News (2014)

  • Guzman & Company weighs in on Cuba’s debt and implications for US investors

    Guzman & Company’s President and CEO Leopoldo E. Guzman discusses the market for defaulted Cuban debt in a Bloomberg article published earlier today. Read the full article here.

  • Guzman & Company Recognized for Support of Wounded Veterans

    CORAL GABLES, FL (December 10, 2014) – Leopoldo Guzman, President and CEO, Guzman & Company, was honored this week for his support of service men and women. Mr. Guzman took part in a ceremony in observance of Pearl Harbor, which was held in conjunction with “Bark Basel,” an art exhibit benefiting wounded veterans. Guzman & Company donated space for the week-long art exhibit, which raised much needed funds for Camp Hope Unleashed. Located in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, the camp is a retreat for veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and their canine companions.

    “The service and sacrifice of our armed services is not lost on our firm,” said Guzman. “A majority of our senior leadership are veterans, and we are proud to do our part to assist those returning home and returning to the workplace.”

    About Guzman & Company

    Founded in 1987, Guzman & Company is a boutique investment bank and institutional brokerage firm committed to delivering superior service to clients. Guzman & Company provides top-ranked, agency only program and block equity trading, fixed income trading, underwriting and analytics to the nation’s leading institutions. The company brings extensive expertise in investment technologies, liquidity sourcing and execution management, together with global reach and entrepreneurial spirit. For more than 25 years, Guzman & Company has fostered strong long-term relationships with clients and proactively anticipated their needs. For more information visit the company’s website at guzman.com.

    The full Institutional Investor article can be retrieved here

    Contact: Leopoldo E. Guzman, President lguzman@guzman.com

  • Message from the Markets – December 2014

    A Special Note Regarding the Recent Decline in the Price of Crude-Oil

    Since closing at a price of $115.06 on June 19th, Brent crude-oil prices declined $45.99 or 36.9%. Over the same period, WTI prices declined $41.42 or 32.4%. This special issue of “Message from the Markets” is designed to analyze the results and better understand their dimensions.

    Read the full report here: Message from the Markets – December 2014

  • Guzman & Company Ranked One of the Nation’s Top Institutional Brokers

    CORAL GABLES, FL (November 24, 2014) – Guzman & Company was recognized as one of the nation’s top Equity Brokers for broker execution quality in rankings released this week by Pensions & Investments. Guzman & Company ranked 7th out of the top 50 U.S. brokers measured by difference in cost/savings against the Elkins/McSherry Arrival Price universe, the industry standard in measuring market impact.

    In Trades by Order Size, Guzman & Company ranked 5th in orders of 50,000+ shares; 9th for orders of 10,000 – 50,000 shares; and 8th for orders of 10,000 or less. In the Trades by Liquidity category, Guzman ranked 10th in both orders of 0% – 20% of daily volume and 20% – 50% of daily volume; and 5th in orders of 50% of daily volume.

    “Superior execution is one of the hallmarks of our work, and I believe it is that commitment which differentiates us from the competition,” said John Bell, Vice President and Head of Global Equity Trading at Guzman & Company. “Our team has a deep understanding of how to utilize the vast technologies available to efficiently source liquidity.”

    The industry rankings were released on November 24, 2014 in Tradewatch, a report published by Pension & Investments, and based on of transaction costs conducted by New York-based Elkins/McSherry, a subsidiary of Boston’s State Street Corp.

    About Guzman & Company

    Founded in 1987, Guzman & Company is a boutique investment bank and institutional brokerage firm committed to delivering superior service to clients. Guzman & Company provides top-ranked, agency only program and block equity trading, fixed income trading, underwriting and analytics to the nation’s leading institutions. The company brings extensive expertise in investment technologies, liquidity sourcing and execution management, together with global reach and entrepreneurial spirit. For more than 25 years, Guzman & Company has fostered strong long-term relationships with clients and proactively anticipated their needs. For more information visit the company’s website at guzman.com.

