Fast Growing Research Boutique Continues to Expand its Service Capabilities
New York, NY — April 18, 2017 – Wolfe Research, LLC, a premier investment research boutique, announced today that Peter Smart has recently been hired for a senior role in Equity Research Sales. Mr. Smart joins Wolfe from Deutsche Bank where he was both the Head of its U.S. Equities team in Europe and its leading producer in London. With Wolfe, he will continue to work out of London with a focus on institutional clients based in the U.K., Europe and the Middle East. Peter will work alongside a well-established research sales team at Wolfe currently consisting of 28 exceptional professionals and growing.
Commenting on the hire, Wolfe Research's founder and Managing Partner, Ed Wolfe, declared, "Peter Smart is the fourth top producing research sales person we have been able to hire in the past six months. As other firms continue to struggle and reduce resources and compensation, we are focused, taking market share and positioning ourselves to continue to do so for years to come. Peter has a long, successful career focused on intense knowledge of research content and deep relationships with his clients. He has hit the ground running."
Mr. Smart stated, "I feel reinvigorated after my first few weeks working with Wolfe. Working in a very research-centric environment at Wolfe, where delivering top content and the client always comes first, has been like turning back the clock over a decade. A young, growing firm with a model focused not just on excellence, but on efficiency and scalability brings obvious advantages when clients demand value-added research at an appropriate price. I have been at the forefront of discussions with institutional clients around MiFID II. I firmly believe that the focused and faster growing boutique firms like Wolfe that offer the very best research assets at a relatively better value than the overstaffed banks, should be the biggest winners in a shrinking overall market under this evolving, more transparent regulatory climate."
Peter has over fifteen years of experience in US Equities, based in London, encompassing both long only and hedge fund clients. Formerly at UBS and then at Deutsche Bank, he most recently managed the team responsible for US Equity Sales into Europe. European holdings of US Equities have grown rapidly in recent years, in excess of market returns (US Treasury data). Wolfe's expanded distribution addresses the growing investor interest in US Equity investment.
About Wolfe Research, LLC
Wolfe Research, LLC was founded in 2008 as a premier equity research boutique with a commitment to best-in-class products and service. Wolfe also provides clients with focused, unbiased agency trading and banking services through its affiliated broker dealers, Wolfe Research Securities and Wolfe Capital Markets & Advisory.
Wolfe remains committed to attracting the top-ranked Analysts (10 and counting) across different industry sectors. Wolfe is also a mentoring shop dedicated to developing Rising Star talent from within all levels of the firm. The firm has established a reputation for macro research underpinning leading coverage in Transportation, Airlines, Utilities, Energy, Consumer/Retail, and Healthcare.
The firm currently boasts a 28-member and growing team of talented sales personnel, with offices currently in New York, Boston, and San Francisco and with near-term 2017 plans to expand to Stamford, CT, Dallas and Baltimore.
Despite the small but growing size of its boutique research franchise, Wolfe Research was voted #11 in the latest 2016 weighted poll and within the top 15 of all research firms on Wall Street by institutional clients for the past five years in Institutional Investor magazine’s prestigious All-America Research Poll. In 2013, Business Insider named Wolfe as one of the top 16 Wall Street firms where employees want to work.
Wolfe Research, LLC and its affiliates currently employ over 100 full-time professionals and continue to actively search for top talent.
Mackenzie Fulk, Co-Head of Global Institutional Sales
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