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Mischler 2017 Memorial Day Month Pledge
May 2017      Company News, Giving Back   

Client Notification re: Mischler “2017 Memorial Day Month Pledge”

From: Office of Dean Chamberlain (SDV), CEO Mischler Financial Group, Inc.

Consistent with Mischler Financial Group’s annual initiative to commemorate Memorial Day and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in our US military, this year we have dedicated a percentage of the month’s commission revenue to two organizations that are near and dear to our hearts and minds.

As we have done in prior Memorial Day and Veterans Day observances, Mischler is pleased to continue our support of Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund, the non-profit dedicated to raising funds to support disabled U.S. Army Rangers and the families of Rangers who have died, have been injured, or are currently serving in harm’s way.

As part of our May 2017 profit pledge, Mischler is equally proud to support the American Cancer Society via our sponsorship of the ACS 12th Annual Financial Services Cares Gala, which will be held June 22 at the New York Hilton Hotel. This year’s gala, which is expected to raise more than $1 million, will pay tribute to former KPMG Chairman & CEO Eugene O’Kelly, who passed away from cancer in 2005 and whose estate remains an ardent supporter of ACS cancer research grants.

Each of us here at Mischler, whether personally, through family members and/or friends and acquaintances are all-too-familiar with cancer’s devastating impact. Our support of the ACS is a testament to the crucial work it performs via research grants and assistance to patients undergoing treatment and their caregivers.

As the month of May pledge kicks off, on behalf of the entire Mischler team, thank you in advance to our sales/trading desk counterparties across the investment industry and the many Fortune 500 treasury teams we work with for your ongoing support of our mission.



Dean A. Chamberlain (SDV)

Chief Executive Officer

Mischler Financial Group, Inc.

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Boutique Investment Bank Mischler Financial Group Adds to Global Equities Execution Team
March 2017      Company News, Equities Market Commentary   

Former Goldman Sachs International Equities Trader + Best Ex Sales/Trader Enlist with Veteran-Owned Broker-Dealer Mischler Financial

Newport Beach CA and Stamford, CT– March 08—Mischler Financial Group (“MFG”), the veteran-owned  boutique investment bank and institutional brokerage announced the further expansion of the firm’s  agency-only equities execution team with the hire of two additional global trade execution specialists. With the new hires, minority-certified Mischler now boasts ten dedicated equities trading professionals specializing in US Domestic and International Equities whose respective pedigrees include both senior buy side and sell-side trading desk roles for globally recognized institutions.

The new members of the Mischler equities trading desk team include Matthew Horan, a 15-year securities industry veteran who joins Mischler from global investment bank Goldman Sachs, where he was VP International Equity Sales/Trading. Based in Goldman’s Taipei office for the last 3 years, Horan covers long-only and hedge fund accounts in the U.S., Hong Kong, and Singapore. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Mr. Horan was Senior Vice President Equity Sales/Trading for BNP Paribas Securities and worked from BNP’s Taipei office. Earlier in his career, Mr. Horan was the Pan Asia Equity Trader for The Boston Company Asset Management, one of the industry’s leading fund management firms.  Also joining Mischler is John Barone, a 25-year US equities trading market veteran who, prior to his role at Mischler, was Head of Equity Sales/Trading for agency brokerage Cheevers & Co. Earlier in his career, Mr. Barone was a Principal and Head of Equity Trading at William Blair & Company. He has also served as President of the Security Traders Association of Chicago and on the Board of Governors of the National Security Trader Association.

Matthew Horan will be based in Mischler’s Boston office, where the firm’s international equities execution team is overseen by Managing Director Larry Peruzzi. Mr.Barone will operate from Mischler’s Chicago trading desk and work with the firm’s Midwest area institutional clients.

Dean Chamberlain, Chief Executive of Mischler Financial Group stated, “We’re very happy to add two more formidable veterans to our global equities execution platform. Both Matt Horan and John Barone are uniquely talented equities execution specialists with long-standing relationships and deep fluency administering both high-tech and high-touch execution styles.” Added Chamberlain, “Of greater importance, the institutional clients that Matt and John have worked with over several decades can now benefit from our well-proven ability to deliver true best execution in both US domestic and international equities.”

