JMP Group Announces Addition of Devin Ryan to Equity Research Department

JMP Group Announces Addition of Devin Ryan to Equity Research Department

Managing Director to Cover Capital Markets Industry


SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- JMP Group Inc. (NYSE: JMP), an investment banking and alternative asset management firm, announced today that Devin P. Ryan has joined JMP Securities, JMP Group's broker-dealer subsidiary, as a managing director and senior research analyst following the capital markets industry, with a particular focus on the investment banking and brokerage sector. Mr. Ryan is based in the firm's New York office.

"Devin is well known by the buy-side and well respected by the companies he covers," said Tom Wright, director of equities at JMP Securities. "He has institutional relationships reaching back over a decade and an excellent understanding of the dynamics that shape the ever-changing capital markets environment. His addition strengthens JMP's already top-notch financial services equity research effort and is representative of the initiative underway at JMP to take the firm's institutional equities franchise to new heights."

Mr. Ryan previously spent more than eight years in equity research at Sandler O'Neill & Partners, concluding his tenure there as a managing director and senior analyst while covering a range of companies in the capital markets industry with business lines spanning investment banking and securities trading, asset and wealth management, and retail and commercial banking. During his time at Sandler O'Neill, Mr. Ryan was twice awarded the first-place spot in his sector in an annual ranking of all U.S. equity research analysts conducted by StarMine and published in The Financial Times. He began his Wall Street career in the institutional investor group at Citigroup Smith Barney. Mr. Ryan holds a BBA in management information systems from University of Notre Dame.

About JMP Group

JMP Group Inc. is a full-service investment banking and asset management firm that provides investment banking, sales and trading, and equity research services to corporate and institutional clients and alternative asset management products to institutional and high-net-worth investors. JMP Group operates through three subsidiaries: JMP Securities, Harvest Capital Strategies and JMP Credit Advisors. For more information, visit www.jmpg.com.

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