Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. Promotes Natasha Boyden to Director of U.S. Equity Research

NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., a leading global financial services firm, announced today that Natasha Boyden, Senior Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst, has been named Director of U.S. Equity Research.  Ms. Boyden was ranked as the #1 Oil, Gas and Consumable Fuels Analyst in 2010 by Starmine/Financial Times for her work in Oil Tankers as well as in the top three for Marine Transportation.

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In this role, Ms. Boyden will help drive the expansion of the equity research product to a broader audience within the institutional community.  Her appointment further strengthens Cantor's growing U.S. Equities Research Group which focuses on providing the firm's institutional clients with top-quality equity research on small and mid-cap companies.

"Natasha is a seasoned analyst whose impressive track record has been recognized by her peers and in industry surveys. I am delighted to announce Natasha's promotion as her expertise, proven track record, and breadth of knowledge provide further depth and breadth to Cantor's research," said Shawn P. Matthews, Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.

Mr. Matthews added, "We are committed to building out our firm's research capabilities in order to provide our institutional clients with an even broader array of high-quality, independent research products and services regarding important strategic sectors in the economy."

"Cantor has a tremendous institutional trading and distribution platform and is well-positioned to provide high-quality research to our growing institutional clientele," said Ms. Boyden. "Cantor's commitment reflects the firm's emphasis in continuing to develop a premier Research Group, and I am excited to help lead the effort in building a vital presence in the equity research space."

Ms. Boyden has served as a Senior Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst covering energy and marine transportation since joining Cantor Fitzgerald in 2005. Previously, Ms. Boyden served as Sidoti & Company's transportation equity research analyst where she focused on domestic and international shipping and railroads. Ms. Boyden began her career in investment banking at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. She graduated from the University of Bristol with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economic and Social History.

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