About Mischler Financial Group

Established in 1994, Mischler Financial Group, Inc. (“Mischler”) is the oldest and largest minority-certified FINRA member firm owned and operated by military veterans. A federally certified Service Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise (SDVBE), Mischler is headquartered in Newport Beach, California, and operates 10 regional offices in major cities throughout the United States. The firm serves leading institutional fund managers, Fortune corporate treasurers, public plan sponsors, endowments, and foundations through its primary debt and equity capital markets practice areas and provides corporate share repurchase execution services and agency-only best execution services within the global equities and fixed income markets. In addition to new-issue underwriting and syndication within the US Equity and Debt capital markets, Mischler provides asset management for liquid and alternative investment strategies. The firm’s website is located at


For Additional Information:
Dean Chamberlain, CEO
Tel: 203.276.6646


Mischler Financial Group Bolsters 25th Annual Fund Raising Gala
November 2016      Giving Back   

In connection with Mischler Financial Group’s 2016 Annual Veterans Day Month Pledge, whereby a percentage of the firm’s entire month of November profits are allocated to select charitable organizations, Mischler senior execs Dean Chamberlain (CEO), along with his family members, Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets Rob Karr and Managing Director Leslie Graves subscribed to the military ethos ‘all hands on deck’ to support the 25th Annual Gala held Nov 2 at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

The Nov 2nd celebration raised $3.4million to support buildOn’s mission of “breaking the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education.”

The Gala served as the public launch of buildOn’s Expect More Campaign, which will fund the first part of buildOn’s 25 year vision. The campaign aims to raise $15 million for buildOn’s U.S. Service Learning and Global School Construction programs.

In addition to Mischler Financial Group, the 2016 buildOn Gala included the sponsorship of GE, Jones Day, Ogilvy & Mather, Rodan + Fields, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Kiernan Herner LLP, KPMG, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and Synchrony Financial.

Per November 1 announcement, Mischler’s Veterans Day Month Pledge was dedicated to, Bob Woodruff Foundation and The Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund.


CEO Dean Chamberlain (second from right) with Jackson Chamberlain (right), Nina Chamberlain (3rd from right), Joni Chamberlain (4th from right), Mischler Managing Director Leslie Graves (c) and Mischler Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets Rob Karr (3rd from left) with team leaders.





Veterans Firm Mischler Applies Military Focus In Munis-Bond Buyer
November 2016      Company News, Muni Market, News and Information   

Bond Buyer Nov 10 2016 coverage of Mischler Financial Group re-published in parts with permission



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Duty. Honor. Country.

Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s words aren’t just a Veterans Day slogan for Mischler Financial Group.

MFG is America’s oldest institutional brokerage and investment bank certified as a Service-Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise (SDVOBE). The minority broker-dealer was founded in 1994 and certified by the State of California in 1995. It is also one of the first FINRA members certified by the US Department of Veterans Affairs, the State of New York and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. MFG is 100% employee owned and operated and takes a value-added approach to its public sector business.

“We are unequaled in our command of the financial market terrains in which we operate, and unmatched in our sense of duty, discipline, integrity, and honor… in every undertaking. We leave no client behind,” according to the firm’s mission statement.


Mgn. Dir. Rick Tilghman (l), CEO Dean Chamberlain (r)

MFG’s public finance department includes new issue underwriting and full service secondary market trading of both general obligation and revenue bonds. The firm trades over $14 billion a month in fixed income alone. And it has extensive experience in the public finance underwriting field; the company underwrote its first municipal bond issue in 1999 for the Los Angeles State Building Authority. Today approximately 15% of its underwriting activity is municipal bonds. The firm is also a two-time counterparty to the New York Federal Reserve Bank.

Some of MFG’s recent deals include serving as: co-manager on DASNY’s $1.11 billion of state personal income tax revenue bond sale in October; co-manager on the Regents of the University of California’s $1.05 billion of Medical Center pooled revenue bond deal in August; co-manager on the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s $628.62 million sale of water and revenue bonds in April; and as a selling group member on New York City’s $800.06 million general obligation bond deal in August and on NYC’s $800.45 million GO deal in May.

Walter Mischler, MFG’s founder and chairman, and Dean Chamberlain, its chief executive officer, are both graduates of the U.S. Military Academy.

Mischler, West Point Class of 1969, served with distinction in the Vietnam theatre in the infantry during 1971-1972 before he became disabled. He founded the firm in 1994 and today continues his work with institutional investment managers, major corporations, and government agencies in the federal, state and municipal sectors.

