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Giving Back to Veterans, Hollywood-Style
January 2014      Giving Back   

The Mischler Financial Group team salutes Steve Peck, son of legendary film actor Gregory Peck, for his role in giving back to military veterans.

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Mischler Embraces Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation at Star-Studded Fundraiser
December 2013      Company News, Giving Back, News and Information   
(l)Gen. Stanley McChrystal (ret), Annie McChrystal and Dean Chamberlain Family

(l)Gen. Stanley McChrystal (ret), Annie McChrystal and Dean Chamberlain Family

On Nov 16, 2013,  minority broker-dealer Mischler Financial Group CEO Dean Chamberlain was joined by family and members of the MFG Stamford CT office to “rally the troops” along with government and business luminaries from the New York tri-state area in support of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (COFP) 5th Annual Greenwich Event.

Mischler Christmas Holiday Message to US Military and SDVs: Thank You.
December 2013      Company News, Giving Back   

The entire Mischler Financial Group team extends a special holiday salute to all the men and women currently serving in the US Military, those who have served, those injured in the line of duty,  and to the family members of those who have served and made the ultimate sacrifice to protect all of us.

There is no greater honor than serving to defend the freedoms that we hold so dear.

Thank you. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season. We hope the New Year brings you health and happiness.

Walt Mischler, (SDV), Founder & Chairman

Dean Chamblerlain (SDV), Principal & CEO

Doyle Holmes, President & COO

Why Corporate Treasurers Embrace Diversity BDs..Mischler Fixed Income Commentary 05-31-13

Market Comment:

Greetings to special rare Sunday edition of the Syndicate Closing Commentary.  I know we’re supposed to rest on Sunday but with lots of things going on this weekend and the AFSA conference last week, playing wearing five hats and playing catch-up on a Monday is never a good idea.  Besides, after all the positive feedback I received on this commentary from all the movers and shakers in Treasury/Funding, diversity leaders, origination and syndicate folk as well as accounts that I encountered at last week’s 23rd Annual AFSA Credit Summit in Boston, I have been moved and inspired by all you and your respective organizations to go the extra mile and deliver what you said you enjoy. So without further ado, let’s get to it.

AFSA’s 23rd Annual Credit Summit Features Diversity & Inclusion Luncheon Panel:

Of the many offerings at this year’s AFSA conference, one was especially close to the team at Mischler Financial Group.  On Wednesday, May 29th, AFSA featured a showcase luncheon panel on “Diversity and Inclusion.”  It was a comprehensive discussion that explored the impact of diversity in problem solving and innovation; how to leverage its benefits in creating new financial products and a review of the details of recent diversity bond issuance and trends.  This year’s Summit Chairman was Steve Howard, Global Head of Capital Markets & Derivatives, Toyota Financial Services who did a wonderful job while serving our industry well in his role.  The panel was moderated by Suni Harford, Managing Director Regional Head of Markets, North America at Citigroup Inc.  In 2012, Ms. Harford ranked 16th among the most powerful women in banking by American Banker Magazine.  Featured panelists were Zeeshan Naqvi, Director of Global Long-Term Funding, GE Corporate Treasury; Kaishi Riaz, Global Capital Markets, BlackRock, Dean Chamberlain, Principal and CEO, Mischler Financial Group, Inc., Chris Williams, Chairman and CEO, The Williams Capital Group, L.P. and Alexandra Lebenthal, Lresident and CEO, Lebenthal & Company. 

