LONDON, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Oppenheimer Europe Ltd., a subsidiary of Oppenheimer Holdings (NYSE: OPY), is pleased to announce that the firm has opened a new branch on the Isle of Jersey at 43 Hillgrove Street in the parish of St. Helier as part of its London Fixed Income business.
"Our presence in the Channel Islands will serve as a platform to support middle-market institutional clients across Europe as well as other sophisticated investors who seek the value-added services we have successfully provided in the U.S.," stated Robert S. Lowenthal, Senior Managing Director - Head of Global Fixed Income Sales and Trading.
Paul Tanner, a Managing Director based in London, established the Fixed Income Sales and Trading Desk in December of 2008. Paul has selected three individuals to staff the new branch:
Simon A. Bakewell, as Managing Director - Institutional Fixed Income, joins Oppenheimer from Bridport & Co. (Jersey) Limited, where he traded in the full spectrum of fixed income securities and equities, and rose to a position of responsibility in fixed income sales & trading and research.
"After working at a small boutique, I wanted to be part of a global firm," Simon Bakewell says. "I have always had great respect for Oppenheimer's franchise, and look forward to representing its presence in Jersey."
Two other professionals have joined Simon Bakewell, also from Bridport. Gary Drakes holds the designation of Chartered Market Technician (CMT). David Reid, who holds the UKSIP Investment Management Certificate (IMC).
"We are pleased to introduce Oppenheimer to the Isle of Jersey. This new branch will enable us to build upon our reputation for high-touch service, expanding on what our fixed income and equity teams have created in London," says Max Lami, CEO of Oppenheimer Europe Ltd.
Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. (Oppenheimer), a principal subsidiary of Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. (OPY on the New York Stock Exchange), and its affiliates provide a full range of wealth management, securities brokerage and investment banking services to high-net-worth individuals, families, corporate executives, local governments, businesses and institutions.
Certain statements in this release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, as discussed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
SOURCE Oppenheimer Europe Ltd.