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Wolfe Trahan Rebrands BD; Scott Group Recognized

 

Wolfe Trahan Rebrands its Affiliated Broker Dealer to Wolfe Trahan Securities

Transport Analyst Scott Group Ties for First in Prestigious Buyside Poll

 

August 2012

 

New York, NY — Wolfe Trahan & Co., a premier investment research boutique, announced today that its broker dealer affiliate, formerly named WR Securities, has been renamed as Wolfe Trahan Securities to more clearly align its brand with the Wolfe Trahan family. Wolfe Trahan's President, Peter Ryan stated "As we prepare to initiate trading operations in late 2012 and continue to grow investment banking services, we thought it timely to more clearly associate our broker dealer affiliate's name with that of the more recognized Wolfe Trahan brand. Wolfe Trahan will continue to carry out its research activities, while Wolfe Trahan Securities will house our equity trading and investment banking efforts. We expect strong synergies between these two closely linked affiliates and their various lines of business going forward."

 

Separately, Scott Group, Director and Senior Transportation Analyst at research boutique Wolfe Trahan & Co. was ranked in a tie for number one by institutional investors in the category of Transportation Freight (Road and Rail) by Bloomberg Magazine's Survey of America's Best Stock Analysts, conducted in conjunction with Greenwich Associates. Mr. Group competes with over 30 other transport analysts and maintains coverage of 35 freight stocks and manages a team of five research associates at Wolfe Trahan. Bloomberg Market's rankings in 35 sectors (including Transportation Freight) were driven by the detailed polling of buyside analysts and portfolio managers by Greenwich Associates. Managing Member, Ed Wolfe noted, "this ranking is all the more gratifying in that it reflects both Scott Group's importance to our transport research franchise as well as our firm's ongoing commitment to best of breed research.”

 

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, now Wolfe Trahan Securities, was launched as an affiliated broker dealer. Wolfe Trahan Securities acts as a distribution arm for Wolfe Trahan research in addition to engaging in equity and debt underwriting and corporate finance advisory transactions 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. Wolfe Trahan & Co. and its affiliates currently employ over 50 full time professionals and continue to actively search for top talent.

 

To learn more about Wolfe Trahan & Co. or Wolfe Trahan Securities, please visit www.WolfeTrahan.com

 

Business Inquiries:

Peter Ryan

President and Head of Institutional Services

Wolfe Trahan & Co.

(646) 845-0710 (general sales line)

(646) 845-0711 (Peter direct)

 

Media Inquiries:

Alli Cooke

Wolfe Trahan & Co.

(646) 845-0772