Collins Stewart Appoints Media Analyst

15 September 2009

Collins Stewart, a leading independent financial advisory group, is pleased to announcethe strengthening of its pan-European equity research team with the appointment of Simon Davies as Media Analyst.

Simon joins from RBS (ABN Amro) where he was a Media Analyst and Head of Small and Mid-CapResearch. Simon had been at RBS/ABN Amro since 1998 prior to which he was a journalist at the Financial Times. In the 2009 Extel Survey, Simon was rated #2 for UK Small Cap Media Research and rated #2 for AllUK Small Cap Research.

This appointment follows a series of hires announced recently across Collins Stewart's Corporate Brokingand Securities divisions. Earlier this month, Tom Saunders and George Moffet joined from JPMorgan Cazenove and Cazenove & Co respectively as pan-European large cap sales traders. In August, Martin Francis joined the sales trading team from MF Global. Julian Smith joined as a Managing Director of Corporate Broking from Dresdner Kleinwort; Stuart Galvin and Andrew Kilpatrick were appointed from HSBC and UBS respectively to form a new Convertible Bond Sales & Trading Team; and three analysts were appointed including Morten Singleton joining from Oriel to cover pan-European Telecoms, Greg Lawless, previously at HSBC joins to cover pan-European Retail, and Robin Savage joins from KBC Peel Hunt as a UK General Financials Analyst in the Small and Mid-Cap Research Team.

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