NEW YORK, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WJB Capital Group, Inc. (WJB), a privately held institutional broker-dealer and a Member of the NYSE, FINRA, SIPC, and other principal exchanges, announced today that Robert Samuels has joined WJB as Director, Equity Research Analyst focusing on Apparel & Footwear companies.
"WJB is committed to expanding our best-in-class equity research platform and with the addition of Robert we have greatly enhanced our ability to offer immediate value to our clients in the Apparel & Footwear space and beyond. We all welcome Robert and very much look forward to his insight and leadership," said WJB Capital's Chief Executive Officer, Craig Rothfeld.
Prior to joining WJB, Mr. Samuels was Executive Director, Senior Equity Retail Analyst at Phoenix Partners Group where he led the firm's Institutional Equities business expansion. Prior to joining Phoenix, Mr. Samuels was the Senior Specialty Retail Analyst at Oppenheimer and the Senior Apparel, Footwear, and Sporting Goods Analyst at JPMorgan, where he earned a runner-up position in the 2008 Institutional Investor Survey. He also served as an associate on the #1 ranked Institutional Investor Specialty Retail teams at Bear Stearns and JPMorgan.
Mr. Samuels holds an MBA from NYU's Stern School of Business and a Bachelors degree from Tufts University.
About WJB Capital Group, Inc. (WJB)
WJB Capital Group, Inc. is a privately held institutional broker-dealer and a member of the NYSE, FINRA, SIPC, and other principal exchanges. Since its founding in 1993, WJB Capital has employed a partnership philosophy that focuses on customer-centric trading and execution solutions to the buy side. WJB now offers an extensive suite of global trading and execution services; agency equity and derivative executions; a dedicated corporate access team; macro, technical, derivative, TMT, healthcare, and industrials & infrastructure research; and comprehensive commission management solutions. WJB operates its own live trading desks for all major U.S. equity and option exchanges as well as in the global market centers of Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America, and South Africa.
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