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Wedbush Securities Welcomes Christopher Hayes as Managing Director, Head of Electronic Business

Los Angeles, CA – July 18, 2017 – Wedbush Securities is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Hayes as Managing Director, Head of Electronic Business. In this role, Christopher will assist Wedbush in the fulfillment of the firm’s vision for empowering clients through the delivery of focused, pertinent, real-time information coupled with the ability to trade using electronic and mobile platforms. Christopher is based in the firm’s Los Angeles headquarters and reports to Managing Director, Head of Futures, Bob Fitzsimmons.

Previously Christopher was a Managing Director at CLSA, Ltd., and Credit Agricole Securities, where his responsibilities included business analysis, project management, and risk management. Christopher joined CLSA in 2007 to assist them in the establishment of a global clearing presence.

“I am thrilled to join Wedbush, in particular I look forward to the opportunity to assist them in the development of tools and products which will enable Wedbush to continue to deliver quality financial services to the rapidly expanding self-directed market. Over the next decade we will experience an unparalleled transfer of wealth from a generation that expected advice from an investment professional to a new era that will utilize the tools to enable them to act on their own.”

Bob Fitsimmons, Managing Director, Head of Futures adds, “We created this position to fulfill our vision of client empowerment in an age of rapidly expanding digital and mobile activity in the financial sector. Christopher’s vast expertise in developing and implementing programs and services that best suit the needs of real-time investors is an invaluable asset to the firm.”

Christopher graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Missouri, and earned his MBA from New York University.

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