Guggenheim Securities Expands Healthcare Equity Research Team

NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Guggenheim Partners, LLC ("Guggenheim"), a global diversified financial services firm, today announced two appointments to its Equity Research team. Louise Chen, Managing Director, will cover the specialty pharmaceutical sector, and Bret Holley, Managing Director, will cover the biotechnology sector. Based in New York, both analysts will report to Raymond Katz, Director of Equity Research for Guggenheim Partners.

"We are excited to have two seasoned and talented analysts join our team. Guggenheim's growing equity research practice is strongly positioned to offer investors and the marketplace timely and informed analysis of the healthcare industry as it undergoes unprecedented change," said Mr. Katz.

Ms. Chen joins Guggenheim from New York-based firm Auriga USA LLC, where she was a Managing Partner and Senior Analyst of Equity Research. At Auriga, Ms. Chen covered small-to-mid cap specialty pharmaceutical companies such as Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Forest Laboratories and Warner Chilcott. Prior to Auriga, she spent several years at investment bank Canaccord Genuity, where she led the coverage of 14 leading specialty pharmaceutical companies. Earlier in her career, Ms. Chen worked as a Vice President of Equity Research at Morgan Stanley and as a business development executive at Dr. Reddy's Laboratories.

Mr. Holley joins Guggenheim with more than 15 years of experience in the biotechnology sector.  He was most recently a Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst at Oppenheimer & Co., formerly CIBC World Markets, where  he spent more than a decade leading the coverage of some of the world's largest biotechnology companies, including Amgen Inc., Celgene Corp., Gilead Sciences and ImmunoGen, Inc. Earlier in his career, Mr. Holley was a bioinformatics application architect at Ingenuity Systems where he developed biotechnology data software and worked with major biotech and pharmaceutical companies.

About Guggenheim Partners
Guggenheim Partners, LLC is a privately held global financial services firm with more than $160 billion in assets under management. The firm provides asset management, investment banking and capital markets services, insurance, institutional finance and investment advisory solutions to institutions, governments and agencies, corporations, investment advisors, family offices and individuals. Guggenheim Partners is headquartered in New York and Chicago and serves clients around the world from more than 25 offices in nine countries. For more information about Guggenheim Partners, visit www.guggenheimpartners.com.

Contacts:
Torie von Alt
Guggenheim Partners
+1 212 378 6216
Torie.vonalt@guggenheimpartners.com

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Tripp Kyle / Mary Zimmerman
Brunswick Group
+1 212 333 3810
guggenheim@brunswickgroup.com

SOURCE Guggenheim Partners, LLC



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