Suffice to say this was the single highest attended panel at the conference and represented a lot of hard work across on behalf of all the participating organization to break thru the “glass ceiling” of diversity.  There is more work to do and we never get “there” wherever “there” is, but the cumulative efforts of these participants and their respective Company’s have never and will never give up in providing value-added propositions and a shared ethos motivated and driven by meritocracy.  Minority boutique banks are NOT “check-the-box” mandates.  The competitive nature of our financial services industry has motivated meaningful boutique investment bank and full service broker-dealer build-outs in pursuit of “sustainable” platforms.  Sustainability means a value-added proposition and vice versa.  Not to get corny or anything but if I could express it another way, the minority space has broken out much like that glass “Wonkavator” did in the final scene of the 1971 version of Wille Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.  If you don’t get it, place the DVD in a tray and watch from the last few minutes of the film beginning in Willy Wonka’s office in which everything is cut in half until the final credits. (more…)

Mischler In Driver’s Seat: Mandate to Co-Manage Ford and GM New Debt Deals; Mischler Fixed Income Market Commentary 05-06-13
May 2013      Debt Market Commentary, Recent Deals   

Market Comment:

Honoring Vets on Memorial Day: Mischler Financial Pledges May Profits to Fisher House:

Readers of  my daily missives are well-aware that Mischler Financial Group is the nation’s oldest and largest Service Disabled Veteran.  What you might not realize is that our business philosophy is different than all but a few “Wall Street” firms.  Unbeknownst to but a few, much of our profits—which come from capital markets underwriting fees and trade execution commissions—are redistributed throughout the year to U.S. military veteran-related support and advocacy groups; in particular, those groups focused on supporting service-disabled veterans and their respective families.

Since the firm’s founding in 1994, Mischler Financial has directly donated hundreds of thousands of dollars and has led fund-raising programs that have delivered exponentially more money to critically important veteran-focused causes and initiatives. I’m therefore honored to report that, in honor of Memorial Day 2013, Mischler Financial Group will be contributing 10% of the firm’s May profits to Fisher House.  Fisher House provides a “home away from home” for military families to be close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury.

To learn more about this critically important foundation, and/or to ‘bid on’ in our effort to support this fantastic organization, please click here.   

Now to the day’s new issue pricing–including a look at both the new Ford and GM ‘models’, a peak at the pipeline and IG Corporate Bond trading stats. (more…)

In Honor of Vets on Memorial Day: Mischler Maps To Fisher House
May 2013      Company News, Giving Back, News and Information   

To Honor Vets on Veterans Day,  Mischler Financial Pledges 10% of Month’s Profits To Fisher House Foundation

For Immediate Release

May 6, Stamford, CT—Mischler Financial Group, the financial industry’s leading boutique investment bank and securities brokerage owned and operated by service-disabled veterans, today announced that in honor of the upcoming Memorial Day, the firm will contribute 10% of its May profits to Fisher House, the private-public partnership that provides temporary housing facilities at no cost for visiting family members of disabled veterans who are hospitalized for treatment in local VA medical centers.

Dean Chamberlain, CEO of Mischler Financial Group stated, “In connection with our year-round commitment to various programs that help service-disabled veterans, we’re honored to play a supporting role to Fisher House. This is a critically-important organization that enables veteran family members to provide crucial, onsite care and support for their injured loved ones while they undergo extended medical treatment at venues far from their homes.”

Noted Fisher House CFO David Fox, a U.S. Naval Academy alumni and former senior partner of financial industry consultant Greenwich Associates, “Having the financial support of a firm such as Mischler Financial not only adds wind to our sails, but when considering the legacy of the firm, their recognition speaks volumes to the importance of the Fisher House mission.”

fisherhouse logoAbout Fisher House

Originated in 1990, Fisher House Foundation donates “comfort homes” built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. The Fisher House program now operates 60 venues throughout the country and serves more than 19,000 families; it has made available over 4 million days of lodging to family members since the program originated. By law, there is no charge for any family to stay at a Fisher House operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Fisher House also administers and sponsors Scholarships for Military Children, the Hero Miles program, and co-sponsors the Newman’s Own Award.

About Mishler Financial Group, Inc.

