The Williams Capital Group Hires Seven Industry Veterans to Form Research Platform

Jan 11, 2011, 14:19 ET from The Williams Capital Group, L.P.

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NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The WILLIAMS CAPITAL GROUP, L.P. (, has established a full service institutional research platform that offers proprietary, fundamental equity research, the firm announced today.  

The research group, WILLIAMS CAPITAL RESEARCH ("WCR"), is co-headed by industry veteran Jack Murphy, who will serve as Co-Director of Research.

Mr. Murphy has more than 25 years of global financial services experience and diverse expertise in fundamental and quantitative research.  Previously, Mr. Murphy has held senior roles at C.J. Lawrence, Deutsche Bank, Raymond James and Soleil Securities. Prior to joining Williams Capital, Mr. Murphy founded and managed an independent institutional research platform.

"We are thrilled to add someone of Jack's experience and abilities," said Matt Rochlin, vice chairman and executive vice president in charge of equities at The Williams Capital Group.  "We are excited to fulfill our clients' needs by providing high quality institutional equity research."

"The new research group complements our full array of trading capabilities that institutions have relied on at our firm," said Christopher Williams, CEO of The Williams Capital Group, L.P.

Commenting on today's announcement, Mr. Murphy noted that: "our research will concentrate on the factors that drive investment decisions based on balanced assessments of opportunities and risks."

Mr. Murphy will be joined by six veteran analysts.

  • Marc Riddick, CFA  -- Consumer
  • Brian Bolan -- Internet
  • Matthew Coppola -- Media
  • Harry Russell -- Life Sciences
  • Joseph A. Naya -- Paper, Packaging and Industrial
  • Rick Nelson -- Special Situations

About The Williams Capital Group, L.P.

Established in January 1994, Williams Capital provides a full range of investment banking and underwriting services to a wide range of clients including governments, municipalities and corporations.  The Firm, headquartered in New York, maintains 7 offices nationally.  Through its wholly owned registered investment adviser subsidiary, the firm also manages a variety of investment grade and below investment grade fixed income strategies for a variety of institutional clients.  For more information, visit

SOURCE The Williams Capital Group, L.P.