Jefferies

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jefferies Further Extends Equities Business with Alliance with Evans and Partners in Australia

NEW YORK, LONDON, HONG KONG and MELBOURNE, November 4, 2013 – Jefferies today announced that it is entering into an alliance to distribute Evans and Partners’ equity research on companies in Australia on a co-branded basis to Jefferies’ institutional clients around the world. 

The alliance, in which Evans and Partners will also provide local equity broking services to Jefferies, is expected to launch in the next few weeks. Evans and Partners is an independent investment house providing comprehensive wealth management solutions for private clients, institutions and corporations.

Over the last several months, Jefferies has formed similar alliances to broaden Jefferies' research offering to its global client base with Mirae Asset Securities in South Korea, Asia Plus in Thailand, Indo Premier in Indonesia and KAF Securities in Malaysia.

Michael Alexander, Chief Executive Officer of Jefferies Asia, commented, “We are pleased to join forces with Evans and Partners as we expand and strengthen Jefferies’ Pan-Asia equities business to meet the evolving needs of our institutional client base.  We continue to build out our Pan-Asia equities platform across the region to provide our global clients with best-in-class regional insights coupled with flawless execution and distribution.”

“At Jefferies, we are committed to continuously refining and expanding the firm's 50-year equity franchise with an emphasis on serving the needs of our global investor client base," added Peter Forlenza, Global Head of Equities at Jefferies.

“Evans and Partners will benefit from Jefferies’ robust global equities platform, and we believe that this new relationship will further strengthen our existing business by leveraging Jefferies’ global equity distribution platform,” commented David Evans, Executive Chairman, Evans and Partners.

Jefferies’ global equity research consists of 138 analysts covering over 1,600 stocks from research centers in London, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Singapore, Tokyo, Houston, Nashville, New York and San Francisco. The firm’s global coverage includes Economics & Strategy, Business Services, Consumer, Energy, Financial Services, Insurance, Healthcare, Industrials, Internet and Interactive Entertainment, Maritime, Media, Metals & Mining, MLPs, REITs, Technology, Telecommunications, Travel & Leisure and Utilities. 

To learn more about Jefferies equity research capabilities or to receive Jefferies research, please contact your Jefferies representative.

Jefferies, the global investment banking firm focused on serving clients for over 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. Jefferies Group LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE: LUK), a diversified holding company.

For further information, please contact:

Richard Khaleel, Jefferies, +1 212 284 2556, rkhaleel@jefferies.com
Sara-Louise Boyes, Jefferies, +44 (0)20 7029 8022, sboyes@jefferies.com