Mischler Financial Group Announces 2017 Annual Veterans Day Pledge

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Newport Beach, CA & Stamford, CT –November 1, 2017 —Each year, Mischler Financial Group, Inc., the securities industry’s oldest minority broker-dealer owned and operated by service-disabled veterans pledges a percentage of the firm’s profits to veteran and service-disabled veteran philanthropies as part of its annual Veterans Day charitable initiative. This year, Mischler is proud to announce that Children of Fallen Patriots (CFPF) will be the recipient of the proceeds. Established in 2002, CFPF supports Gold Star families with college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. Since its inception, CFPF has provided the runway to educational success for young men and women throughout the United States.

Dean Chamberlain, Chief Executive Officer of Mischler Financial Group stated, “Since we opened our doors nearly 25 years ago, our mission has been binary. Our business ethos is to not only serve the marketplace needs of Issuers, state and local governments and institutional investment managers with the highest degree of market proficiency and integrity, but to also share the rewards of our efforts by supporting men and women injured while defending our freedoms and the families of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.” Added Chamberlain, “Thanks to the opportunities presented by our clients, we take great pride in paying forward by supporting carefully selected philanthropies throughout the year. When paying tribute to Veterans Day in particular, we believe CFPF exemplifies Gold Star recognition.”

 

mischler-cfpf-veterans-dayAbout Children of Fallen Patriots

Nearly 20,000 dependents have been left behind by troops killed in the line of duty over the last 35 years. Many surviving families struggle to make ends meet with 63% of surviving spouses making less than $50,000 per year. CFPF scholarships and financial assistance, funded by loyal donors and corporate sponsors, have assisted nearly 1000 bright and motivated students throughout their undergraduate studies. The vision of CFPF is to ensure that every child of a fallen patriot receives all necessary college funding. The organization’s website is www.fallenpatriots.org

 

 

mischler-veterans-day-pledge-brokerdealerAbout Mischler Financial Group

Mischler Financial Group, Inc. is a federally-certified Service-Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise (SDVOSB). We provide capital markets services across primary debt and equity markets, secondary market agency-only execution within the global equities and fixed income markets, and asset management for liquid and alternative investment strategies. Clients of the firm include leading institutional investment managers, Fortune corporate treasurers and municipal officials, public plan sponsors, endowments, and foundations. The firm’s website is located at http://www.mischlerfinancial.com.

 

Boutique Broker-Dealers Grab Equities Orders Away from Bulge Bracket

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Regional and Boutique Broker-Dealers are in land grab mode for institutional execution business as the ‘six-pack’ aka bulge bracket firms find themselves continuously paring back staff and reducing services due to the costs associated with each part of their business pods. The small and mid-size “agency-only” equities execution firms are increasingly gaining share, yet at the same time, institutional brokerage commission schemes for equities execution remains in a downward spiral. The exception, according to a recent study by Greenwich Associates, is “the boutique firms that provide a combination of high-touch service along with high-tech execution tools will stand out among those vying for business from the investment manager community.”

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Larry Peruzzi, Mischler Financial Group

According to Larry Peruzzi, Managing Director and Head of International Equities for agency-only firm Mischler Financial Group, “The feedback we continue to hear from buy-side traders is consistent with the latest Greenwich Associates survey; investment managers want premium high-touch coverage from boutique BDs that can also provide best-in-class order routing and trade execution technologies.” Added Peruzzi, “Large investment managers are still looking to a broker’s research capabilities in the course of adding to a broker-rotation schedule, but the unbundling movement has made independent equities research, including those that have ‘buy-sell-hold’ recommendations, a commodity item that can be obtained away from those captive investment manager-executing broker relationships.”

(Traders Magazine Aug 2 2016)– As ‘bulge bracket’ brokers are faced with ever tightening budgets and focusing more on their larger institution accounts, the mid- and small-size brokers are poised to snatch up those clients left without an executing broker.

The bulge firms, after years of shrinking commissions amid a unique confluence decreased trading volumes, increased technology spend and a heavier regulatory compliance burden have shed staff and cut costs to the bare bone. Thus, having to make due with smaller trading desks and providing a modicum of service expected from the top tier banks, other brokers have been able to step in and grab underserved customers. And more importantly, the commissions that come along with providing both execution and research services.

“We’re definitely seeing this trend right before our eyes here,” said Doug Rivelli, co-head of US equity sales and trading at Auerbach Grayson. “As the trend of unbundling commissions has taken hold on a global scale, the traditional trading desk has had to become more focused on execution quality and broker trading services and firms like us have been able to capture market share.”

This phenomenon was reported also by market consultancy Greenwich Associates, who reported this week that mid-sized/regional brokers’ share of commission payments from institutional U.S. equity trades is increasing.

According to Greenwich, a s recently as 2007, the nine leading bulge-bracket brokers captured 78% of commissions paid by institutional investors on trades of U.S. equities. This year, they are claiming only 60%–down a full two percentage points from 2015. Much of the lost share has flowed to mid-sized/regional dealers, which as a group now take home 28% of U.S. equity commissions, up from just 11% in 2007.

To continue reading the coverage from Traders Magazine senior editor John D’Antona, please click here

 

Stamford CT Broker-Dealer Hiring

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While the ’6-pack banks’ are continuing to shave their employee count, opportunities abound courtesy of boutique broker-dealers who are seizing the moment and boosting hiring across various practice areas, including fixed income operations. Stamford CT-based broker-dealer Mischler Financial Group (co-headquarted in Newport Beach, CA) and the industry’s oldest minority broker owned and operated by Service-Disabled Veterans is looking for a few good men and women.