Chamberlain, West Point Class of 1985, had his six-year tour of duty, where he held various leadership positions with the 4th Infantry Division, cut short after suffering a disabling injury during a parachute jump. He began his financial services career in 1992 at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, trading mortgage- and asset-backed securities. Before joining Mischler Financial in 2011, Chamberlain was a member of the board of directors for Nomura Securities International and served as its head of fixed income for the Americas and head of distribution in both North and South America. Previously, he was a senior executive for Bank of America Securities, where he was head of structured products distribution for the Midwest region. Chamberlain said what differentiates MFG from other firms is that “our capital is our own capital. We don’t borrow it from somebody else.” He said the company is reinvesting into the business with its own money, not with somebody else’s.

With headquarters in Stamford, Conn., and Newport Beach, Calif., the firm has offices in eight cities across the U.S. and is staffed by over 55 veterans of the securities industry.

MFG administers corporate share repurchase programs for leading companies, cash management for government entities and corporations, and asset management programs for liquid and alternative investment strategies.

“This firm has been around for over 20 years,” Chamberlain said, “but for 17 of those years did mostly secondary sales and trading in a robust client base covering cities, counties and states in the middle market.”

Over the last six years, he said, the firm has adopted a new business model that says “slow and steady wins the race, build our capital, hire veterans, hire qualified people and add value, add value, add value. And that’s done very well for all of us.”

Richard Tilghman, MFG’s Managing Director of Public Finance, exemplifies the best of that new strategy. He went to Yale University and spent 19 months in Vietnam as a Marine infantry officer.

Tilghman has been in municipal bonds since 1971. He began his career at First Boston Corp. in public finance and worked on its trading floor. He has been in munis ever since, having been employed at such firms as Greenwich Partners, First Albany, Public Resources Advisory Group, Lehman, and Ramirez & Co. He joined Mischler Financial in 2014.

He said the competitive arena was a new area that the firm has become involved in adding that the firm has already participated at the co-manager level on several bond sales.

robert-karr-mischler-financial-capital-marketsRobert Karr joined MFG in 2011, to head the firm’s capital markets group. He previously worked at Bank of America Securities and at Prudential Securities, where he ran structured finance.

Karr said he believes in the idea of a firm that does “the right thing for the customer, where you may not maximize the value [for yourself] on a given trade or deal … but you build a business and a relationship for the long term.”

Since 2011, when MFG significantly expanded its capital markets focus and staffing, the debt capital markets group has done about 750 deals with over $920 billion in issuance from 156 unique issuers. In 2015, the firm was involved in 76 municipal deals for about $32.5 billion and so far in 2016, it has been involved in about 66 deals for about $30.8 billion.

In 2015, the firm had a record breaking year, with all underwriting areas doing about $295 billion of business in 107 issues.

“Our business ethos is we want people to say ‘great firm, great origination, great trading great service, great distribution and oh, by the way, they’re a service disabled veteran firm that gives back.’ That’s what it’s all about for us,” he said.

In its charitable role, MFG will donate a percentage of the entire month of November’s profits to The Bob Woodruff Foundation, The Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund and in observance of Veterans Day 2016.

For Mischler Financial Group, the battle to add value for its clients and provide support for the country while keeping its focus on those who have served in the military, is one precept to which they will be always faithful.

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Mischler Military Ethos: The Next Generation
October 2016      Company News, Giving Back, News and Information   

Many military families across the United States (and in other countries) boast a proud tradition of extending their military service legacy down through the generations. At Mischler Financial Group, our senior leaders, including Founder/Chairman Walt Mischler and now, Chief Executive Dean Chamberlain are intimately familiar with the sometimes bittersweet emotion experienced when our children come of age and make the life-changing decision to embrace a path that requires a commitment that can inevitably put our children in harm’s way.

