26/07/2011 11:00AM Australia/Sydney
NEW YORK & LONDON & HONG KONG (BUSINESS WIRE)
In a further expansion of the firm’s global equity research effort,
Jefferies announced today the addition of Jason Kupferberg, Mark
Lipacis, David Reynolds and Robert Lea, who join the firm as Senior
Equity Research Analysts. Mr. Kupferberg will cover the Computer
Services and IT Consulting sectors and is based in New York, Mr. Lipacis
will cover the Semiconductor industry and is based in San Francisco, Mr.
Reynolds will cover the Internet sector and is based in London, and Mr.
Lea will cover the Semiconductor industry and is based in Hong Kong.
“We are extremely pleased to increase our research commitment within the
broader Technology, Internet, Media and Telecommunications sectors,”
commented Steven R. Black, Global Head of Equity Research at Jefferies.
“Jason, Mark, David and Robert are established analysts and we are
excited to welcome them to our team as part of the strategic build-out
of this dynamic and opportunity-rich industry.”
Jefferies’ broader Technology, Internet, Media and Telecom (TIMT) Equity
Research team is comprised of 25 senior analysts in New York, San
Francisco, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo covering the Computer Services &
IT Consulting, Data Networking and Wireless Equipment, Internet, Media,
Software, Technology Hardware, Telecom Equipment / Wireless, and
Telecommunications Services sectors.
Jefferies' global equities business provides full-service research,
sales and execution services across cash equities, electronic trading,
equity derivatives, exchange traded funds, convertibles, prime brokerage
and securities finance. The group is comprised of over 700 professionals
in research, sales, and trading, including over 250 research
professionals covering over 1,200 companies globally.
Mr. Kupferberg joins Jefferies from UBS, where he spent 10 years and was
a Senior Equity Research Analyst covering Computer Services and IT
Consulting companies. In 2010, he was a Runner Up in the Institutional
Investor analyst survey, and was ranked #3 in 2009. Previously, he
worked for Ernst & Young Consulting (now Capgemini). He received an MBA
from the Stern School of Business at New York University and a BS from
The George Washington University.
Mr. Lipacis joins Jefferies from Morgan Stanley, where he spent four
years and was a Managing Director and Senior Semiconductor Analyst. In
2010, he was a Runner Up in the Institutional Investor analyst
survey, ranked #3 in the Greenwich Associates poll, and ranked
highly in previous Wall Street Journal and StarMine polls where
he was recognized as the #1 Semiconductor stock picker by StarMine in
2009. Previously, he was a First Vice President and Senior Semiconductor
Analyst at Prudential, and prior to that a Director and Lead
Communications Semiconductor Analyst at Merrill Lynch. He received a MBA
from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and a
MS and BS in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University.
Mr. Reynolds brings to Jefferies more than ten years of industry
experience and was most recently a Senior Vice President in Equity
Research at JP Morgan, where he spent four years and led European
Technology coverage and was a Runner Up in the Institutional Investor analyst
survey. Previously, he spent four years at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson,
where he was a Director in Equity Research covering Technology
companies. Prior to that, he spent three years at KPMG after serving as
a Royal Marines Officer. He received a BSc from University College
Swansea and is a Chartered Accountant (ACA).
Mr. Lea has 15 years of industry experience and joins Jefferies from
UBS, where he was most recently a Portfolio Manager investing in the
Asia Technology sector in that firm’s Fundamental Investment Group.
Previously, he was Global Head of Memory Semiconductor Equity Research
at UBS and led coverage of the Korean and Taiwan Semiconductor sectors.
Prior to that, he covered UK Technology companies at UBS in London. Mr.
Lea has been consistently highly ranked in the Institutional
Investor, StarMine and Extel analyst surveys in both Asia and
Europe. He received a BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from
Imperial College, London and is a Chartered Accountant (ACA).
Jefferies Group, Inc. (NYSE: JEF), a global securities and investment
banking firm, has served companies and investors for nearly 50 years.