    The full Institutional Investor article can be retrieved here

    Contact: Leopoldo E. Guzman, President lguzman@guzman.com

  • Guzman & Company Names Head of Investment Banking & Capital Markets

    Ruslan Magdeev Will Direct the Firm’s Investment Banking & Capital Markets Group

    (Coral Gables, FL) Guzman & Company appointed Ruslan Magdeev, Head of Investment Banking & Capital Markets for the boutique investment bank and brokerage firm, headquartered in Coral Gables. In his new role, Magdeev will direct the company’s expanded Investment Banking and Capital Markets Groups in Coral Gables and New York as well as oversee their continued expansion. He has significant experience in financial services industry, including investment banking and capital markets, investment management, and energy trading.

    “Ruslan Magdeev’s deep knowledge of investment banking and capital markets make him invaluable to the firm and our clients,” said Leopoldo E. Guzman, CEO and Founder, Guzman & Company. “For nearly three decades Guzman & Company has provided superior capital markets services to a targeted group of industries, and I am confident under Ruslan’s stewardship we will continue to deepen our client relationships and strengthen our offerings.”

    Prior to joining Guzman & Company, Magdeev served as Principal and Managing Partner at NEIF Group, a resources and energy focused investment and research platform. From 2008 to 2012, he was a member of Morgan Stanley’s investment banking and capital markets team, where he was involved in origination, structuring and execution of more than $10 billion of various capital market transactions. From 2002 to 2007 he served as regional manager at Nukem, Inc. a global leader in nuclear fuel trading.

    Magdeev holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and MPA from Old Dominion University where he was a Muskie scholar.

    About Guzman & Company

    Founded in 1987, Guzman & Company is a boutique investment bank and brokerage firm that provides capital market solutions to targeted corporate, governmental and institutional clients across the globe. The firm combines superior execution and advanced technology to ensure client satisfaction. Guzman & Company is headquartered in Coral Gables, FL, with offices in New York City, NY, and Palm Beach Gardens, FL. The firm is a member of the NYSE and FINRA.

    More information on the firm’s history and its services is available at guzman.com

    Media Contact:
    Iris Kolaya
    Tel: 305.374.3600
    Email: igkolaya@guzman.com

  • Guzman Inc. Announces Launch of Guzman Energy LLC

    Merger of Guzman Financial Engineers and Guzman Power Markets Poises Company for Significant Growth

    Coral Gables, FL, June 9, 2014 – Guzman Inc. is proud to announce the launch of Guzman Energy LLC, a FERC registered wholesale electric utility and energy analytics and consulting firm, headquartered in South Florida. The company was formed through the merger of Guzman Financial Engineers and Guzman Power Markets, both subsidiaries of Guzman, Inc. Concurrent with the merger and platform launch, Guzman Energy is announcing the shift of its Energy and Environmental Marketing and Origination operations to Denver, Colorado.

    Both of these companies that now comprise Guzman Energy have seen tremendous success since their individual launches in 2013 and combining them dramatically increases the scope and depth of services as well as combines two experienced and innovative teams with deep expertise in the energy space.

    “Over the last year, we’ve seen first-hand the tremendous opportunity that exists right now in the energy space and the demand for a counter- party that can provide value added services, in addition to robust energy market liquidity. I’m certain that now is the time to leverage the complimentary scope of services of Guzman Power Markets and Guzman Financial Engineers, as well as commit significant additional resources to our energy ventures more broadly. Guzman Energy is poised for rapid growth, and we have very high expectations for this new platform,” said Leopoldo E. Guzman, Chairman and CEO, Guzman Energy.

    As part of its growth strategy, Guzman Energy is shifting its energy origination operations to Denver, Colorado later this summer, while executive leadership, compliance and analytics will remain in Coral Gables. The move west allows Guzman Energy to be closer to customers and clients in the area.

