LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 17, 2015) - Imperial Capital Group, LLC ("Imperial Capital") today announced a new leadership appointment along with the creation of a dedicated Emerging Markets Group to add to the franchise's ambitious growth initiatives. Andrew Gold has joined Imperial Capital as a Managing Director & Head of Emerging Markets Sales & Trading in its New York Office, where he will oversee a group that will concentrate on the trading and distribution of emerging markets credit globally. Mr. Gold will also serve as a Senior Relationship Manager across Imperial Capital's capital structure sales & trading platform, leveraging his 20-year institutional client focus. Mr. Gold will report to Tom Corcoran, President of Imperial Capital, LLC. His main responsibilities will focus on growing Imperial Capital's existing business as well as trading, and providing insight on, emerging markets credit securities for institutional fixed income clients of both Imperial Capital, LLC, its US-based broker-dealer, and Imperial Capital (International) LLP, its UK affiliate.

"We are thrilled to welcome Andrew to our team and focus on expanding our business to further help our clients in emerging markets products," said Tom Corcoran. "The depth of his product knowledge and client relationships globally will enhance our ability to provide value for our clients and our growing franchise."

Mr. Gold joins Imperial Capital with extensive industry leadership in relationship management, securities trading, and sales and origination in the Emerging Markets. He spent the majority of his career with Barclays Capital Inc. where he ran Emerging Markets distribution globally. Prior to this, he was a Director in the Emerging Markets Group at Credit Suisse in New York. Mr. Gold earned an MBA from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

 "I am very excited to join the team at Imperial Capital -- it is a terrific group of people with a keen focus on driving the right outcome for their clients, and I look forward to being part of the firm's growth strategy" said Mr. Gold. "The build out of a dedicated emerging markets effort fits very well with Imperial's existing strengths, so this opportunity is a great fit both personally and professionally."

About Imperial Capital, LLC

Imperial Capital is a full-service investment bank offering a uniquely integrated platform of comprehensive services to institutional investors and middle market companies. We offer sophisticated sales and trading services to institutional investors and a wide range of investment banking advisory, capital markets and restructuring services to middle market corporate clients. Paired with our proprietary research and sales & trading desk analysis, we provide investment analysis across an issuer's capital structure, including bank loans, debt securities, the hybrid/bank capital marketplace (through our ELP Framework), post-reorganization equities, special situations claims and listed and unlisted equities. Our comprehensive and integrated service platform, expertise across the global capital structure, and deep industry sector knowledge enable us to provide clients with research driven ideas, superior advisory services, and trade execution. We are quick to identify opportunities under any market conditions and we have a proven track record of offering creative, proprietary solutions to our clients. Imperial Capital has three principal businesses: Investment Banking, Institutional Sales & Trading and Institutional Research. More information about Imperial Capital can be found at www.imperialcapital.com.

About Imperial Capital (International), LLP

Imperial Capital International, founded in 2011, is an affiliate of Imperial Capital, LLC with an office in central London. Complementing Imperial Capital's existing fixed income sales and trading franchise, Imperial Capital International expanded the Imperial Capital franchise into the EEA. The company focuses on selling the entire credit spectrum and capital structure to its European institutional clients.

Contact Information:

For more information regarding Imperial Capital, LLC, founded in 1997, please contact:

Mark Martis
(310) 246-3674

For more information regarding Imperial Capital (International), LLP, please contact:

Brian Robertson
44 (0) 207 650 5401