Wunderlich names Holman as MD

Memphis-based investment bank and asset management firm Wunderlich has appointed Ben Holman as a managing director and head of its financial institutions group. Previously, Holman, who will be based in St. Louis, worked at Sterne Agee where he most recently served as a managing director.


MEMPHIS, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wunderlich, a leading full-service investment bank and asset management firm, is pleased to announce the hiring of Ben Holman as a managing director and head of the firm’s Financial Institutions Group (FIG). Holman will be based out of the firm’s St. Louis office and will continue to work with specialty finance companies including business development companies (BDCs), as well as specialty and diversified financial service, consumer finance and insurance companies.

Holman was most recently a managing director at Sterne Agee where he helped build their financial services practice and led the specialty finance group. Prior to Sterne Agee, Holman spent several years with Banc of America Securities in their FIG practice and subsequently joined Willis Securities, an insurance-focused investment banking boutique, to help launch a capital markets and advisory practice. Additionally, Holman worked with Franklin Square Capital Partners where he was involved in the public listing of FS Investment Corporation (FSIC) on the NYSE, as well as two significant institutional bond offerings.

“Building a strong investment banking team starts with hiring high-caliber talent. Ben’s expertise and impressive track record structuring and executing innovative capital markets transactions will both strengthen existing client relationships as well as expand our FIG practice,” said Joe Schimmelpfennig, head of Wunderlich Investment Banking. “We are extremely pleased to have him on board and look forward to the leadership he will bring to our growing investment banking team.”

Holman received his MBA from Washington University’s Olin Business School and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Wunderlich Investment Banking combines the senior-level attention only a boutique can offer with the resources and experience of a large full-service investment banking firm. We advise our investment banking clients throughout their entire business lifecycle – managing public offerings of equity and debt securities, placing debt and equity securities in the private markets, and structuring and negotiating mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. Our team has advised hundreds of clients across our seven industry sectors and is dedicated to building trusted relationships with our clients.

About Wunderlich
Established in 1996, Wunderlich provides individuals, corporations and institutional clients with wealth management, equity research and investment banking, and fixed income sales and trading. Wunderlich, headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, has more than 30 offices in 18 states and over 500 associated professionals. Additional information can be found at www.wunderlichsecurities.com.