Fast Growing Research Boutique Continues to Expand its Coverage and Execution
New York, NY — June 12, 2017 – Wolfe Research, LLC, a premier investment research boutique, announced today that Josh Pokrzywinski, Josh Silverstein and Rob Ginsberg have recently joined the firm as Senior Research analysts covering the Industrials, Exploration & Production and Technical Research Sectors, respectively. In addition, Ryan Plaxsun has joined Wolfe Research Securities from Evercore ISI as a Senior Vice President in trading, tasked with starting and managing Wolfe's Portfolio Trading effort.
Mr. Pokrzywinski joins Wolfe as a Director and most recently covered Industrials at Buckingham Research. He is scheduled to launch coverage early in the third quarter on 25 stocks predominantly in the capital goods, flow control and building products areas. Mr. Silverstein joins Wolfe as a Director from Deutsche Bank and is expected to launch coverage this month on SMid-Cap E&Ps accompanied by an underlying Natural Gas model. Finally, Mr. Ginsberg joins Wolfe as a Director and Senior Technical Analyst from Renaissance Macro and is expected to also shortly initiate research coverage.
Commenting on the new hires, Wolfe Research's Founder and Managing Member Ed Wolfe stated, "Wolfe has a firmly established reputation for hiring Analysts who are top voices in their sectors; over time we've seen those Analysts increasingly seeking to join our firm, especially in the current depressed cash equities environment. Additionally, we've demonstrated great success in identifying highly skilled, passionate individuals who have what it takes to create dominant research franchises in their sector with the help of our platform - our "Rising Stars". Josh, Rob and Josh are each outstanding people and talents and we expect to help them reach their goals over time to become number one ranked Analysts in their respective sectors."
Further, Mr. Wolfe commented "Having worked as a program and single stock trader at ISI from the inception of their PT desk seven years ago until recently, Ryan Plaxsun brings great experience at a top fundamental research firm also focused on top macro and sector research. We look forward to offering his methodical approach to our clients looking to Wolfe for Program Trading and Indexing capabilities. Many clients have inquired about our trading abilities beyond single equities, since our hiring of top ranked Quant analyst Yin Luo nine months ago. After a long search, I believe that we have found the perfect person in Ryan to spearhead that effort. Combined with our recent adoption of FlexTrade as our firm's trading OMS, we believe we are exceptionally well prepared to add value in new ways for existing and new institutional clients."
About Wolfe Research
Wolfe Research, LLC was founded in 2008 as a premier equity research boutique with a commitment to best-in-class products and service. We believe we are currently the largest and fastest growing financial services firm primarily focused on equity research in North America. Wolfe also provides clients with focused, unbiased agency trading through its affiliated broker dealer Wolfe Research Securities and banking and capital markets services through Wolfe Capital Markets and Advisory.
Wolfe remains committed both through acquisition and internal mentoring to providing a home for the top-ranked, most differentiated and inspired Analysts, sales people, and traders. The firm thus far has established a reputation for macro research underpinning leading coverage in Industrials, Energy/Utilities, Consumer/Retail, and Healthcare.
Despite its dedicated efforts on a smaller, more focused clientele relative to the larger bulge banks, 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 about 110 full-time professionals. Headquartered in New York, Wolfe maintains satellite offices in Boston, San Francisco, Dallas, Baltimore, Atlanta and Stamford, Connecticut, with international presence in London, Sydney and Mumbai. We continue to actively search for highly motivated, differentiated talent. For more information about Wolfe Research please see www.WolfeResearch.com.
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Co-Heads of Institutional Sales