John A. Sipp Joins Moelis & Company as a Managing Director

New York, January 07, 2010

Moelis & Company announced today that John A. Sipp has joined the firm as a Managing Director, focusing on coverage of the insurance industry. Mr. Sipp has over 23 years of investment banking experience and was most recently a Managing Director and Head of the Insurance Investment Banking Group for the Americas at Credit Suisse. He is based at Moelis & Company’s headquarters in New York.

Mr. Sipp joined Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in 1998 as a Managing Director in the Financial Institutions Group. Following the firm’s acquisition by Credit Suisse in 2000 he managed the group responsible for coverage of the insurance industry and worked closely with senior executives of insurance companies in the US, Europe and Asia on strategic and financial matters including capital raising, risk management, mergers and acquisitions and financings. He previously worked at UBS Investment Bank and also within the Financial Institutions Group at Goldman Sachs for 11 years.

“The financial services sector continues to be an area of increased activity, and our clients in this sector require experienced advisors to help develop strategies and evaluate potential opportunities amidst a rapidly changing landscape,” said Ken Moelis, Chief Executive Officer of Moelis & Company.  “Adding John’s insurance expertise to our seasoned Financial Institutions Group allows us to further broaden our global coverage of the sector and deliver independent advice and strategic solutions to our financial services clients.”

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