Per below job posting, along with all other career opportunities posted to the firm’s website, SDVs and military veterans get the first shot at career opportunities available at each of the firm’s 8 offices nationwide. Mischler Financial Group has been recognized in each of 2014, 2015 and 2016 by Wall Street Letter’s Annual Award “Best Research / Broker-Dealer”

Job Title: Fixed Income Analyst / Operationsmischler financial

Job Description:
Support Capital Markets front office in a primary and backup capacity along with auxiliary support to the Sales & Trading.  Essential duties and skills include:
•    Assist Capital Markets Team on all deal-related responsibilities. These include, but are not limited to compliance requirements, order book management, allocation, processing, reporting, post transaction settlement
•    Monitor front to back trade flow and ensure all trades are captured properly; reconcile trades in timely and accurate manner; book, report, and confirm new trades
•    Assist in resolving trade discrepancies caused from failures, breaks, discrepancies, etc.; Provide product control support relating to profit and loss issues
•    Provide excellent and outstanding customer service; Develop standard processes to route customer queries to correct department for timely resolution
•    Continually modify and improve on existing internal processes and systems as well as new ones
•    Assist in creation and maintenance of Mischler Financial Group’s marketing materials
•    Assist in general business development and administration

For the full opportunity, including required qualifications, please visit Mischler Financial Group Inc.’s Job Opportunities page

 

BNY Mellon-A Bank That Gives Bank

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BNY Mellon ‘Gets It’ and Also Gives It Back.

(MarketsMuse.com)-With close-on $29Trillion in deposits and $1.3Trillion in AUM, BNY Mellon (NYSE:BK), the oldest bank in the U.S. is not just the country’s biggest, it ranks as one of the world’s biggest banks. Hundreds of financial industry professionals now working across the financial markets ecosystem are alumni of BNY Mellon, long-recognized as the top training ground for those who aspire to long-term professional careers within financial services.

While many “BNY” alum (including MarketsMuse senior editor) fondly recall an on-boarding process in which mentors made humorous reference to Alexander Hamilton’s orders to his top executives immediately prior to his ill-fated duel with Aaron Burr (“Don’t do anything until I return..”), most followers of BNY Mellon know that its culture is driven by perseverance and a focus to make sure no stone be left un-turned in the course of overcoming a challenge. In that spirit, a young, London-based BNY Mellon exec by the name of Charlie Thompson, a former professional Rugby star who cashed-in his sports career in favor of banking, deserves a hero’s award for re-uniting an industry colleague and highly-decorated Vietnam War hero and currently Managing Director, Public Finance for minority broker-dealer Mischler Financial Group with an invaluable piece of his personal history.

While Thompson was on holiday last year touring Vietnam, he came across a souvenir hut whose items included a set of US military dog-tags and  purchased them with the goal of hopefully tracking down the owner and returning them. It turns out those dog-tags had been lost nearly 48 years ago by former US Marine Infantry Officer Rick Tilghman, who while serving in Southeast Asia, was awarded not one, but two Purple Hearts and The Bronze Star (with Valor).

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This BrokerDealer Gives Back and Helps Lead The Way

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BrokerDealer.com blog update is honored to re-play the news update profiling minority brokerdealer Mischler Financial’s mission to support Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund, the non-profit dedicated to supporting the families of US Army Rangers killed in the line of duty and service-disabled Rangers and their families in need of financial support that is not made available by the federal government.

(r) Mischler Fixed Income Trader Glen Capelo (c) Duke University Coach K” Krzyzewski (r) Mischler CEO Dean Chamberlain

(r) Mischler Fixed Income Trader Glen Capelo (c) Duke University Coach K” Krzyzewski (r) Mischler CEO Dean Chamberlain

Oct 5 2015–Stamford, CT and Newport Beach CA–Mischler Financial Group, Inc., the financial industry’s oldest and largest institutional brokerage and investment bank owned and operated by Service-Disabled Veterans is pleased to have served as a Silver Sponsor for the 2015 Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund Gala. Silver Sponsors contributed a minimum of $25,000; proceeds to Lead The Way are dedicated to support service-disabled US Army Rangers and the families of Rangers who have died, have been injured or currently serving in harm’s way around the world.

This year’s annual gala took place September 30 at New York’s Chelsea Piers and NBC News Anchor Tom Brokaw served as Master of Ceremonies. The 2015 Lead The Way event paid tribute to 5-time NCAA champion and college basketball legend Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski, a US Military Academy at West Point Graduate (USMA ’69) and a former classmate of Mischler’s Founder and Chairman Walt Mischler. Coach K served two tours of duty prior to his career as a world famous university basketball coach.

Mischler Financial’s VP of Capital Markets Robert MacLean (USMA ’02), who served seven years as a US Army Ranger and is a two-time recipient of the Bronze Star, served as a member of this year’s Lead The Way Fund Host Committee. MacLean shared that honor with a short list of military veterans who have since forged a path on Wall Street at firms that include among others, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, UBS, Credit Suisse, Barclays, and Fortress Investment Group.

After Coach K retired as a Captain in the US Army, he then served five years as Head Coach for the USMA before accepting the role of Head Basketball Coach for Duke University’s Blue Devils in 1980. During the past 35 years, Coach K has not only led his team to five NCAA champions, he has dedicated the past nearly four decades to contributing his thought leadership to an assortment of national and local philanthropic initiatives.

Stated Mischler Financial Group CEO Dean Chamberlain, also an alumnus of the USMA (’85) who served two tours of duty prior to injuries sustained in the line of duty, “In addition to personal contributions on the part of our firm’s leaders, Mischler provides year-round support to a select group of military veteran and SDV-focused philanthropies and we are particularly honored and proud to continue our ongoing support of Lead The Way, one of the most impactful organizations dedicated to providing assistance to military veterans and their families.”