NEW YORK, LONDON, HONG KONG, October 3, 2012 – Jefferies today announced the celebration of its 50th anniversary of serving clients. Incorporated on October 2, 1962, today Jefferies is a global leader in providing insight, expertise and execution to investors, companies and governments.
Richard B. Handler, Jefferies Chairman and CEO, commented, “We are very pleased to celebrate our firm’s 50th anniversary of serving clients. Jefferies was founded in 1962 to improve clients' liquidity by creating a “third market” that efficiently matched equity buyers and sellers to achieve the best execution possible. This unconventional approach on which our firm was founded uniquely prioritized the objectives of our clients and continues to demonstrate the same principles that guide us today. Jefferies is now a global, full-service investment bank where ‘Clients First’ is not just a thought—it has been our core value for 50 years and will continue to be the philosophy that drives every one of us."
Brian P. Friedman, Chairman of the Executive Committee of Jefferies, added, “For 50 years now, Jefferies has uniquely thrived as one firm passionately focused on helping our clients achieve their goals. Our clients’ success has always been the foundation for our own, and our more than 3,800 talented employee-partners in 30 cities across the globe remain dedicated to partnering with and serving clients worldwide for the next 50 years.”
Jefferies Group, Inc. (NYSE: JEF), the global investment banking firm focused on serving clients for 50 years, is a leader in providing insight, expertise and execution to investors, companies and governments. The firm provides a full range of investment banking, sales, trading, research and strategy across the spectrum of equities, fixed income, foreign exchange, futures and commodities, and also select asset and wealth management strategies, in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
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