ATLANTA, Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- FIG Partners, one of the nation's premier investment banking and research firms specializing in community banks, today announced that institutional equity Sales executive Bill Henningson, formerly of Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (KBW), has joined FIG as Associate Director, Institutional Sales.
Henningson has nearly 20 years of financial services experience, working on the sellside, buyside and in banking. He most recently worked at UBS AG as Executive Director, Financial/Real Estate Sector Sales Specialist, which included regional/community banks. From 1998 to 2012, he worked for KBW, where he was a Senior Vice President in institutional equity Sales, with a focus on banks and other financial institutions. A 9/11 survivor, Bill also assisted in the rebuilding of KBW's bank research and sales efforts following the terrorist attacks.
FIG today also announced that Senior Vice President Alex Krasutsky, who joined FIG in 2015, has been promoted to Director, Head of Equity Sales and Trading. Krasutsky has more than 25 years of Sales and Trading experience. He was an essential part of the rebuilding of KBW after 9/11 and spent 12 years with the firm. Earlier in his career, he worked as a Sales trader at Tucker Anthony, and was a Member of the NYSE.
"Since joining FIG Partners last year, Alex Krasutsky has done an outstanding job and has made a major contribution to the growth of our institutional equity Sales and Trading team," said CEO and Senior Managing Principal Geoff Hodgson. "Bill Henningson is an accomplished institutional equity executive who brings significant sell-side experience to FIG's Sales team. Together, these appointments strengthen our management team and set the stage for further growth and success in 2016."
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 $2.5 billion in equity and has advised on more than $2.6 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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