NEW YORK, LONDON, HONG KONG and KUALA LUMPUR, June 10, 2013 – Jefferies today announced that it is entering into an alliance with KAF-Seagroatt & Campbell Securities Snd Bhd (KAF Securities) to distribute KAF Securities’ equity research on companies in Malaysia on a co-branded basis to Jefferies’ global base of institutional clients. The alliance, in which KAF Securities will also provide local equity broking services to Jefferies, is expected to launch in the next few weeks.
The KAF Group of Companies, of which KAF Securities is a member, is a diversified Malaysian financial services group focused on equity broking, investment banking, research, fund management and trustee services.
Michael Alexander, Chief Executive Officer of Jefferies Asia, commented, “We look forward to working alongside KAF Securities as part of our strategy to expand and strengthen Jefferies’ Pan-Asia equities business to further meet the needs of our global institutional client base. We continue to improve and expand our Pan-Asia equity research platform across the region to provide our global clients with valuable insight coupled with seamless execution and distribution.”
“KAF Securities will greatly benefit from Jefferies’ unparalleled global equities platform, and we believe that this new relationship will further strengthen our equity research business by leveraging Jefferies’ global equity distribution platform,” commented Datuk Khatijah binti Ahmad, Chairman, KAF Group.
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