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Sales Trading expands its US firepower with Drew Hendrickson appointment

13 January 2014 | People

Liberum's Sales Trading operations has expanded with the appointment of Drew Hendrickson as Senior Sales Trader focusing on the U.S. equity client base.  

Drew joins us after four-and-a-half years with Macquarie Securities Group. Prior to that he spent three years with Instinet Europe. In both cases he helped build a European presence amongst US customers with his experience and knowledge of the non-dollar product that spans over 20 years.

Prior to his seven years in London, Drew spent 12 years with Merrill Lynch & Co in New York on the International Equity platform.  This was  preceeded by three years with Merrill Lynch Asset Management in Princeton in the back office and as an overnight Asian trader.  He attended the University of Richmond, Va. and Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, NJ.

Dominic Lowres, Head of Trading

Justin Bates joins Liberum as Specialty & Other Financials Analyst

13 January 2014 | People

Liberum has expanded its Financials coverage with the appointment of Justin Bates to cover Specialty and Other Financials, a sector that includes funds. Justin has a strong track record in equity capital markets, particularly in the General Financials sector as a Senior Vice President with Keefe, Bruyette & Woods and Director at Numis Securities. He has a BSc (Hons) from City University Business School and a Masters in European Business from Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris. Prior to joining Liberum Justin was CEO of a commercial property web site.

Head of Research Joe Brent

About Liberum

Liberum by the numbers:

  • Almost two-thirds of our business is now derived from large-cap stocks
  • A quarter and rising of our business is coming from Europe
  • We cover 80% of the FTSE100 and 50% of the FTSE250
  • The number of sectors we now cover has grown to 18 covering 300 stocks
  • Our analyst team has grown to 35 with more announcements due in 2014

Liberum expands its Corporate Access team

13 January 2014 | People

Liberum's Corporate Access team, which brings together corporate clients with investors in Europe and North America, has appointed Marcio Remedios to facilitate meetings and assist with event planning. Liberum's corporate client list has grown to 70.

Marcio, a speaker of Portuguese, Spanish, English, Italian and French, brings 10 years of client-facing experience across sectors. He joins Liberum from Espirito Santo Investment Bank where he worked with the corporate access team assisting with events, conferences and site visits. 

Corporate Access Manager Jenni Herbert

Liberum by the numbers

  • 181: the number of corporate roadshows Liberum arranged in the UK in 2013
  • 87: the number of corporate roadshows completed in the US
  • 80%: the share of FTSE 100 stocks we cover
  • 50%: the share of FTSE 250 stocks we cover
  • 69: the number of brokerships
  • £243m: the average market cap of Liberum's brokerships
  • 35: the number of analysts
  • 300+: the number of stocks we now cover
  • 18: the number of sectors we now cover

Liberum's AstraZeneca research highlighted in Telegraph's 2014 outlook

28 December 2013 | Mentions of Liberum
AstraZeneca in Questor column

Equities research on AstraZeneca published by Liberum pharmaceuticals analyst Naresh Chouhan (below) is singled out by the editor of the Telegraph's Questor column in the newspaper's outlook for 2014 published on December 28, 2013. 

Ten of its journalists each picked an idea that would benefit from the improving business climate. Naresh's work, originally published on November 15, 2013, was the sole piece of research identified in the article by Questor Editor John Ficenic.

Other companies named in the piece that are also covered by Liberum are: Imagination Technologies. Research was published December 12, 2013 by technology analyst Eoin LambeDrax. Utilities analyst Peter Atherton published on the company November 18, 2013; Barrat Developments. Housebuilders analyst Charlie Campbell issued sector research that included the company on October 29, 2013; FirstGroup. Transport analyst Gerald Khoo initiated coverage of the UK transportation sector on December 9, 2013.

(This communication is for information purposes only and should not be regarded as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell any security. Please visit our Conflicts of Interest policy for further information.)

Liberum places £30m Conygar preference shares to fund real estate portfolio

19 December 2013 | Advisory Work

Liberum has acted as financial adviser and sole bookrunner to The Conygar Investment Company plc in respect of its recent £30 million placing of zero dividend preference shares. The funds raised will be used to invest in Conygar’s existing portfolio of real estate assets. Please contact Tim Graham or Richard Bootle on +44 (0) 20 3100 2222.

€18.5m raised for Swedish peer-to-peer lender Trustbuddy

09 December 2013 | Advisory Work

Liberum has acted as Lead Broker/Adviser to Trustbuddy on a placing to raise €18.5m. Trustbuddy is a web-based community that provides a user friendly Person to Person (P2P) lending service and specialises in making life simpler for lenders or borrowers. For further information contact Simon Atkinson on +44 (0) 20 3100 2222.