Union Gaming Group LLC says it has hired Christopher Jones as managing director and head of equity research in North America.
Mr Jones joins Union Gaming from Telsey Advisory Group in New York, where he was a managing director and senior analyst covering gaming, lodging and leisure.
Union Gaming, which describes itself as the world’s only boutique investment bank dedicated exclusively to the casino industry, has also hired Telsey Advisory’s John DeCree as an analyst.
Also joining Union Gaming is Steven Maniago who has sell-side experience working in the large investment bank sector. Mr Maniago was most recently director of business development and finance for the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development.
Mr Jones and Mr DeCree will be based in New York and Mr Maniago in Las Vegas. Union Gaming said the three would work in concert with the equity research team in Macau, led by global head, Grant Govertsen.
“We couldn’t be more excited about adding Chris, John and Steven to the platform,” Mr Govertsen said in a statement accompanying the announcement. “We seek to collaborate globally, and uniquely deliver to our clients, one, unified message.”
Bill Lerner, a co-founder of Union Gaming, also said in the statement: “Chris is a seasoned analyst possessing deep technical skills, fundamental insights, and extensive corporate relationships. He delivers the type of research product, actionable ideas, and unique industry perspective that we are thrilled to be adding to the global platform.”
Union Gaming Group is a portfolio of businesses specialising in equity research, sales and trading, investment banking, and market and economic analyses relating specifically to the global gaming industry.
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