NEW YORK, April 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray
(Piper Jaffray) is pleased to announce that Thomas Wei has joined the firm's
Equity Capital Markets division as a senior research analyst covering
biotechnology with a focus on therapeutics. Wei joins the firm from Deutsche
Bank Securities in New York, where he was a research associate covering
biotechnology for the past three years. Prior to that, he was a research
associate at Adams, Harkness & Hill also covering biotechnology. Wei will be
located in Piper Jaffray's New York office.
"Thomas's deep educational background in biochemistry and finance coupled
with his Wall Street experience in covering biotechnology companies, will be a
welcomed addition to our current health care coverage," said Robert Peterson,
head of Equity Research at U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray.
Wei holds a bachelor's degree in biochemistry, from Harvard University in
Cambridge, Mass., and earned a master's of business administration degree from
Oxford University in Oxford, United Kingdom, under a Rhodes Scholarship.
"Having the opportunity to contribute to such a strong health care
research team at Piper Jaffray is very exciting," said Wei. "Piper Jaffray is
a firm with great people and rich culture and I look forward to bringing my
expertise in the biotechnology industry to the firm."
U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray, a subsidiary of Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp
(NYSE: USB), is a focused securities firm comprised of three divisions: Equity
Capital Markets, Fixed Income Capital Markets and Private Advisory Services.
The firm provides a full range of investment products and services to
individuals, institutions and businesses. The firm has over 120 offices in 24
states across the country. The Equity Capital Markets Division focuses on the
needs of growth companies in the health care, technology, financial
institutions, consumer and communications growth sectors. The firm has a
national reputation for its expertise in fundamental research and equity and
debt financing. The Fixed Income Capital Markets business provides bond
issuers, individual investors and institutional investors expertise in
investment banking, underwriting, trading, sales and research. The firm offers
innovative solutions in corporate and government debt financings with
particular expertise in corporate, health care/hospitals, real estate, higher
education and government debt. The Private Advisory Services division
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