Boutique Investment Bank Gleacher Expands Its Fixed Income Business

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A glimmer of growth within investment banking. Boutique firm Gleacher & Company announced today it has hired four managing directors in its Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS) and Rates Division as well as its Credit Products Division.  All four hires are in the bank's Manhattan office.

CEO Thomas Hughes said "we continue to build our businesses" and "we have made great progress attracting outstanding talent to accelerate the growth of Gleacher & Company."

The four new managing directors are Mark Ginsberg, Felix Partow, William Gaberlavage and Jeffrey Warren.

Ginsberg joins the MBS and Credit Products Division. He had been Managing Director on the Mortgage-Backed Securities trading desk at Sandler, O’Neill, where he structured and traded new-issue CMOs and mortgage derivatives for the firm.

He'll be accompanied by Felix Partow, another Wall Street veteran with extensive experience in MBS and ABS trading. Most recently, he was a Managing Director and Partner at KGS Alpha, where he also served as head of MBS derivatives trading.

Joining the fixed income platform are Gaberlavage and Warren. Gaberlavage most recently had been Managing Director and Co-Head of Corporate Desk Analysts for UBS. Warren joins Gleacher from Goldman Sachs & Company, where he was a Vice President in Leveraged Finance Sales.

Gleacher & Company has about 400 employees in five locations including, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Connecticut and New Jersey. Its Fixed Income platform provides structured finance, research, sales, and trading services on a wide range of fixed income products including mortgage and asset-backed securities, U.S. Treasury and government agency securities, structured products such as CLOs and CDOs, as well as high yield, investment grade and emerging markets credit products.Its primary customers are institutional investors, including mutual funds, pension funds, insurance companies, hedge funds, investment managers and investment advisors.


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