    “Denver’s status as a major energy hub makes it an ideal location to support our aggressive growth objectives, gives us access to a broad pool of talent, and gets us closer to our clients in the west” said Chris Riley, President, Guzman Energy. “We are committing significant additional resources as well as working aggressively to staff our trading and origination operations, and we’re confident our presence in Denver, in addition to our Coral Gables headquarters, will help us achieve that goal. We look forward to making significant staffing announcements in the coming weeks”

    About Guzman Energy

    Guzman Energy is a multifaceted energy marketing & advisory services company, bringing together leading minds in the domestic energy and power industries. Headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida with offices in Denver, Colorado, Guzman Energy conducts business through three practice areas: Energy & Environmental Marketing & Origination, Energy Hedging & Risk Management, and Project Finance & Advisory. Guzman Energy is an affiliate of Guzman & Company, a boutique investment bank and institutional brokerage firm, focused on the energy and power industries, and a portfolio company of Guzman, Inc.

    About Guzman & Company

    Founded in 1987, Guzman & Company is a boutique investment bank and brokerage firm that provides capital market solutions to targeted corporate, governmental and institutional clients across the globe. The firm combines superior execution and advanced technology to ensure client satisfaction. Guzman & Company is headquartered in Coral Gables, FL, with offices in New York City, NY, and Palm Beach Gardens, FL. The firm is a member of the NYSE and FINRA.

    More information on the firm’s history and its services is available at guzman.com

    Media Contact:
    Iris Kolaya 305.374.3600 igkolaya@guzmanenergy.com

  • Guzman & Company recognized by Institutional Investor Magazine for Superior Execution Quality

    For the sixth consecutive year, Institutional Investor recognized Guzman & Company among the top broker/dealers in the nation for its superior execution quality.

    The annual Elkins/McSherry trading cost study measured broker/dealers ability to provide competitive executions as measured by Arrival Price across order sizes and market capitalizations. Arrival Price is the most common methodology by which institutions measure their brokers since it corresponds to the Implementation Shortfall measurement used by most institutions. The results are based on the Elkins McSherry universe of over 1,900 brokerages during the 12 months ended June 30, 2012.

    Guzman &Company’s focus on giving institutional traders superior execution has resulted in:

    • Guzman &Company ranked 6th overall in performance benchmarked to Arrival Price by Institutional Investor– beating the Elkins/McSherry Universe by -26.13 bps.
    • Guzman &Company ranked 3rd in performance benchmarked to Arrival Price among Agency only Brokers

    Presented below are the tables showing the full rankings:

    The Institutional Investor report recognizes and reaffirms Guzman & Company as a premier institutional brokerage firm in today’s challenging environment. Superior execution coupled with innovative thinking, are hallmarks of the company’s work for more than twenty five years. Institutional Investor also recognized Guzman & Company’s expansion into international trading capabilities. As noted by the Institutional Investor, which in it’s January publication quoted the following: “(Guzman) has expanded into operating a 24-hour international trading desk, adding technology and two new hires, registered to trade in Europe. It also trained its staff to handle global trading duties. We’ve talked to our clients, and it seems that a lot more of them are investing in emerging markets and putting less into their US portfolios,” explained John Bell, vice president and head of global equity trading at Guzman & Company.

    About Guzman & Company

    Founded in 1987, Guzman & Company is a boutique investment bank and institutional brokerage firm committed to delivering superior service to clients. Guzman & Company provides top-ranked, agency only program and block equity trading, fixed income trading, underwriting and analytics to the nation’s leading institutions. The company brings extensive expertise in investment technologies, liquidity sourcing and execution management, together with global reach and entrepreneurial spirit. For more than 25 years, Guzman & Company has fostered strong long-term relationships with clients and proactively anticipated their needs. For more information visit the company’s website at guzman.com.

    The full Institutional Investor article can be retrieved here

    Contact: Leopoldo E. Guzman, President lguzman@guzman.com

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