SOURCE: Brean Murray & Co., Inc.

April 12, 2005 19:09 ET

Brean Murray & Co., Inc. Announces New Additions to Equity Research Department

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 12, 2005 -- Brean Murray & Co., Inc. announces today that Michael McTighe and James O'Brien have recently joined the company as senior analysts in the equity research department.

--  Michael McTighe, formerly of FAC Equities (a First Albany Company),
    joins as Vice President in the research department within the firm's
    consumer/retail sector.  Mr. McTighe's focus will be on the hardline
    subsector of the retail industry.  Prior to FAC Equities, Mr. McTighe spent
    nearly three years with the hardline retail research team at CIBC World
    Markets.
    
--  James O'Brien, formerly of Standard & Poors, joins as Vice President
    in the research department within our financial services practice.  Prior
    to Standard & Poors, Mr. O'Brien served as a senior analyst publishing on
    regional banks at Wells Fargo Investments.  Mr. O'Brien brings over seven
    years experience as an equity research analyst primarily covering the
    financial services sector.
    

"Expanding our research efforts in these two sectors with established industry professionals underscores both the firm's continued success and commitment to providing insightful equity research to the small cap theater," stated William McCluskey, CEO and president of Brean Murray & Co., Inc. Michael Perica, the director of research further notes that, "We are particularly encouraged regarding the additional investment opportunities and guidance our customers will accumulate from the efforts of Messrs. McTighe and O'Brien in the hardline retail and financial services sectors, respectively."

About Brean Murray & Co., Inc.

Brean Murray & Co. was founded in 1973 as a research-driven investment and merchant bank, focusing on emerging growth companies to provide clients with superior investment opportunities. As the firm has grown, our focus has remained on innovation and a commitment to outstanding client service. The firm's services include equity research, investment banking, institutional sales and trading, syndicate, and asset management. The firm's clients include institutional investors, high net worth individuals and corporations who use our capital markets services to take advantage of compelling market opportunities.

Contact Information

  • Michael Perica
    212-702-6500
    Brean Murray & Co., Inc.