Sterne Agee expands financial technology investment banking franchise

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Sterne Agee, one of the oldest and largest privately-owned investment banking and brokerage firms in the USA has announced that Alex Alden will join the firm's San Francisco office as Managing Director in the Investment Banking Division.

'We are very excited to have Alex on board as we expand our Financial Technology Investment Banking franchise', said Ryan Medo, Executive Managing Director of the Equity Capital Markets Division. 'Alex's significant experience and relationships will be an invaluable resource to Sterne Agee as we continue to expand our Investment Banking Group'.

Alden has a proven, long-term track record executing mergers and acquisitions and leading equity and debt capital markets transactions for financial technology firms across a wide range of payments and markets-related industries. His appointment is just another example of Sterne Agee's continued growth and commitment to expanding its coverage to clients.

'I am extremely pleased to join one of the fastest growing and most successful full-service investment banks in the country. The continued expansion of its highly skilled professional staff and constant addition of new product and client-service capabilities makes Sterne Agee among the most competitive firms in our industry from which to serve clients both large and small', said Alden.

Alden comes to Sterne Agee from UBS Investment Bank and previously worked at JMP Securities, Banc of America Securities and Putnam Lovell Securities where he advised a wide array of financial technology clients as well as a range of traditional financial services firms.

He holds a joint BSBA degree in finance and international business from Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.

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