John Roddy Joins Fox-Pitt Kelton Cochran Caronia Waller

2008-07-15 11:14:00

    LONDON, NEW YORK and CHICAGO, July 15 /EMWNews/ -- Fox-Pitt Kelton

Cochran Caronia Waller ("FPKCCW"), a leading global investment bank

specializing in the financial services sector, announced today that John

Roddy has joined the firm as a Managing Director and will head the firm's

North American Depository Institutions Advisory business. Mr. Roddy will be

based in New York.



    Mr. Roddy has more than 10 years experience in a strategic advisory and

capital-raising role serving a wide range of banking clients. Much of his

investment banking career has been with Lehman Brothers, where he was

responsible for providing to banking clients strategic advice related to

mergers & acquisitions; equity capital markets; and fixed income capital

markets activities. John most recently spent almost two years at Citigroup,

where he was the Head of North American Depository Institutions in its

Financial Institutions Group. "We are pleased to have John join our firm

and lead this very important sector. He will strengthen our ability to

serve our bank clients who are currently operating in a very dynamic

environment," said John Waller, President of FPKCCW.



    About Fox-Pitt Kelton Cochran Caronia Waller



    Founded in 1971, with offices in New York, Chicago, Boston, Hartford,

London, Hong Kong and Tokyo, FPKCCW is one of the leading global specialist

investment banks focused exclusively on the financial services sector.

Fox-Pitt, Kelton ("FPK") and Cochran Caronia Waller ("CCW") closed on

August 31, 2007 their previously announced merger.



    FPK's reputation has been built around its equity research team which

has consistently been recognized by institutional investors for its quality

and independence. FPK is also a leading underwriter of equity securities

and actively serves as a strategic advisor providing advice on mergers &

acquisitions, corporate restructurings and equity capital market

transactions for banks, insurance companies and other financial services

companies around the world.



    CCW has specialized in the property-casualty, life and health

industries and related businesses offering clients research, equity sales,

alternative capital-raising and mergers and acquisitions advisory services.

CCW has been consistently ranked among the leaders in insurance investment

banking transactions.




For further information, please visit our website at http://www.fpk.com. Contacts: Tiffany Gosnell (312) 425 4074 tiffany.gosnell@fpk.com

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