MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray
(Piper Jaffray) is pleased to announce the promotion of Peter Swanson to vice
president and senior research analyst, covering financial technologies and
services companies. His coverage area will include payment technology and
service enablers, financial technology infrastructure enablers and brokerage
technology and service enablers. Swanson is based in the firm's Minneapolis
Swanson has been a member of Piper Jaffray's financial technologies and
services research team since May 2000. Prior to joining Piper Jaffray,
Swanson served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.,
and Tucson, Ariz., working as an acquisition officer.
"Since joining Piper Jaffray's research team in 2000, Peter has more than
proven his abilities as a research analyst," said Robert W. Peterson, head of
Investment Research at Piper Jaffray. "We are thrilled to be promoting him to
senior research analyst and to be affording him the opportunity to lead the
firm's coverage of the financial technologies and services sector."
"Piper Jaffray has a long tradition of providing excellent growth company
investment research," said Swanson. "I look forward to contributing to the
future success of our financial services research platform."
Swanson holds a master's degree in business administration from the
University of West Florida in Pensacola, Fla., where he graduated Beta Gamma
Sigma. In addition, Swanson has a bachelor's degree in political science from
the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., where he received the
Major General Robert Smith Award for Excellence in Political Science. Swanson
also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA(R)) designation.
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
Asset Management, U.S. Bancorp Investments and U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray.
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