NEW YORK, March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Benchmark Company, LLC today announced the hiring of six former Brean Capital employees in an effort to expand their technology focused research footprint, and to complement its nationwide distribution team.
Effective immediately, Fawne Jiang, with her associate team of Long Lin and Jie Li, will join Benchmark as a Senior Equity Analyst covering Chinese Internet & Media stocks. '"Fawne is clearly an industry name in the Asia internet space, in a field where local coverage points and consistency of product are valued second to none by our clients. With these hires, we are now able to greatly expand our offering in a dynamic sector," said Rich Messina, President of the Benchmark Company.
Three distribution veterans will also be joining the firm effective immediately. Pat Alianiello and Peter Ripp will join the New York sales and sales trading team, while Dirk van Erp will assume coverage of Benchmark's West Coast franchise out of San Francisco. "Pat and Peter have partnered for many years at Brean and to keep this sales team together with Fawne makes the transition to Benchmark as seamless as possible for our clients. We look forward to Pat, Peter and Dirk greatly impacting our distribution efforts," said Austin Graham, Senior Managing Director at Benchmark in New York.
About The Benchmark Company, LLC
The Benchmark Company, LLC founded in 1988, is a full-service investment banking and financial advisory firm with a sales & trading platform servicing institutional clients in all major markets in the US and internationally. They employ a team of research analysts covering companies in the Technology, Media, Publishing, Broadcasting, Business Services, Consumer/Retail, and Healthcare sectors. Benchmark also employs an investment banking team providing corporate finance and advisory services to small and mid-sized companies. Benchmark is headquartered in New York with offices in 10 other financial centers in the U.S.
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