Wolfe Trahan & Co. Announces Two Senior Hires
A Leading Independent Firm Continues to Expand
June 11th, 2012
New York, NY
— Wolfe Trahan & Co., a premier investment research boutique, announced today that Sandra Pallante has joined the firm as a Director and Chief Compliance Officer. This hire follows the recent addition of veteran, highly-regarded institutional sales person, Bill Weber. Mr. Weber joined the firm as a Director in Institutional Services focused on servicing accounts in New York and Connecticut. Bill joins a well-established research sales team now numbering fourteen exceptional professionals and the firm intends to continue to expand this effort over the balance of 2012.
Commenting on these most recent hires, Wolfe Trahan & Co.’s founder and CEO, Edward Wolfe, declared, “I have known Sandra as a lawyer, colleague and friend for the past 10 years. I don’t believe that there is a person more knowledgeable about research compliance on Wall Street. We feel fortunate to have someone with her vast experience to guide and enhance our policies, procedures and processes to ensure that Wolfe Trahan’s compliance functions match the best in class excellence of our research efforts. Sandra and Bill are emblematic of the world class professionals we seek to add as we continue to grow and develop our firm. I look forward to working with them closely for years to come.”
Ms. Pallante joins Wolfe Trahan from J.P. Morgan where since the 2008 merger with Bear Stearns she has held the senior roles of Executive Director for J.P. Morgan’s Equity Compliance Department, Compliance Director for Equity Research and Global Research Settlement attorney for the firm. Prior to J.P. Morgan, she was a Managing Director and served as Director of Equity and Fixed Income Research Compliance at Bear Stearns, where she was responsible for the global compliance oversight of equity and fixed income research, an expert network affiliate and for writing many of the firm’s policies and procedures. Prior to Bear Stearns, Ms. Pallante rose to the position of Director of Equity Research Compliance for Lehman Brothers. Sandra earned a B.A. in Political Science and English Literature from Pace University, a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, and has been admitted to the New York Bar Association.
Mr. Weber brings to Wolfe Trahan over 15 years of experience in institutional equity sales. Since 2007 he served as a Director at WJB Capital Group and prior to that he spent 12 years at Arnhold & S. Bleichroeder/Natixis Bleichroeder, where he grew to be their top producer. Bill received his B.A. with an English major from the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Weber stated, “I am excited to be joining forces with Ed Wolfe, François Trahan and Peter Ryan and the quality team they have put together at Wolfe Trahan. I have increasingly heard from my institutional clients about the depth and quality of Wolfe Trahan’s research and service. As I have gotten to know the team in recent months, I have become even more excited to join such a strong organization, which is focused on strategically growing its research platform. I am thrilled to continue the client-facing role I relish especially with a firm like Wolfe Trahan which is still building its product offering and brand recognition.”
About Wolfe Trahan & Co.
Wolfe Trahan & Co. was founded in 2008 as a transport research boutique by former Bear Stearns & Co., Inc. Senior Analyst and top ranked transportation analyst Ed Wolfe. The firm later expanded with the addition of top ranked Global Strategist, François Trahan, and has established a reputation for superior transportation and macro research and services. Over the past few years Wolfe Trahan has continued to add differentiated research teams and the firm currently covers six sectors through five analysts. Each sector was recognized by clients in Institutional Investor
Magazine’s 2011 All America Research Poll.
In May 2010, WR Securities, LLC, was launched as an affiliated broker dealer. WR Securities acts as a distribution arm for Wolfe Trahan research in addition to engaging in equity and debt underwriting and corporate finance advisory in the Airfreight & Surface Transportation, Auto & Truck Manufacturers & Suppliers and Passenger Airline sectors. It provides unbiased advice singularly focused on advancing clients’ long term interests.
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