SOURCE: Divine Capital Markets LLC

January 27, 2010 13:47 ET

Divine Capital Announces International Trading Desk

Woman-Owned Firm Covering US, Europe and Asia

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 27, 2010) - New York based Divine Capital Markets LLC and Paris-based Global Equities SA are pleased to announce a strategic partnership that will bring together two leading independent brokerage firms. The partnership will allow for seamless equity and derivative coverage spanning US markets as well as developed Europe and developed Asia, with direct execution of single stock, stock options, ETFs, ETF options, and index options in all related markets.

Experienced trading staff will be available in New York and Paris, with full access beginning at 02:00 am EST (08:00 am CET) in order to provide competitively-priced expert execution services for institutional clients. Orders to execute can be entered via phone, FIX or DMA access. Clients will also benefit from the combined global outlook and experienced opinions of Divine's distinguished analyst team and Global Equities' renowned research group.

"We are excited to partner with a leading independent firm that caters to the institutional client. Global Equities' focus, like Divine's, is to advocate for clients in the marketplace," said Danielle Hughes, Founder and CEO of Divine Capital.

"Our strategy is to provide our clients with 24/6 access to the global marketplace through our network of local, experienced traders. We are pleased that our alliance with Global Equities takes us one step closer to achieving that goal," said Ms. Hughes.

Gilles Boyer, CEO of Global Equities, said, "To support our continued growth in the sales and trading segment, we needed a strategic partner with proven success in the brokerage industry in the United States. The partnership with Divine Capital Markets is firmly in line with a strategy that aims to affirm our presence as a key independent player within our sector in the major financial markets and confirms both companies' strategy to deliver independent and quality services that meet customers' needs."

About Divine Capital Markets

Divine Capital Markets LLC is a full service institutional brokerage firm dedicated to bringing top quality service and expertise in international and domestic equity trading, research and investment banking. We provide pathways to asset growth by partnering with our clients. We are advocates in the market through domestic and international execution, introductions and thematic research. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of ethics and transparency as we proudly service institutions hedge funds, pension funds and accredited investors. We believe communication is tantamount to an exceptional environment for our team and our partners.

About Global Equities

Global Equities SA is an independent institutional financial services company that operates essentially on equity and derivatives market intermediation. The company provides its clientele of institutional investors with pan European coverage with direct market access and execution ability on most world markets. With substantial expertise in the financial market universe and with its pan European coverage, Global Equities also intervenes in financial operations for midcaps (IPO, capital increases, public offerings, etc.). Global Equities has 65 staff, and is present in France and in Hong Kong.

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