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Equities Leadership

Kirsten Fraunces
Co-Head of Equities

Ms. Fraunces is Managing Director & Co-Head of Equities at Wedbush Securities. She possesses more than 20 years of industry experience and has been with Wedbush for 14 years. Kirsten manages the Institutional Equity Sales team of 20 sales representatives, which provides proprietary research ideas to 2,500 global investment managers. She also oversees the corporate access program providing over 100 non-deal road shows, three major annual investor conferences, in additional to regional bus tours and networking events in each of the research verticals. Prior to joining Wedbush, Ms. Fraunces was a Vice President in Equity Research at Merrill Lynch in the technology equity research group. She started her career at J.P Morgan Investment Management as an associate in Equity Research. She holds a BA in Mathematics and Music from Smith College and an MBA from USC’s Marshall School of Business.


Ian Winer
Co-Head of Equities

Mr. Winer is Managing Director & Head of Equities at Wedbush Securities. With more than 21 years of experience, he brings both sell-side and buy-side perspectives to the firm’s equities team. Mr. Winer is responsible for all aspects of the Equities Division including the management and supervision of all colleagues and risk controls. Prior to joining Wedbush, Mr. Winer was a Portfolio Manager at SAC Capital Management working directly with Steve Cohen. Mr. Winer received his BS in International Relations with a minor in Systems Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point. His first book on ways to improve human connection in life and business is due in early 2018.




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