MKM Partners Hires Director of Research/Banks Analyst and Semiconductor Analyst Firm Hires David Trone Director of Research/Banks Analyst and Ian Ing to Cover Semiconductors

STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MKM Partners today announced that David Trone has joined as Managing Director, Director of Research and Research Analyst covering banks and brokers. In addition, as a member of MKM's Equity Operating Committee, David will help grow the firm's institutional research, sales and trading platform. David joins MKM Partners most recently from JMP Securities where he served as Managing Director, Head of Banks and Brokers Research from 2010-2013. Prior to that, he served as Managing Director, Head of Banks and Brokers Research at Fox-Pitt Kelton from 2004-2010, where he ranked #2 among brokerage analysts in II's boutique/independent research poll. David began his equity research career as an analyst covering financial institutions at Credit Suisse First Boston (1997-2000), during which time CSFB was ranked #1 in Reuters' 2000 Survey of Mid/Smaller-Company Research in Banks, and Prudential Securities (2001-2004), where he was a top stock picker and ranked #1 with earnings estimate accuracy per Starmine/Forbes.com. David holds a M.B.A. in Finance and a B.S. in Computer Science from University of Maryland. He will be located in the Stamford headquarters.

Ian Ing has joined MKM Partners as Executive Director in its Equity Research department to cover semiconductor companies, complementing MKM's existing coverage of communications equipment, enterprise software, media and internet. Mr. Ing joins MKM Partners most recently from Lazard Capital Markets, where he covered semiconductors from 2011-2013.  Prior to Lazard, Mr. Ing covered semiconductors at Gleacher & Company from 2007-2011, where he was known for increasing traction among client and sales votes, leveraging his semiconductor background for industry mosaic and stock calls. Ian's career includes experience on the industry side at Lattice Semiconductor (2000-2007) and Motorola (prior to 2000). Ian has a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a M.B.A from Columbia Business School where he was a Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society member. Ian will be located in the San Francisco office.

"MKM has thus far assembled an impressive team of analysts, and it's refreshing to see a true commitment to growth," David said. "I look forward to bringing my banks/brokers research franchise to MKM's strong distribution platform."

"I am excited to join MKM at this key juncture," Ian remarked. "Through my semiconductor and capital equipment coverage, I look forward to contributing meaningfully to a fundamental research product that continues to gain mind-share with institutional investors."

"David's dual role as Director of Research and coverage of banks and brokers enhances the firm's expanding presence in Equity Research, whilst complementing MKM's existing coverage of macroeconomics, insurers and homebuilders. Ian brings to MKM a unique perspective, having worked both in the semiconductor industry and financial services," said MKM Partners CEO Richard R. Castellano. "We believe the value and insight from these senior professionals will give our institutional clients a deeper understanding of the companies they cover."

ABOUT MKM PARTNERS

MKM Partners is an institutional equity research, sales and trading firm. Headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, with offices in New York City, Boston and across the U.S., MKM provides clients with actionable and unbiased economic, technical, derivatives, event-driven and fundamental research and has trade execution abilities in U.S. and foreign equity markets and in U.S. options markets. In addition to offering timely access to its traders and analysts, MKM focuses on delivering exceptional service to institutional clients across its trading and research platforms. More information about MKM Partners can be accessed at www.mkmpartners.com.

For more information, contact:
Richard R. Castellano, CEO
(203) 861-9060

SOURCE MKM Partners LLC



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