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Brean Capital taps ex-Goldman Sachs exec for MD and capital markets head

Brean Capital has named Christopher Hogg as managing director and capital markets head for both debt and equity transactions. Hogg’s work background includes serving as product development head and also FIG capital markets head at Goldman Sachs. He has also worked at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Macquarie Capital and InCapital.

PRESS RELEASE

New York, NY, June 9, 2016 (Newswire.com) – Brean Capital, LLC today announces the addition of Christopher Hogg, as Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets for both debt and equity transactions.

“We are extremely excited to have Chris join our team. The experience and skillsets he brings to Brean will help us to better serve our financial institution clients by leveraging off our distribution platform to provide financing, as well as asset side services,” said Robert Fine, Chief Executive Officer. Peter McNierney, Head of Investment Banking and Equities said, “Our plan is to fully integrate Chris’ liability-side business into our existing strong asset side business.”

“We are extremely excited to have Chris join our team. The experience and skillsets he brings to Brean will help us to better serve our financial institution clients by leveraging off our distribution platform to provide financing, as well as asset side services.”

Mr. Hogg is a Wall Street veteran, who spent 23 years of his career at Goldman Sachs, where he was Head of New Product Development and Head of FIG Capital Markets. In those dual roles, Chris was responsible for the development of the trust preferred/capital securities product, which became a major capital-raising strategy for banks, insurers and other financial institutions around the world. Chris was responsible for billions of dollars of issuance in this space.
After Goldman, Chris worked at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Macquarie Capital and InCapital. His role at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch was similar to the one he held at Goldman Sachs. However, Chris became more involved in private placements, as well as smaller, tailored public capital and debt raisings. This marked a transition from focusing on larger financial institutions to smaller companies, particularly regional and community banks, smaller insurers and finance companies.

While at Macquarie, Chris did the First Kroll Bond (“KBRA”)-rated capital raising for a community bank, for United Community Bank of Georgia. Chris also worked on a private placement of a $2 Billion “Sidecar” fund investing in commercial aircraft leases for Air Lease Corporation, whose A- KBRA rating he also helped them attain.

Most recently, while at InCapital, Chris consummated capital and funding transactions for Everbank, Wintrust and Eaglepoint.

Chris graduated with an LLB (Hons) from Victoria University of Wellington in his native New Zealand. Chris also has a Masters of Law degree in securities law from Cornell Law School. Chris serves on the Executive Alumni Board of Cornell Law School.