October 23, 2016 6:39 AM ET

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Company Overview of Wedbush Securities Inc.

Company Overview

Wedbush Securities Inc. provides securities brokerage and investment banking services. The firm offers mergers and acquisitions, valuation, leveraged and management buyouts, private placements, initial and secondary public equity offerings, fairness opinions, and strategic partnerships advisory services. Additionally, it provides security brokerage, retirement planning, personal banking, securities lending, margin landing, cash management, equity research, and insurance services. It caters to consumer products, financial services, healthcare, and technology sectors. Wedbush Securities Inc. was formerly known as Wedbush Morgan Securities Inc. and changed its name in 2009. The firm was founded...

1000 Wilshire Boulevard

Suite 900

Los Angeles, CA 90017-2457

United States

Founded in 1955





Key Executives for Wedbush Securities Inc.

Founder, Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 84
Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and Member of Executive Committee
Chief Administrative Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 59
Head of Sales, Senior Vice President and Head of Proprietary Trading Group Services
Head of Capital Markets, Executive Vice President and Member of Executive Management Committee
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Wedbush Securities Inc. Key Developments

Wedbush Securities Inc. and Lime Brokerage LLC Announce Clearing & Execution Partnership with CQG, Inc

Wedbush Securities and Lime Brokerage announced a new partnership with CQG, teaming up to offer both clearing and execution services across multiple asset classes. Wedbush will combine CQG's extensive execution platform with Lime's leading equity execution technology in order to provide clients with access to futures markets globally and domestic equity markets through one unified platform. Advanced clearing services will be provided by Wedbush for both asset classes.

Wedbush Securities Promotes Stephen Beiser as New Head of Sales Trading

Wedbush Securities announced the promotion of Stephen Beiser to Head of Sales Trading. Steve has been with the firm for almost five years, and prior to his new position, served as Managing Director, Equity Trading at Wedbush.

Carbylan Therapeutics, Inc., Kalvista Pharmaceuticals Ltd., and Wedbush Securities Inc. Announce Class Action Update

On September 26, 2016, a purported stockholder class action complaint was filed in the Superior Court of the State of California in and for the County of Alameda against Carbylan Therapeutics, Inc. (Carbylan), the members of the board of directors of Carbylan, as well as against KalVista Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (KalVista), Wedbush Securities Inc. (Wedbush) and certain unknown employees of Wedbush, entitled Laidlaw v. Carbylan Therapeutics, Inc., et al., Case No. RG16832665. The complaint alleges that the members of Carbylan's board of directors and/or Carbylan breached their fiduciary duties of care, good faith, loyalty and/or disclosure in connection with the Share Purchase Agreement, dated as of June 15, 2016, by and among Carbylan, KalVista, and the shareholders of KalVista, and that KalVista and Wedbush aided and abetted such breaches of fiduciary duties. The complaint seeks to enjoin and/or rescind any transaction with KalVista as well as certain other equitable relief, unspecified damages and attorneys' fees and costs.

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