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B. Riley adds six professionals to research, banking, sales and trading


B. Riley, a provider of research and trading ideas to institutional clients and high net worth individuals, has added six professionals to the firm.

Kevin McGuire joins B. Riley’s San Francisco office as managing director specializing in convertible bond trading and sales.

He has extensive experience with structuring and restructuring of convertible issues. McGuire was previously with Lazard Capital Markets where he was senior vice president, convertible securities.

Scott Bunton joins the firm’s Los Angeles office as senior research analyst covering post reorganisation equities. Bunton has produced research spanning the entire capital structure but has particular expertise in special situation equity opportunities across a wide variety of industries. He was previously a research analyst with Imperial Capital.

Jay Datta joins the firm’s New York office as senior research analyst covering semiconductors. Datta was formerly vice president, technology research analyst for Palisade Capital and Sandler Capital.

James Grebenc joins B. Riley’s equity sales department in New York. He was formerly director, institutional equity sales at JMP Securities. Grebenc also held institutional equity sales positions at WR Hambrecht, Lehman Brothers, and Robertson Stephens.

Matt Toole joins the firm on special assignment where he will focus on expanding the firm’s New York presence. Toole brings 18 years of experience as a sales trader and market maker. He was head trader and director of operations for Sunrise Securities in New York and has worked as an equity sales trader for both Gaines Berland and First Montauk Securities.

Christopher Sigala joins the firm’s Los Angeles office as an associate research analyst. Sigala previously held the position of associate, corporate tax/transfer pricing at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

“We are pleased to welcome these professionals to the B. Riley team,” says company chairman Bryant Riley. “They come to us with great reputation, extensive experience, and deep relationships; as such, they will fit well into our firm’s culture.”

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