With a sense of pride and admiration (and always a sense of concern), Mischler Financial Group extends a REALLY BIG HOOAH TO RACHEL CHAMBERLAIN, SCHOLAR ATHLETE-ROTC CADET-UCLA CLASS OF ’20 , Pictured below, Cadet Chamberlain (l) joins the incoming Bruin Battalion.

ucla rotc class of '20

(l) Rachel Chamberlain, UCLA ROTC CLASS ’20


Memorial Day Pledge by Mischler Provides High Yield Return for VetEdChallenge
June 2016      Company News, Giving Back, News and Information   

2016 Memorial Day Pledge by Mischler Financial Group Provides High Yield Return for VetEdChallenge Crowdfund Campaign


(from left) Avis and Bruce Richards, Founders of VetEdChallenge, MFG Analyst Jonathon Herrick, Mischler Financial CEO Dean Chamberlain

Stamford, CT— June 22, 2016 —Memorial Day and Veterans Day are the two US Holidays dedicated to honoring those who have served within the US military and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while defending our country. At Mischler Financial Group, a debt market specialist and the securities industry’s oldest broker-dealer owned and operated by Service-Disabled Veterans, these two national holidays represent more than just a time for remembrance, they are a call to arms and the inspiration for month-long missions during which the firm and its squad of military veterans-now-financial industry veterans go beyond the call of duty. During the months of May and November, the firm allocates a portion of the months’ entire commission revenue to carefully-vetted programs dedicated to helping US military veterans and their families.

On May 1, Mischler made its annual Memorial Day Month pledge to Veterans Education Challenge, aka @VetEdChallenge, the crowdfund campaign launched on Veterans Day 2015 and committed to providing veteran educational scholarships with a preference to Pell-eligible undergraduate and graduate students. This week, Mischler CEO Dean Chamberlain and Mischler Financial Group founder Walt Mischler, both graduates of the US Military Academy at West Point, and both certified SDVs who have since risen to the top ranks of the financial industry, announced that the firm has delivered a check in the amount of $22,000 to the Veterans Education Challenge campaign. The first $1million raised before Veterans Day 2016 will be matched by philanthropists Bruce and Avis Richards. Mr. Richards is a co-founder of Marathon Asset Management, the $13bil AUM fund specializing in global credit and fixed income.

CEO Dean Chamberlain

CEO Dean Chamberlain

Stated Dean Chamberlain, “We evaluate philanthropies similar to the way top investment managers analyze financial market opportunities; the goal is to achieve the highest risk adjusted returns when compared to alternatives.” Added Chamberlain, “Until we’re proven wrong, we believe that investing in the education of disciplined and determined veteran students provides the greatest return on capital for those students, their families, the enterprises they go to work for and the communities in which they live.”

Contributions to Veterans Education Challenge will go towards veteran scholarship awards that go beyond the provisions of the GI Bill and will be based on financial need with a priority and preference to Pell-eligible undergraduate and graduate students. Veterans will be eligible to renew awards based on financial need and standing with their universities.

About Mischler Financial Group Inc.

Established in 1994, Mischler Financial Group, Inc. (“Mischler”) was the first FINRA minority broker-dealer member to be designated as a Service-Disabled-Veteran-Owned Business Enterprise (SDVOB). The firm is now widely-recognized by Fortune corporate treasurers and leading investment managers for “punching above its weight class” while serving as a boutique investment bank and conflict-free institutional brokerage. Mischler is unique among its peers for its capital markets capabilities as well as the firm’s year-round advocacy and support of veteran-centric causes. Mischler maintains offices in 8 major cities and is staffed by more than 50 securities industry veterans whose expertise extends across virtually all primary and secondary debt and equity capital market silos. In addition to traditional DCM and ECM services and secondary market best execution, Mischler administers corporate share repurchase programs for leading Fortune companies, cash management for government entities and corporations, and asset management programs for liquid and alternative investment strategies.

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For additional information:

Dean Chamberlain, Chief Executive Officer

(T) 203.276.6646




To Honor Memorial Day, Mischler Pledges Profits to VetEdChallenge
May 2016      Company News, Giving Back, News and Information   

vetedchallenge-crowdrise-mischlerNewport Beach, CA & Stamford, CT, May 12, 2016–Mischler Financial Group (“MFG”), the financial industry’s oldest minority investment bank and institutional brokerage owned and operated by Service-Disabled Veterans, announced today that in recognition of the upcoming Memorial Day celebration, the firm has pledged a percentage of its entire May profits to Veterans Education Challenge, (“VetEdChallenge”) a donation-based crowdfund campaign. The philanthropic initiative is dedicated to providing need-based college scholarships to ex-military students pursuing higher education so they can get better access to a broad range of career development opportunities.

