KBW Inc.

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KBW Hiring REIT Investment Bankers
The investment bank known for its financial-services focus is setting its sights on becoming a force in real estate. The firm is building out its real-estate investment trust group and hired a senior banker to lead the push.


New York-based KBW Inc. is an investment bank specializing in the financial services industry. The company is best known for its investment banking unit, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Inc. Its investment banking business includes M&A and other strategic-advisory services, securities offerings and mutual thrift conversions. Other offerings are sales and trading, research and asset management.

The company is looking to add to its financial-services advisory practices to scoop up talent in the wake of widespread Wall Street layoffs and gear up for expected an increase in bank mergers and capital-raising. KBW recently added to its investment-banking and mortgage-backed securities team. In 2007, it began building a REIT investment-banking unit.

KBW hosts hundreds of events annually, including its "Bruyette Dinners," which offer a platform for industry players to exchange ideas.

The company was one of the hardest-hit companies in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. It lost 67 employees in its office in the World Trade Center South Tower.



For an intimate look inside the company during its most difficult period, check out chief executive John Duffy's book "Triumph Over Tragedy: September 11 and the Rebirth of a Business" written with Mary Schaeffer.

Facts & Resources

Employees:   529
Stock Quote   KBW
Company Site:   www.kbw.com


Subsidiaries & Divisions

  • KBW Asset Management Inc.
  • Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Ltd.



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