NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cantor Fitzgerald &Co., a leading global services financial firm, today announced the appointment of Samir Hussein as Head of Internet and Media Investment Banking. Mr. Hussein will focus on extending Cantor's investment banking reach into the internet and digital media sectors. He will be based in New York and report to Charles Edelman and Jeff Lumby, Co-Heads of Investment Banking.
"We are very pleased to add a talented and highly regarded investment banking professional to the team," said Shawn Matthews, Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. "Expanding our investment banking platform is a primary goal for the firm, and Samir's significant expertise and extensive relationships across the internet and media sectors will support our growth efforts. We are always looking for ways to enhance the advisory and capital raising services we provide our clients and are looking forward to leveraging Samir's insights and wealth of relationships."
Mr. Hussein said, "I am thrilled to be a part of Cantor, a dynamic and rapidly growing firm. Over my career I have maintained a client-centric philosophy and am pleased to be sharing that approach with my colleagues."
Mr. Hussein recently served as Managing Director in the investment banking division at JMP Securities, where he focused on M&A and financing transactions for internet and digital media clients. Previously, he served as Managing Director within the media and telecommunications group at Deutsche Bank and as a Principal in Bank of America's M&A group. Mr. Hussein also held senior investment banking positions at Morgan Stanley and Salomon Smith Barney and began his career as a corporate attorney at Shearman & Sterling. Mr. Hussein holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.S. in Finance and a B.A. in Psychology from Boston University.
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Note to Editors: Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P., led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Howard W. Lutnick, is the parent entity of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., led by Chief Executive Officer Shawn P. Matthews.
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