financial professionals in 70 offices
across 20 states. Sterne Agee is the trade name used by certain affiliates of
Sterne Agee Group, Inc., including Sterne, Agee & Leach, Inc., member of NYSE,
FINRA and SIPC. For more information, visit


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