ATLANTA, April 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- FIG Partners, one of the nation's premier investment banking and research firms specializing in community banks, today announced that two senior sales and trading professionals, Pete McCorry and Nik Bjorkedal, have joined FIG Partners in the firm's New Jersey Office.
McCorry, who has more than 25 years of sales and equity trading experience, was named Senior Vice President, Equity Sales Trader. Bjorkedal, who has 20 years of institutional sales and equity trading experience, was named Associate Director, Institutional Equity Sales.
The two are part of FIG's expanding operations in the New York metropolitan region. Over the past year-and-a-half, FIG has added five people to serve the Northeast, including two sales traders, two equity sales professionals and a market maker.
"Pete McCorry and Nik Bjorkedal are outstanding additions to the FIG Team and have a proven track record of success," said Alex Krasutsky, Director, and Head of Equity Sales and Trading for FIG Partners. "Pete and Nik further strengthen our growing team of sales and equity trading professionals in this key region."
McCorry has worked extensively with public bank and thrift stocks. From 2001 to 2012, he worked for KBW as Senior Vice President, Equity Sales and Trading. Earlier in his career, as Managing Director, he ran the Middle-Market Equity Trading group for Citigroup Inc.
Bjorkedal has significant experience with institutional investors and in principal trading. Prior to FIG, he worked for KBW for 18 years in positions of increasing responsibility. Most recently, he was Managing Director in the Principal Strategies Group. Earlier in his career, he was in Equity Sales and Equity Research.
About FIG Partners
FIG Partners LLC is one of the nation's premier investment banking and research firms specializing in community banks. Founded in 2003, FIG's award-winning research team follows more than 120 bank stocks in the U.S. The firm's investment banking unit has raised more than $2.59 billion in equity and has advised on more than $2.66 billion of M&A transaction value since 2007. FIG's trading and sales team serves as market maker for more than 750 bank stocks and has relationships with 400 institutional investors. FIG's fixed-income unit offers a full range of trading, advisory and valuation services. Headquartered in Atlanta, FIG has offices in Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New Jersey and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, call 404.601.7200 or see www.figpartners.com.
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