Daily News: October 30, 2012

Wells Fargo Securities Hires Head of Financial Institutions M&A


Wells Fargo Securities announced that Brian Moon has joined the company as a managing director and head of Financial Institutions Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) in the Investment Banking and Capital Markets group.

Moon is based in New York and reports to Scott Heberton and Jim Sigman, co-heads of the Financial Institutions group.

“We are very pleased to welcome Brian to Wells Fargo Securities,” said Heberton. “An outstanding industry professional with more than 18 years of experience, Brian complements our existing team and furthers our goal to grow our investment banking and capital markets products and solutions for the benefit of our customers.”

“Brian brings a wealth of knowledge and strong customer relationships to the Wells Fargo Securities platform and the Financial Institutions team. We have enjoyed a number of successes in the sector over the past year. With Brian joining the company, we look to have many more, affirming our commitment to strategically growing and enhancing the team’s advisory capabilities and expertise,” said Sigman.

Moon joins Wells Fargo Securities from Deutsche Bank, where he was a managing director and head of Financial Institutions M&A – Americas, executing a broad range of M&A advisory and capital raising activities. Prior to that, he was at Morgan Stanley where he was a vice president. Additionally, Moon spent several years at Constitution Reinsurance and its parent company, EXOR America, including two years as the executive director of finance reporting directly to the chief financial officer of Constitution Reinsurance. He began his career as an analyst at Morgan Stanley’s insurance group. Moon is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley.