July 08, 2013
New York and Sydney, July 08, 2013
Moelis Australia Securities Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Moelis & Company the global independent investment bank, and Weeden & Co. LP, a US full service institutional equity and fixed income broker, today announced a strategic alliance to promote each company’s unique broker dealer offering to each other’s institutional clients. The alliance creates the opportunity to offer reciprocal broker to broker execution services and, subject to FINRA approval, for Weeden & Co. to distribute Moelis Australia Securities’ equity research and capital markets transactions into US institutions.
Weeden & Co. has hired Matthew McCloghry as a Managing Director, selling Australian securities to US institutions. Prior to this appointment, he worked as an equity salesman for Moelis Australia Securities, in Sydney, for five years.
Lance Lonergan, Co-CEO at Weeden & Co., said, “This partnership will provide client access to capital markets transactions, cutting edge research, and global best execution capabilities. By leveraging our respective franchises, we’re providing institutional clients with unique products and world class service.”
Simon Scott, Managing Director at Moelis Australia Securities in Sydney, said, “We are excited to partner with a highly regarded US broker dealer that has deep and long-standing relationships with a wide range of US institutional clients. In addition, Weeden is known for excellence in global execution and that is a new service we can offer to Moelis’ Australian customers that want to invest outside of our home market.”
Moelis & Company Australia is one of the country’s leading advisory, restructuring and equity capital markets franchises, having advised on several landmark transactions, including SAB Miller’s A$11.7bn acquisition of Foster’s, the A$3.4bn restructure of Nine Entertainment’s debt and Woolworth’s divestment of a A$1.4bn property portfolio by way of a listed, in-specie distribution.
About Weeden & Co.
Since 1922, Weeden & Co. has provided full service execution and trusted advice to over 1,500 US institutional investors on its platform that combines cutting edge technologies with a deep understanding of their clients’ business needs. Headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut, Weeden & Co. provides premier global outsourced trading solutions complementing a robust prime brokerage offering. For more information, please visit www.weedenco.com.
About Moelis & Company
Moelis & Company is a leading global independent investment bank that provides financial advisory, capital raising and asset management services to a broad client base including corporations, institutions and governments. With 600 employees, Moelis & Company serves its clients around the world through its offices in New York, Beijing, Boston, Chicago, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, Palo Alto, Paris and Sydney. For more information, please visit www.moelis.com.
Moelis Australia Securities Pty Ltd is the equities platform of Moelis & Company Australia and is a leader in the research, sales and execution of small-to-mid cap industrial companies. In addition to these securities, Moelis Australia specializes in REITs, Energy and Hedge Fund Advisory. It is a full trading participant on the Australian Securities Exchange and Chi-X Australia.
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