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SunTrust Robinson Humphrey hires Cantor Fitzgerald managing director

SunTrust Robinson Humphrey hired Youssef Squali as managing director and senior analyst covering the internet and digital media sector. Squali previously worked at Cantor Fitzgerald as managing director and global head of internet research, and before that at Jefferies.

Press Release

SunTrust Robinson Humphrey (STRH) has hired Youssef Squali as managing director and senior analyst responsible for coverage of the Internet and Digital Media sector. Squali has extensive expertise in this sector with more than 25 years of experience covering the Internet space as a senior publishing analyst on both the sell-side and buy-side.

“Youssef is well regarded as a long – standing thought leader and subject matter expert in the Internet and Digital Media vertical. He has a strong reputation among institutional clients, senior management teams and Internet industry insiders for his unique insights, alpha generation, professionalism, and teamwork, and we are very proud to welcome Youssef to SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. His hiring is another example of how we are continuing to invest in Equity Research to bolster our expertise, capabilities, and commitment to our institutional clients,” said Robert Popowski, head of Sales, Trading, and Research at STRH.

For the past five years, Squali served as managing director and global head of Internet Research at Cantor Fitzgerald, and was previously with Jefferies for eight years as a managing director. In addition, he has held roles at First Albany and ING Barings Furman Selz. Squali earned his undergraduate degree in economics from the American Business School in Paris, and a MBA from the University of Hartford. Squali will be based in New York, NY and will work closely with current Media, Entertainment, and Interactive Gaming senior analyst Matthew Thornton.

About SunTrust Robinson Humphrey

SunTrust Robinson Humphrey® is the trade name for the corporate and investment banking services of SunTrust Banks, Inc. and its subsidiaries. Securities and strategic advisory services are provided by SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., member FINRA and SIPC. │ SunTrust Robinson Humphrey has extensive experience working with public and private companies of all sizes – from emerging growth to the Fortune 500. SunTrust Robinson Humphrey offers an array of solutions for companies across all industries while providing in-depth industry expertise and dedicated corporate and investment banking practices for certain core sectors, including business services, financial sponsors, building products, healthcare, consumer and retail, media and communications, energy, transportation, financial services and technology, and real estate. SunTrust Robinson Humphrey’s internet address is