CLSA Americas adds two as sales traders

CLSA‘s North American affiliate CLSA Americas has named James Maughan and Robert Obrien as sales traders for its institutional equity unit. Previously, Maughan worked at Evercore-ISI where he served as a managing director and senior sales trader while Obrien was a managing director and head of the private shares group at Wedbush Securities.

PRESS RELEASE

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CLSA Americas, the North American affiliate of Asia’s leading independent brokerage and investment group CLSA, is pleased to announce the hiring of James Maughan and Robert Obrien as sales traders within its institutional equity division.

Mr. Maughan joins CLSA Americas as a Director and will be based in New York. He was most recently with Evercore-ISI, where he was a Managing Director and senior sales trader, focused primarily on hedge funds. Prior to Evercore-ISI, he held senior positions at Collins Stewart and Thomas Weisel Partners. Mr. Maughan holds a BS in International Business from The College of New Jersey.

Mr. Obrien joins CLSA Americas as a Director and will be based in San Francisco. He was most recently with Wedbush Securities where he was a Managing Director and head of the private shares group. Prior to Wedbush, he held senior positions in institutional sales with BNY Convergex and Thomas Weisel Partners. Mr. Obrien holds a BS in Finance from SUNY Buffalo.

Rick Gould, CEO of CLSA Americas commented, “Jim and Bob are seasoned, top-tier equity professionals with strong client relationships and will greatly enhance our sales trading effort. These two hires are part of the ongoing expansion of our regional sales trading teams and reflect CLSA Americas’ commitment to building a world-class equity platform.”

Gould added, “Strengthening our trading capabilities allows us to deliver our award winning research product to clients, while providing them with seamless, high quality, execution services. I am thrilled to have both Jim and Bob join our growing team.“

About CLSA Americas, LLC
CLSA Americas is the North American affiliate of CLSA, Asia’s leading and longest-running independent brokerage and investment group. CLSA provides equity trading and execution services, corporate finance and asset management services to global corporate and institutional clients. CLSA established a US representative office in New York in 1986 to serve US fund managers investing into Asia and has the largest dedicated Asia-markets sales desk in North America. In 2009, CLSA initiated coverage on US equities and today has a staff of approximately 200 in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, New York and San Francisco. For more information please visit www.clsa.com.