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Wedbush Securities’ Equity Research Names Jesse Bigelow as Managing Director, Director of Equity Research

Los Angeles, CA – May 16, 2017 –Wedbush Securities, one of the nation’s leading financial services firms, is pleased to announce the promotion of Jesse Bigelow, to Managing Director, Director of Equity Research. Jesse will be based out of the firm’s midtown New York office, and he will report directly to Wedbush Equities Division Co-Heads Kirsten Fraunces and Ian Winer.

Since joining Wedbush in 2015, as Senior Vice President, Institutional Equity Sales and Equity Product Manager, Jesse has been instrumental in reshaping and focusing the research platform, spearheading new product initiatives, and providing a fresh perspective for our team. Drawing upon a long institutional sales career, Jesse brings valuable perspective on what drives buyside behavior, including how and why resources are consumed and valued. Aligning the business model with the current industry environment and compliance with MiFID II initiatives will be a key focus in his new role. Prior to joining the firm, he was Managing Director of Institutional Sales at CRT Capital Group, having started his career in finance at Lehman Brothers in 1991.

“Jesse is a seasoned professional who understands the importance of client partnerships,” states Kirsten Fraunces and Ian Winer, Managing Directors and Co-Heads of Equities at Wedbush Securities. “He brings decades of experience to the role of Director of Equity Research, and will serve as a vital part of our focus on generating alpha for our clients.”

Jesse Bigelow adds, "This is an extraordinary occasion to join one of the preeminent research organizations on Wall Street. As Wedbush Securities' new Director of Equity Research, I look forward to growing the scope of our product, while ensuring that our buyside partners have the most relevant information, analysis, and context available to facilitate their investment decisions. The current industry disruption has created an enormous opportunity for a rigorous, uncompromising effort, providing high quality, differentiated research. Our exceptional team of dedicated analysts plan to gain mindshare with an original, bold, and thought provoking process.”

Jesse received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics, from New York University.

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Wedbush Securities’ Equity Research offers in-depth and differentiated research coverage across the consumer, healthcare, technology, and financial institutions sectors. Wedbush’s Equity Research consistently ranks among the industry’s leading performance surveys, including Barron’s and Zacks Investment Research’s “Top Stock Picking Firm,” Financial Times’ “Top Analysts,” Institutional Investor’s “Rising Stars of Wall Street Research,” Wall Street Journal’s “Best of the Street,” and StarMine’s “Analyst Awards for Excellence.”

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