Established in 1994 and headquartered in Newport Beach, California with regional offices in Stamford, CT, Boston, MA, Chicago, IL, Detroit, MI, and Red Bank, NJ, Mischler Financial Group is a certified minority broker-dealer and Service Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise (SDVBE) providing capital markets services, agency-only execution within the global equities and fixed income markets, and asset management for liquid and alternative investment strategies. The firm’s clients include leading corporate treasurers, public plan sponsors, endowments and foundations. The firm’s website is located at http://mischlerfinancial.com

For Additional Information:

Dean Chamberlain, CEO

dchamberlain@mischlerfinancial.com

Media Inquiries:

Jay Berkman / JLC Group

Tel: 203.255.0034

 

Mischler Financial Group To Sponsor AFSA 23rd Annual Credit Summit For Fixed Income Investors; Special Panel: Leveraging the Power of Diversity & Inclusion
April 2013      Company News, News and Information   

AFSA summit

Mischler Financial Group is pleased to  announce its sponsorship of the  23rd Annual Credit Summit for Fixed Income Investors taking place May 28-30, 2013 at Westin’s Copley Place in Boston, MA.

In addition to being a lead sponsor, Dean Chamberlain, CEO of Mischler Financial Group will serve as one of 4 expert panelists for a newly-created conference session  “Leveraging the Power of Diversity & Inclusion”  which will take place Wednesday May 29 from 12.30pm-1.30pm and will be moderated by Suni Harford, Regional Head of Markets, Citigroup, Inc.  Joining Dean Chamberlain as panelists: Alexandra Lebenthal, President/CEO of Lebenthal & Company, Zeeshan Naqvi, Director Global Long Term Funding, GE Corporate Treasury; and Chris Williams, Chairman/CEO of The Williams Capital Group.

Lead sponsors in addition to Mischler Financial Group include Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, BMO Capital Markets,  Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, CIBC, HSBC, J.P. Morgan, RBC Capital Markets, RBS, BMO Capital Markets, Williams Capital Group, TD Bank, CastleOak Securities, and Blaylock RV.

Those interested in attending this event can click here, or click on the above image to be directed to the conference website.

Mischler Financial Group Announces Dean Chamberlain Elevated to CEO; Securities Industry’s Oldest Minority SDVBE Taps Top Wall Street Veteran
January 2013      Company News, News and Information   

For Immediate Release

Newport Beach, CA, January 15–Mischler Financial Group (“MFG”), the securities industry’s oldest minority firm certified as a Service-Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise (SDVBE), announced today that Dean Chamberlain, who joined the firm as a principal in early 2011, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, a role previously held by firm founder and Chairman Walter Mischler.  A West Point graduate who served 6 years as an Officer in the U.S. Army before commencing his now 21-year career on Wall Street, Mr. Chamberlain was most recently the Head of Fixed Income/Americas for Nomura Securities International.  He previously held executive roles at Bank of America and JPMorgan.

Commenting on the executive transition, founder Walt Mischler stated, “When considering his background, Dean is indisputably the most qualified and most capable person to guide our firm for the next generation. After sustaining injuries while serving as an Officer in our armed forces, he re-purposed himself and became a leader within the financial service industry. Dean’s ability to guide an aspiring Tier 1 institutional brokerage is evidenced by his long-standing track record, including the heightened recognition we’ve gained from Fortune 500 issuers, leading institutional investors and top Wall Street firms since Dean and his team first joined MFG.”

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CEO Dean Chamberlain

Newly-appointed CEO Dean Chamberlain stated, “This is a unique opportunity, both personally and professionally; it allows me to contribute 2 decades of Wall Street leadership experience to expand a platform that truly meets the diversity goals of issuers and investment managers who require the capabilities typical to traditional ‘bulge bracket’ firms. The special dividend is my being able to help extend the firm’s formidable legacy and support of vital causes that empower disabled armed service veterans and their families.”

About Mischler Financial Group

Established in 1994, and headquartered in Newport Beach, California with regional offices in Stamford, CT, Boston, MA, Chicago, IL and Detroit, MI,  Mischler Financial Group is  the oldest FINRA member firm certified as a Service Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise (SDVBE). The firm serves leading institutional investment managers, corporate treasurers, public plan sponsors, endowments and foundations by providing capital markets services, agency-only execution within the global equities and fixed income markets  and asset management for liquid and alternative investment strategies.

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