Veterans Education Challenge was established in November 2015 by investment management industry veteran Bruce Richards and his wife Avis. Mr. Richards is personally matching the first $1million in donations made to the “VetEdChallenge” campaign via crowdfund platform “Crowdrise.” He  is co-founder, CEO and managing partner of Marathon Asset Management, the $12.5 billion investment firm specializing in global credit and fixed income markets.

“This Memorial Day Month we’ve embraced a more contemporary approach to paying it forward via the VetEdChallenge program”, said Mischler Financial Group CEO Dean Chamberlain, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point who himself earned his MBA via a work-scholarship program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. “Our annual, entire month of May pledge in honor of Memorial Day, as well as our annual Veteran’s Day Month pledge has typically focused on traditional, best-in-class philanthropies and we believe the VetEdCballenge is an ideal vehicle to directly impact the future of returning veterans, as higher education can provide a material lift in the course of pursuing opportunities.”

Added Chamberlain, “Because we are always mentoring returning veterans, we know first-hand about the challenges these men and women face as they assimilate back into the mainstream and find themselves working multiple jobs to put aside funds for educational degrees beyond their pre-military academic background. We’re proud to partner with Bruce Richards and be affiliated with his truly thought-leading program. We encourage our institutional clients to help us support this initiative via our trading desk(s) and/or directly via the Veterans Education Challenge crowdfund program.

Other philanthropic organizations that Mischler Financial Group supports are displayed on the firm’s website via this link.

About Mischler Financial Group

Mischler Financial Group is headquartered in Newport Beach, California with regional offices in major cities throughout the United States. MFG is a federally-certified minority broker-dealer and a Service-Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise (SDVBE). We provide capital markets services across primary debt and equity markets, secondary market 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

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Mischler Named Best Broker-Dealer by Wall Street Letter
February 2016      Debt Market Commentary, News and Information   

 Industry’s Oldest Minority Firm Owned and Operated By Service-Disabled Vets Awarded

“Best Broker-Dealer/ Research” by Industry Peers

2016-wsl-award-best-researchStamford, CT Feb 24–Mischler Financial Group, Inc. (“Mischler”) the securities industry’s oldest minority broker-dealer owned and operated by Service-Disabled Veterans announced today that the firm was awarded “Best Research Provider” at the fifth annual Wall Street Letter (WSL) Institutional Trading Awards this week in New York City. This is the third year in which Mischler was recognized for distinction in this category. The firm was also nominated for “Best Broker-Dealer Overall”, along with industry icons Bloomberg Tradebook and Interactive Brokers.

The WSL’s Institutional Trading Awards recognizes “excellence among providers to the institutional trading industry specifically rewarding brokerage firms, exchanges and financial technology companies for achievements and innovation.” The Wall Street Letter’s audience consists of top management at securities broker/dealers, including executive management, research heads, corporate finance officials, retail heads and trading desk heads.

Ron Quigley, Managing Director of Fixed Income Syndicate at Mischler, who pens the firm’s debt market publication “Quigley’s Corner”, one of several content pieces distributed to Fortune Treasury clients and leading investment managers stated, “It’s a great honor to be selected as a contender, no less to be designated the winner of the WSL award when considering the pedigree of the firms that were nominated. It’s always good to be in good company, and it is a real tribute to be recognized by industry leaders for our capabilities.”

The full list of nominees and winners of Wall Street Letter 5th Annual Institutional Trading Awards is available via this link

About Mischler Financial Group, Inc.

Established in 1994, Mischler Financial Group, Inc. (“Mischler”) was the first FINRA-certified minority broker-dealer to be designated as a Service-Disabled-Veteran-Business Enterprise (SDVBE).  Today, Mischler is recognized as a leading boutique within the financial market ecosystem. The firm is co-headquartered in Newport Beach, CA and Stamford, CT and maintains offices in 6 major cities. The firm is staffed by more than 50 securities industry veterans and specializes in primary and secondary capital market transactions across debt and equities markets. Mischler operates as a conflict-free, institutional brokerage and investment banking platform and serves Fortune Treasury teams, leading investment managers and public plan sponsors. The firm’s website is

For Additional Information:

Dean Chamberlain, Chief Executive Officer

Tel: 203.276.6646



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