See these excerpts from a company press press release on April 9.

“ The Company now offers its 3,000+ institutional clients the ability to trade a full array of fixed income products across the entire risk spectrum. The expanded product line was facilitated by the recent strategic acquisition of GMP Securities LLC, formerly Miller Tabak Roberts Securities, in January. Additionally, and as a result, the Company is looking to expand its High Yield, Convertible and Emerging Market debt product lines through key hires on each desk.

Robert LaForte, Co-Head, Fixed Income, INTL FCStone Financial, commented on today's news, "In addition to strengthening our offering, the acquisition deepens our institutional customer base, enabling us to consider products such as Leveraged Loans, CLOs, and build out DCM capabilities for primary issuance.  The demand for additional products across the risk spectrum continues to grow within our current clients and we anticipate our investment grade corporate bond offering will be a large focus for our newly acquired accounts that currently transact in High Yield and Emerging Market debt."

The 1,500+ new institutional customers acquired through the acquisition enables the Company to expand its global reach and distribution channels. Institutional clients will also benefit from INTL FCStone's full range of financial services and products within the securities, commodities, derivatives, foreign exchange, and global payments sectors.

Anthony DiCiollo, Co-Head, Fixed Income, INTL FCStone Financial, added, "This new diversified account base will not only benefit from our suite of fixed income products, but also from INTL FCStone's strong network and differentiated offerings. Our high-touch approach exemplifies our commitment to supporting the needs of our institutional clients, setting us apart in the sector."

INTL FCStone's Securities Division offers its clients equity and debt products.  In equities, it is the leading OTC market maker by dollar volume, making markets in over 5,000 securities including over 3,600 OTC ADRs and GDRs.  In fixed income, INTL is an institutional dealer making markets in U.S. Government Securities, Federal Agency, Mortgage-Backed Securities, Asset-Back Securities, Investment-Grade Corporates, High-Yield Corporates, Emerging Market Debt, Convertibles and Municipal securities to over 3000+ institutional clients. “

Michael R. McLeod