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BNY Mellon & Mischler: Re-Defining Our Bond

As a boutique investment bank with boot prints extending across the primary and secondary debt capital markets, including investment grade, ABS, MBS, Government agencies and Municipal/Public Finance sectors, Mischler’s capital markets team is proud to maintain long-standing relationships with counterparts at each of the industry’s primary investment banks and lead underwriting and syndicate groups. Today, we’re particularly proud of the close working relationship we maintain with BNY Mellon, the oldest banking corporation in the U.S and the largest deposit bank in the world with nearly $29 trillion of assets under custody and/or administration and $1.6 trillion AUM.

BNY Mellon is also one of the Fortune 200’s leading advocates of veteran support programs, and through VetNet, its Employee Resource Group, this dedicated unit exists to promote the professional development and advancement of veterans and members of the broader military family. Today, it has a membership of approximately 600 people across six regional chapters in the US and UK.

But, were it not for the perseverance of BNY Mellon’s UK-based Business Development Exec Charles Thompson, this story could not be told and the now international news media story below would not have crossed the air waves.

Towards providing ‘advance color’ re the clip below, BNY Mellon’s  Charlie Thompson is a former professional rugby player who, after migrating to the world of banking, has quickly become known across the BNY Mellon platform for bringing along the skills that rugby players are best known for, which are synonymous with the qualities that BNY Mellon is long-recognized for in the course of serving its constituents: integrity, unbridled determination and tenacity.  It is those qualities that led to a remarkable discovery on behalf of Mischler Financial Group Managing Director Rick Tilghman, a former US Marine who, while serving in Vietnam was awarded not one, but two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star With Valor. Rick is now one of the municipal bond markets’ leading elder statesman who joined Mischler in 2014 to oversee our firm’s Public Finance Group.

The reel below tells the story. On behalf of Mischler family member Rick Tilghman and our entire firm, we extend our gratitude to Charlie Thompson and we offer a special salute to BNY Mellon’s Colleen Krieger, VP of Corporation Communications for bringing this story to the front page and further extending to the global financial community via this link. We thank you for your service and your camaraderie.

BrokerDealer Gives Back; Mischler Pledge Yields $20k for Semper Fi Fund
June 2015      Company News, Giving Back   

Mischler Financial’s 2015 Memorial Day Month Pledge Delivers $20k for Semper Fi Fund

Mischler Prez Doyle Holmes (l), Semper Fi Fund VP Wendy Lethin (c), Mischler CEO Dean Chamberlain (r(

Mischler President. Doyle Holmes (l), Semper Fi Fund VP Wendy Lethin (c), Mischler CEO Dean Chamberlain (r)

Mischler Financial Group, Inc., the financial industry’s oldest institutional brokerage and investment banking boutique owned and operated by Service-Disabled Veterans presented a check this week to Semper Fi Fund in the amount of $20,000 as a follow-on to the firm’s previously announced “Memorial Day Month” pledge.  Wendy Lethin, Semper Fi Fund’s Vice President of Community Outreach accepted the check on behalf Semper Fi Fund during a June 9 presentation held at Mischler Financial Group’s Newport Beach, CA headquarters.

According to 20-year securities industry exec and Mischler CEO Dean Chamberlain, an alum of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a certified Service-Disabled Vet (SDV), “Our ongoing mission throughout Mischler’s now twenty-year history has always been operated on two fronts. On one front, we provide Fortune treasury teams, municipal debt issuers and leading investment managers with stand-apart capital markets services. Concurrently, we’re focused on giving back by sharing the fruits of our labor with organizations dedicated to supporting SDVs and their families in the most productive ways.” Added Chamberlain, “Semper Fi Fund is exactly the type of organization that we are honored to align with, and we are grateful to the many institutional clients who rallied with our trading desks to express support of this initiative.”

Mischler Team Semper Fi Fund

Mischler Team Salutes Semper Fi Fund June 9 2015

The Semper Fi Fund, and its program America’s Fund, provide immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post 9/11 wounded, critically ill and injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and their families, ensuring that they have the resources they need during their recovery and transition back to their communities.

Since its 2004 formation led by a group of Marine Corps spouses, Semper Fi Fund has provided more than 93,500 grants, totaling more than $109 million in assistance to over 14,000 of our heroes and their families. Recipients include qualifying post 9/11 Marines, Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen, and reservists with amputations, spinal cord injuries, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), burns, blindness, other physical injuries, or those suffering from life-threatening illnesses. Semper Fi Fund also help spouses and children of active duty service members who face a life threatening illness or injury.


About Mischler Financial Group, Inc.

Mischler Financial Group is headquartered in Newport Beach, California with regional offices in Stamford, CT, Boston, MA and Chicago, IL. MFG is a federally-certified minority broker-dealer and a Service-Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise (SDVBE) that provides capital markets services, agency-only execution within the global equities and fixed income markets and asset management for liquid and alternative investment strategies. Clients of the firm include leading institutional investment managers, Fortune corporate and municipal treasurers, public plan sponsors, endowments, and foundations. The firm’s website is located at


For Additional Information:

Dean Chamberlain, Chief Executive Officer

Tel: 203.276.6646


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

Giving Back and Helping Build an Even Stronger America
November 2013      Company News, Giving Back   

America is the strongest country on the planet. This is because patriots across the land are focused on giving back to always focus on initiatives to Build a Stronger America. On Nov 21,  a 10-man (and women) team from Mischler Financial Group’s Stamford CT squad, led by CEO Dean Chamberlain, were proud to support the GE Capital- sponsored fundraiser for, a  fantastic organization dedicated to inspiring our young generation to drive positive change through community service and education.

10 from Team Mischler attended great Fundraiser Nov 22 2013

10 from Team Mischler attended great Fundraiser Nov 22 2013

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

For Additional Information:

Dean Chamberlain, CEO

Media Inquiries:

Jay Berkman / JLC Group

Tel: 203.255.0034