Macquarie Group announced that Andrew Guida has joined Macquarie Capital as a managing director focused on Bank & Thrift and Specialty Finance within the Financial Institutions group (FIG), based in the firm’s New York office.

Guida has more than 20 years of experience in investment banking, having advised a broad range of financial institution clients. He joins from FBR & Co., where he was a managing director in their Financial Institutions Group focused on M&A, advisory and capital raising primarily for small and mid-cap Bank thrift. Prior to FBR, he was based in London as an executive director with Morgan Stanley.

“We are delighted to welcome Andrew to Macquarie. His specialized experience with financial institution clients, in addition to a global perspective gained from his experience in Europe, are well suited to our FIG franchise. His focus on depository and specialty finance will help strengthen the capabilities we bring to clients, particularly in light of our active domestic and cross-border deal flow,” said John Roddy, senior managing director and Macquarie’s U.S. head of FIG.