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March 2, 2012

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>>Dan Charney joins Cowen Group as managing director and co-head of equities in New York. Charney shares duties with Tom O'Mara, co-head of equities, in overseeing Cowen's domestic and international equity sales and trading businesses. Charney comes from Jefferies & Co. where he was most recently managing director and head of global electronic trading services and head of U.S. sales trading. Prior, he was head of West Coast equity distribution at UBS Securities. He reports to the chief executive of Cowen's broker-dealer business, Jeffrey Solomon.


>> Investment bank Merriman Capital has made five key hires for its trading execution and capital markets services groups.

In the trading execution group, Anthony Stamos joins as managing director and will be based in New York. Stamos, a 16-year veteran, comes from BGC/Cantor Fitzgerald and Direct Access Partners, where he specialized in technical trading of specific industry trends. He began his career on the Boston Stock Exchange.

Anthony LaBella, Kimberly Opiatowski and Wayne Yu also join the New York office as vice presidents. LaBella, a 17-year pro, is the former director of international trading at Direct Access Partners. Prior to that, he held sales trading positions at European Securities Network and ITG. Opiatowski, a 10-year veteran, comes to Merriman from Pali Capital where she covered both hedge funds and long-only accounts. Yu, a 13-year veteran, was most recently vice president of international equities trading at Jefferies & Co., where he focused on trading Asian and Canadian ADRs. He began his career as an international equities trader at Merrill Lynch.

In its capital markets services group, Joel Achramowicz joins as managing director of research and advisory services. Achramowicz, an 18-year veteran, has worked for Blaylock Robert Van, MDB Capital Group and Investec-PMG Capital. He is based in Merriman's San Francisco office.


>> Deutsche Bank hires Thomas Patrick as its new head of equity trading Americas, a new position. Patrick, a 30-year veteran, was formerly co-head of global banking and markets strategy for BofA Merrill. He joined Merrill Lynch in 1993. He will be based in New York and reports to Jeff Mayer, Deutsche Bank's head of corporate and investment banking for North America, and Garth Ritchie, global head of equities.


>>Brad Desjarlais joins Tourmaline Partners as a director covering Asian equities. Desjarlais, a 14-year veteran, was head trader at LR Global for the last four-and-a-half years. Prior to that, he was a trader at Trivium Capital Management and a senior equity trader at Columbia Management. He got his trading start at agency broker Instinet back in 1998.


>> Oppenheimer hires two professionals to run it's newly opened Chicago office.

Sales trader Donald O'Shaughnessy joins as a managing director and head of trading O'Shaughnessy, a 20-year veteran is charged with leading the new office and covering Midwest clients. Prior, he worked at Jefferies & Co. for four years as a sales trader covering the Midwest. He also did a stint at Susquehanna Financial in its Chicago office. He reports to Peter Feinberg, head of institutional equities trading.