About Us

Where possibility meets opportunity

Piper Jaffray is a full-service investment bank and asset management firm that delivers unique ideas, focused expertise and ready access to global capital, partnering to help clients achieve their short-term goals and realize their long-term vision.  

Corporate Snapshot

Founded: 1895
Headquarters: Minneapolis, MN
CEO: Andrew S. Duff
Employees: 1,200
Offices: 50

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Founded in 1895, the firm is headquartered in Minneapolis and has offices across the United States and in London, Aberdeen, Hong Kong and Zurich. We offer a full suite of products to serve our clients’ business lifecycle needs, geographic reach in an increasingly global market, and deep expertise in our core sectors.

Investment Banking

Our investment banking group offers a complete range of advisory and financing services to clients involving M&A, equity and debt underwriting, private placements, restructuring and corporate & venture services.

We deliver in-depth knowledge and expertise in our core middle-market sectors:

Public Finance

The Piper Jaffray public finance group aids in the issuance of taxable and tax-exempt debt for a variety of clients across the following sectors:

Through Piper Jaffray Lending, we also assist borrowers and lenders in accessing capital.

Asset Management

Our asset management teams offer an array of investment products through separately managed accounts, mutual funds and closed-end funds.

Advisory Research, Inc.

With $9 billion in assets under management, Advisory Research, Inc. is a diversified investment manager that provides U.S., international, global and MLP and energy infrastructure strategies for sophisticated investors.

Piper Jaffray Investment Management

Focused on fixed income investments, Piper Jaffray Investment Management LLC offers municipality cash management, municipal opportunity funds and corporate cash management.

Merchant Banking

Piper Jaffray Merchant Banking Fund I, L.P., managed by PJC Capital Partners LLC, seeks investments in private, commercial-stage businesses within the industry sectors covered by Piper Jaffray.

Equity Sales & Trading

Piper Jaffray equity sales & trading teams facilitate public offerings in our core sectors and provide dedicated aftermarket support. We are a market maker and/or transact in 1,900 securities, offering traditional, algorithmic and program trading approaches.

Our award-winning1 research analysts support trading clients by providing in-depth industry research on 800 small-, mid- and large-cap companies.

Fixed Income Sales & Trading

The Piper Jaffray fixed income sales & trading group provides the full array of taxable and tax-exempt products, including municipal bonds and taxable debt. Our team of 200+ professionals commits capital across a robust distribution network spanning 50 states.

Our fixed income portfolio strategy and analytics team partners with investors, money managers, insurance companies, financial institutions and public entities to structure investment strategies, identify risks and opportunities and optimize clients’ risk return profiles for the current environment and beyond.

Community Leadership

Commitment to the communities where we do business is a cornerstone of Piper Jaffray

Since our inception, we’ve kept our company solidly rooted in our time-tested core values of leadership and partnership. We are committed to contributing to the communities in which we live and work through the Piper Jaffray foundation as well as corporate giving, sponsorships and volunteerism.

Our Guiding Principles

We create and implement superior financial solutions for our clients. Serving clients is our fundamental purpose.

We earn our clients’ trust by delivering the best guidance and service.

Great people working together as a team are our competitive advantage.

As we serve, we are committed to these core values:

Always place our clients’ interests first

Conduct ourselves with integrity and treat others with respect

Work in partnership with our clients and each other

Maintain a high-quality environment that attracts, retains and develops the best people

Contribute our talents and resources to serve the communities in which we live and work