NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Academy Securities, a registered broker-dealer certified as a Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) today announced the addition of Skip D’Aliso and James Schneider to its Equities Division. Mr. D’Aliso and Mr. Schneider will also be working with Academy’s equity research partner, Alembic Global Advisors to provide equity research and corporate access events to Academy’s institutional clients. Mr. D’Aliso will be a Managing Director and senior equity salesman and Mr. Schneider will be a Managing Director and equity sales trader.
Mr. D’Aliso and Mr. Schneider bring over 50 years of combined Wall Street experience and extensive relationships within the investment management industry.
Mr. D’Aliso has over 25 years of experience in equity research sales including positions in product, account and sales management. Earlier in his career, at ABN Amro, he led the daily coordination of over 400 equity research analysts in 30 different countries to create one of the most highly regarded 24/7 global research platforms in the securities industry. After ABN Amro, he led efforts in both London and New York for Lehman to drive global product and account management capabilities. He then joined Wachovia, where for over 10 years at Wachovia and then Wells Fargo Securities he was involved in generalist equity sales and then established a specialized REIT marketing effort for Wells Fargo Securities, leading to significant share gains in secondary trading and the banking league tables.
“I’m pleased to be joining the rapidly growing equity platform provided by Academy Securities,” stated Mr. D’Aliso. “I believe that growth, coupled with the Firm’s mission of serving military veterans, is a compelling proposition.”
Mr. Schneider has spent nearly 25 years in financial services, with significant equity sales trading experience at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. and Lazard Freres & Co. For nearly seven years, he managed Brown Brothers Harriman’s Global Execution Management Services trading desk, which provided equity, option and fixed income execution capabilities to the firm’s international client base. He has a B.S. in Economics from King’s College, where he serves on the college’s Board of Directors, and an M.B.A. in Finance from Fordham University.
Mr. Schneider said “I am very excited to join Academy Securities and work in an environment that offers both an outstanding platform for client service and the opportunity to advance the important mission of training and mentoring our military veterans. This unique combination fosters a team based approach that will help ensure an outstanding client experience.”
“We are very pleased to expand our equity sales and trading capabilities and welcome Skip and Jim to the team,” said Chance Mims, Chairman and CEO at Academy Securities and former Naval Officer. “They bring a wealth of experience to our platform.”
Academy’s equity business continues to add new clients. Quinten Stevens, Head of Equities, Hassan Ahmed, Head of Global Research and Stephen Matthews, Head of Equity Sales and Sales Trading stated, “We are delighted that experienced and talented individuals like Skip and Jim choose to join our platform, recognizing the potential to continue building a high-quality equity business. The levels of experience of these two Wall Street veterans will greatly enhance our equity capabilities.”
About Academy Securities and Alembic Global Advisors
Academy Securities is a preeminent disabled veteran owned investment bank with strength in capital markets, public finance, fixed income and equity trading. Leadership and staff have had intensive military training prior to entering and gaining in depth financial services experience in global capital markets. We are mission driven with a high ethical code, a solid sense of accountability and strive for excellence in the pursuit of our clients’ success. Intellectual assets, strong visionary leaders and a proud team commitment bring out the best in each other for the benefit of our clients. Academy is our nation’s first and only post-9/11 disabled veteran owned investment bank and is a certified as a DVBE, SDVOSB, and MBE. The firm has a strong top and middle tier client base served by a national platform with offices in New York, Chicago, Boston, San Diego and Chapel Hill. On September 6th, 2016, Academy Securities and Alembic Global Advisors announced the combination of their equity businesses. Alembic Global Advisors (www.alembicglobal.com) is an affiliated equity research firm offering differentiated, experienced financial analysis on a variety of global industrial sectors including chemicals, exploration and production, engineering and construction, industrial technology, building materials and ATM technology. Alembic Global Advisors employees are all FINRA registered with Academy Securities. Information about Academy Securities is available at www.academysecurities.com.