NEW YORK, NY – (NewMediaWire) – November 15, 2022 – EF Hutton, division of Benchmark Investments LLC (“EF Hutton”) announced today Edward Najarian has been appointed Senior Managing Director in the Equity Research Department. With over 20 years of experience as a sell-side equity research analyst covering the banking industry, Mr. Najarian will leverage his expertise in the financial services sector and equity research management. Mr. Najarian will lead the efforts to continue building a world class equity research platform focused on emerging growth and mid-cap companies.
Prior to joining EF Hutton, Mr. Najarian was a Partner and Senior Managing Director at ISI Group, now Evercore ISI. With direct responsibility for covering large-cap banks, Mr. Najarian served as the Head of US financial services equity research and was annually recognized as an Institutional Investor All-Star Large-Cap Bank Analyst from 2007 to 2012. Mr. Najarian also served as a Managing Director at Merrill Lynch, covering large-cap banks from 2004 to 2009 and mid-cap banks from 2000 to 2004.
“Building a top tier research platform has been a key priority for the management team at EF Hutton. We welcome Ed Najarian as a highly respected Institutional Investor equity analyst, who will greatly enhance the overall breadth of equity research offerings at EF Hutton,” said Joseph T. Rallo, CEO of EF Hutton.
EF Hutton President David W. Boral stated, “We are excited to have Ed Najarian join EF Hutton to lead and build the outstanding research platform currently provided by our equity analysts.”
Ed Najarian, Senior Managing Director in the Equity Research Department commented, “EF Hutton is a high-growth, fast paced global investment bank with an outstanding management team that continues to invest in equity research and delivering equity insights to their growing roster of clients. I look forward to working with the entire team and further building EF Hutton’s equity research platform.”
About EF Hutton
EF Hutton (formerly Kingswood Capital Markets), division of Benchmark Investments, LLC is a global, full-service investment bank headquartered in New York, New York. EF Hutton is a division of Benchmark Investments, LLC, a subsidiary of Kingswood US, LLC, an indirect subsidiary of Kingswood Holdings Limited (AIM: KWG). The synergies and direct access to Kingswood Holdings Limited provide EF Hutton with a unique global presence and broad platform outreach to ensure success for its clients.
About Kingswood Holdings Limited
Kingswood Holdings Limited (trading as Kingswood) is an AIM-listed (AIM:KWG) international, fully integrated wealth management firm with approximately 18,000 active clients and approximately $8.7 billion of assets under advice and management. Securities are offered through Benchmark Investments, LLC, Member FINRA/SIPC.
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