LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - May 4, 2016) - Imperial Capital, LLC ("Imperial Capital"), announced today the continued growth of its dedicated Emerging Markets Sales and Trading Group with the hiring of two senior professionals. Bill Murphy and Tom Dillon both join Imperial Capital in New York continuing the firms focus on building out this important asset class.

"We are thrilled to welcome two senior emerging markets veterans who both bring extensive market experience and deep client relationships to the team," said Tom Corcoran, President of Imperial Capital, LLC. "In a relatively short period of time, we have been able to build a world class Emerging Markets team and the additions of Bill and Tom continue to prove Imperial Capital's commitment to creating a premier Emerging Markets franchise. It's clear that there is a real need in the market for value added contributions, and alternate liquidity sources that we are actively providing to our clients."

Bill Murphy joins Imperial Capital as a Managing Director with 20 plus years of experience. Prior to joining Imperial, Mr. Murphy was a Managing Director in the Fixed Income Trading Group at GMP Securities. Previously, he was at Knight Capital and Barclays Capital Inc. Mr. Murphy earned a B.S. in Finance from Providence College.

Tom Dillon joins Imperial Capital as a Managing Director with 20 plus years of trading experience. Prior to joining Imperial, Mr. Dillon was a Director in the Emerging Markets Trading Group at Barclays Investment Bank. Previously, he was Director in the Emerging Markets Groups at Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse. He attended Siena College where he majored in Finance and Accounting.

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.

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

Mark Martis
(310) 246-3674