NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--United First Partners (UFP), a global financial services firm renowned for its leading Special Situations Research offering, is proud to announce the strategic hiring of an accomplished equity derivatives trio that had previously worked together at Jefferies LLC: Michael Cohen, Russ Marcus, and John Naso.
Michael, Russ, and John bring a wealth of experience and a proven track record in equity derivatives, further bolstering UFP’s competitive position and helping it to fulfill its mission of providing first class M&A and Special Situation solutions across asset classes. Michael Cohen joined as a Senior Managing Director after a tenure at SVB Securities, Russ Marcus joined as a Senior Managing Director directly from Jefferies, and John Naso joins as a Managing Director following a tenure at JonesTrading.
“We are excited to welcome Michael, Russ, and John to the United First Partners family,” said Michael Hadjedj, CEO and Founder of United First Partners. “Their expertise, combined with our world-class special situations offering, will enable us to expand the breadth of our derivatives business and marks another meaningful milestone in our firm’s efforts to provide our clients with exceptional and differentiated services. This reunion is a testament to our dedication to assembling the finest talent in the industry.”
Throughout their careers, Michael, Russ, and John achieved remarkable success and built a strong reputation for fostering client relationships, managing large order flow, and developing innovative and customized equity derivatives strategies. Their integration into the UFP derivatives desk is a testament to the company’s strategic vision and its dedication to maintaining and enhancing its competitive edge in the global financial landscape.
About United First Partners:
United First Partners is a leading financial firm, recognized globally for its innovative Special Situations offering. With a commitment to innovation and client-centric services, UFP is constantly striving to meet the evolving needs of its sophisticated clientele. United First Partners is a FINRA registered member.