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March 29, 2015 12:57 PM ET

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Company Overview of Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Limited

Company Overview

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Limited is an investment banking and security brokerage firm that offers research, equity sales and trading, fixed income, asset management, and loan portfolio sales services. The firm provides mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance advisory services. It serves banking and insurance sectors, broker and dealers, mortgage banks, asset management companies, and specialty finance firms. The firm was founded in 2003 and is based in London, United Kingdom. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Limited operates as a subsidiary of KBW Inc.

One Broadgate

7th Floor

London,  EC2M 2QS

United Kingdom

Founded in 2002


44 20 7663 5400

Key Executives for Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Limited

Chairman of KBW and Chief Executive Officer of KBW
Age: 50
Co-Head of Global Investment Banking, Executive Vice President and Member of The Board of Directors
Age: 57
Head of Equity Sales
Age: 54
Head of Equity Trading
Head of European Investment Banking
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Limited Key Developments

George Karamanos Rejoins Keefe, Bruyette & Woods as Managing Director and Head of European Bank Equity Research Team

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (KBW) announced that George Karamanos has rejoined KBW as Managing Director and Head of its European Bank Equity Research Team. Most recently, Dr. Karamanos worked at Redburn Partners, where he was head of the banks research team, with direct coverage of large capitalization Spanish and French banks. In addition, he was also in charge of strategy product for the banks team. Prior to that, he was a generalist global analyst on the European fund at Lansdowne Partners and before that, was a Senior Vice President at KBW and Fox-Pitt Kelton, focusing on Spanish, Portuguese and Greek banks.

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Names Seth Bair as Co-Head of US Insurance Investment Banking Practice

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods announced that Seth Bair has been appointed Co-Head of the US Insurance Investment Banking Practice, leading alongside Joseph Beebe at the firm's New York headquarters. Messrs. Bair and Beebe have worked closely together for nearly 12 years in building KBW's track record of success in the insurance and asset management sectors by delivering the firm's leading M&A advisory and capital markets solutions to clients. Mr. Bair was one of the original hires when the insurance group was formed and has worked on some of the most important transactions announced by the group. In his new role, Mr. Bair will be responsible for leading the team along with Mr. Beebe in providing a full range of advisory and capital raising services to insurance and asset management companies. He will report to Peter Wirth and Rick Maples, Co-Heads of the Investment Banking Group at KBW.

KBW Europe Appoints John Paul McGrath as Managing Director in its Investment Banking Group Based in London

KBW LLC's European unit, KBW Europe announced that it named John Paul McGrath as managing director in the firm's investment banking group based in London. McGrath most recently was managing director and head of financial institutions at DC Advisory, formerly known as Close Brothers Corporate Finance.

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