NEW YORK, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray
(Piper Jaffray) is pleased to announce that Peter H. Oakes has joined the firm
as a senior research analyst covering the restaurant sector. He will be based
in the firm's New York office.
Oakes was most recently with Merrill Lynch and Co. in New York, where he
was a first vice president and senior equity analyst focused on the restaurant
sector. During his 15-year tenure at Merrill Lynch, Oakes was recognized as an
All-Star Analyst for the past 11 years by Institutional Investor and was
inducted into the Wall Street Journal Analyst Hall of Fame in 1999.
Joining Oakes from Merrill Lynch is his teammate of six years, Scott
Waltmann. Waltmann will be an analyst on Piper Jaffray's restaurant research
team, which also includes Lana Lazarus.
"With over 18 years of exceptional experience on Wall Street and numerous
accolades and top industry rankings for his work covering the restaurant
sector, we are thrilled to have Peter join our consumer research platform,"
said Robert Peterson, head of Investment Research at U.S. Bancorp Piper
"I am truly excited about joining Piper Jaffray's already well-recognized
restaurant sector research franchise," said Oakes.
Oakes holds a master's degree in business administration from the Ohio
State University in Columbus and a bachelor's degree in accounting from Miami
University in Oxford, Ohio. He lives in Summit, N.J., with his wife Ann.
U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray, a subsidiary of the consolidated group of U.S.
Bancorp (NYSE: USB), is a focused securities firm comprised of two revenue-
generating segments -- Capital Markets and Private Client Services. Clients
of both segments are supported by Investment Research, an independent group
reporting to the CEO. The firm provides a full range of investment products
and services to individuals, institutions and businesses. The firm has over
124 offices in 25 states across the country. U.S. Bancorp offers a
comprehensive range of financial solutions through U.S. Bank, U.S. Bancorp
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