CLSA Americas, LLC Announces New Director of U.S. Equity Research

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Announce four key hires in Institutional Sales as part of U.S. growth strategy.

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We are excited to have these talented professionals supporting our growth efforts in the years ahead.

CLSA Americas, the North American affiliate of leading Hong Kong based research and advisory firm CLSA, is pleased to announce that Michael Lean has been named Director of Equity Research, Americas. Mr. Lean will join the firm in mid-December and will be based in New York. He will report directly to CLSA Americas Chief Executive Officer Rick Gould.

Mr. Lean has over 15 years of financial markets experience and joins CLSA Americas from Nomura Securities where he held several senior positions. Most recently, he was Head of the U.S. Equity Research department, responsible for department strategy, hiring initiatives and content development. Prior to Nomura, Mr. Lean was a senior vice president with Lehman Brothers, where he held senior positions within the equity research sales and product management teams with a focus on technology, media, and telecom product globally. He began his career working in the equity research department at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette. He earned his MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business and his BA in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania.

CLSA Americas also announced the hiring of Michael D'Arcangelo, Managing Director; Glenn Firestone, Managing Director; James Gillan, Vice President, all within the Equities division and based in New York. Daniel Gilroy, Vice President, will work within Equities and be based in Boston.

Mr. D’Arcangelo will join from Macquarie Bank and brings more than 25 years experience in institutional equities. He was previously a Managing Director of Institutional Equity Sales dedicated to hedge funds at Barclays Capital. Mr. Firestone joins from Macquarie Bank where was a Managing Director and Global Head of the Commission Management Group, and was previously a Managing Director at Bank of America. Mr. Gillan joins from Canaccord Genuity where he worked in institutional sales. Mr. Gilroy joins from Vertical Research Partners where he worked in institutional sales.

Rick Gould commented, “We are thrilled to have Michael, Michael, Glenn, James and Daniel join our rapidly growing team. From a research perspective, Michael Lean is a talented professional with a proven track record, and has shown strong leadership skills throughout his career. His knowledge and management expertise in equity research will be essential as we execute on our strategy of expanding our client footprint and building a world class research department in the United States.”

Gould added, “Michael D’Arcangelo, Glenn, James and Daniel are key additions as we build out our sales, trading and CSA structures in the US. We are excited to have these talented professionals supporting our growth efforts in the years ahead.”

About CLSA Americas, LLC

CLSA Americas is the North American affiliate of CLSA, Asia’s leading and longest-running independent brokerage and investment group. CLSA provides equity broking and execution services, corporate finance and asset management services to global corporate and institutional clients. CLSA established a US representative office in New York in 1986 to serve US fund managers investing into Asia and has the largest dedicated Asia-markets sales desk in North America. In 2009, CLSA initiated coverage on US equities and today has a research team of more than 50 US analysts, 20 US Equity Sales and 25 Sales and Sales Traders. A staff of more than 165 is located in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, New York and San Francisco. For more information please visit

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Melissa Sheer
Kent Place Communications

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