For Immediate Release
April 02, 2009
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CastleOak Securities
Jon Watt

(BPRW) CastleOak Securities Expands Its Equity Capital Markets Team

(BLACK PRWIRE)(April 2, 2009) NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CastleOak Securities, L.P., announced today the addition of three seasoned industry veterans Ronald Dottin, Daniel Doo, and Gamal Walker to its equity capital markets team. Collectively, these individuals bring more than 35 years of experience in quantitative research, portfolio trading and sector coverage.
David R. Jones, President and Chief Executive Officer of CastleOak Securities, said, At CastleOak we are committed to providing best in class service. These recent additions highlight our dedication to our clients in these difficult times.
Mr. Dottin joins CastleOak Securities as a Managing Director and Chief Investment Strategist for the Equity Capital Markets division. Previously, Mr. Dottin launched and led the U.S. Quantitative Equity Strategy Research Team at J.P. Morgan. The group focused on creating alpha strategies and portfolio construction for large institutional clients. The investment ideas generated from his group were highlighted in financial media outlets such as CNBC and Bloomberg Television.
Prior to assuming this role, Mr. Dottin was a member of an Institutional Investor All-Star equity strategy team, which was widely recognized for being among the first on Wall Street to forecast the 2000 market decline. Mr. Dottin earned a bachelors degree in Economics at the University of Massachusetts with Phi Beta Kappa distinction.
Ronald Dottins extensive background in equity strategy and quantitative research will enable our equity team to provide value added content that suits our clients investment needs. Throughout his 11 years at JP Morgan he has shown a keen ability to cultivate great client relationships, added Mr. Jones.
Mr. Doo joins CastleOak as a Managing Director and will focus on the development of portfolio and index trading. Prior to joining CastleOak, he ran the index arbitrage proprietary trading desk at Nomura Securities. Mr. Doo earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and an MBA from The Stern School of Business at New York University.
Mr. Walker joins CastleOak as Director and will focus on the expansion of the firm�s agency trading business. Previously, he was a senior trader at Banc of America Securities and Citigroup. Mr. Walker earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Eisenberg School of Management.
Daniel Doo and Gamal Walker are highly capable and experienced industry professionals with strong backgrounds in equity trading. CastleOak is extremely fortunate to bring in such qualified and motivated people, and I look forward to working with them, said Mr. Jones.
About CastleOak Securities, L.P.
CastleOak Securities, L.P. is a leading minority-owned investment bank with an extensive suite of financial services including equity sales and trading, fixed income sales and trading, and financial advisory services. The firm offers clients expertise in primary and secondary market transactions, advice on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, valuations and general strategic assessments. Based in New York, with regional offices in Chicago and Atlanta, CastleOak is managed by a team of seasoned investment bankers who provide innovative, client-driven solutions that leverage their extensive professional experience, strong institutional relationships and keen market insight.
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