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S&P Global Market Intelligence presents a weekly rundown of selected executive management changes among the major Wall Street investment banks and other notable moves. The changes are listed by announcement date in reverse chronological order.

Jan. 10

Janney Montgomery Scott LLC added 16 financial advisers, comprising three teams and five individuals, to its private client group in the fourth quarter of 2018. Of the advisers added, 12 advisers manage about $1 billion in client assets.

Jan. 9

Piper Jaffray Cos. appointed Robert Berstein as a managing director focused on internet and digital media within its technology investment banking group.

Berstein previously was a managing director focused on M&A and private capital advisory for internet companies at DCS Advisory LLC.

Also, Kate Winkler was named a managing director in the company's technology group in fall 2018.


Goldman Sachs Group Inc. co-General Counsel Gregory Palm, who was supposed to leave the company in 2018, is departing in the coming weeks, Bloomberg News reported.


France-based Natixis named Douglas Lenart head of portfolio management for the Americas region in its corporate and investment banking business, Private Equity Wire reported.

Lenart previously was managing director of Société Générale SA's scarce resource management division.


Stonybrook Capital LLC is expected to announce the promotion of Thomas Deane and the hiring of Todd White and Sara Smith. Deane joined Stonybrook as a director in 2017; White is the founder of Puma Advisors; and Smith was an analyst at JLT Capital Markets.

Jan. 8

Worsfold Wealth Management, which manages about $500 million in client assets, has joined Carson Wealth and will be affiliated with Cetera Advisor Networks LLC, InvestmentNews reported.

The adviser team is led by Joel Worsfold, who joined the company from Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC, according to his BrokerCheck profile.

Jan. 7

Marc Harris and Ravi Mehrotra joined Evercore Inc. as senior managing director and research director of Evercore ISI and as senior managing director of Evercore ISI's healthcare research team, respectively.

Harris previously was director of U.S. and global research at RBC Capital Markets, while Mehrotra was a partner at MTS Health Partners LP.


Cowen Inc. named Scott Hague as managing director and head of private capital solutions in its capital markets group. Hague previously was managing director and head of debt capital markets at Stifel.

In addition, the company named Yasha Dyatlovitsky as managing director and Dylan Piccolo as director in its private capital solutions group. Dyatlovitsky and Piccolo previously were directors of debt capital markets at Stifel.


Interactive Brokers Group Inc. named Milan Galik CEO, effective in the third quarter.

Galik, who was appointed president in 2014, will succeed Thomas Peterffy, who will continue to serve as board chairman.


KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. named Warren Geiger as managing director to oversee the secondary market trading of commercial mortgage-backed securities.

Geiger previously was managing director and head of secondary CMBS trading at Société Générale.

In addition, the company named Antonio Blasetti as vice president of the asset-backed security trading division, while Patrick Carvell and Rob Salazar will join the company's structured products sales team.

Jan. 3

Ling Zhang was appointed head of JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s healthcare and technology investment banking in China, according to Reuters.

Zhang served as managing director of J.P. Morgan Securities (Asia Pacific) Ltd. before joining Chinese biotechnology company BGI Genomics Co. Ltd. as COO.


B. Riley FBR Inc. appointed five sales and trading professionals to its fixed income capital markets platform. The additions include Dyke Minix, Brendan Laird, Deepak Devaraj, Seamus Laird and Vesta Marks Jr.