Hudson Securities Enhances Cross-Border Capabilities With Strategic Hires and Expanded Service Offerings

Jun 22, 2010, 08:00 ET from Hudson Securities, Inc.

JERSEY CITY, N.J., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Hudson Securities, Inc. has enhanced its international capabilities to complement and support the growth of its established Cross-Border Investment Banking Group.

Frank J. Drazka, who joined Hudson Securities last month as Head of Investment Banking, leads the firm's six-member Cross-Border Investment Banking Group, which focuses on raising capital in the U.S. market for Chinese and other non-domestic corporate clients.  The firm's activities in Asia and in particular China are spearheaded by Dick Price, a Managing Director with more than seven years of experience serving Chinese companies.  Mr. Price joined Hudson Securities in March 2009.

Hudson Securities offers a range of investment banking services to non-U.S. companies including public and private placements of debt and equity, exchange listings, M&A advisory and restructuring.  The firm has recently completed transactions for Chinese and Australian clients in industries including industrial technology and consumer products.

"We have enhanced our international capabilities and bolstered our team with strategic hires to take advantage of what we see as a tremendous opportunity to establish Hudson Securities as a leader in serving the needs of overseas companies and their investors," said Anthony M. Sanfilippo, Chief Executive Officer of Hudson Securities.  "Our platform has expanded to provide an array of services and solutions to address growing investor interest in undervalued and growth companies outside the U.S."

Julie Chen joined Hudson Securities in July 2009 as a Senior Equity Research Analyst covering micro- and small-cap companies based in China.  She initiated coverage in January 2010 and currently follows companies in a range of industries from steel to pharmaceuticals to paper.  Prior to joining Hudson Securities, Ms. Chen was a Senior Research Analyst covering China at CRT Capital Group, Brean Murray Carret & Co., and New York Global Securities.

Additionally, Tom Higgins joined Hudson Securities in March 2010 as Managing Director and Head of Global Corporate Services.  In this role, he oversees the firm's participation in the OTCQX's Principal American Liaison (PAL) program.  Hudson Securities is one of 10 FINRA member firms to be designated a PAL by the OTCQX, the highest tier of the over-the-counter market in the U.S.  As a PAL, Hudson Securities provides a range of services to non-U.S. companies listed on international stock exchanges, such as certifying their listing on OTCQX, making a market in their securities and coordinating marketing and investor meetings.

Further to the expansion of its cross-border capabilities, Hudson Securities recently established strategic partnerships with two subsidiaries of Close Brothers Plc – UK-based Winterflood Securities and Close Brothers Seydler Bank AG, based in Germany – to market UK and Continental European equities and fixed income products to U.S. institutional investors.  Hudson Securities also serves as the U.S. point-of-contact for placement in primary and secondary transactions of Close Brothers Seydler Bank AG.

About Hudson Securities

Hudson Securities, Inc., a subsidiary of Hudson Holding Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: HDHL), provides a full range of corporate finance, advisory, and capital markets services and institutional equity research focused on the micro-, small- and mid-cap marketplace.  Hudson Securities is dedicated to meeting the liquidity needs of its clients by providing execution solutions and making markets in over 15,000 U.S. and foreign securities.  As a registered broker-dealer under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Hudson Securities is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA").

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