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LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 3, 2016-- Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE: PJC), a leading investment bank and asset management firm, is pleased to announce the hiring of Sarah James as a senior research analyst covering hospitals and managed care companies. She will be based in the Los Angeles office.

James joins Piper Jaffray with more than 15 years of experience in equity research. Most recently, she spent seven years at Wedbush Securities where she was an equity research analyst covering the hospital and managed care sector. In 2012, Institutional Investor recognized James as an All-America Research Team Rising Star. Previously, she held sell-side positions in healthcare equity research at Lehman Brothers, UBS and Cowen and Co.

“We are excited to expand our healthcare footprint into the hospital and managed care industries with Sarah spearheading coverage,” said Michael Cox, director of equity research at Piper Jaffray. “This sector is not only highly relevant to our institutional client base, but also very complementary to our existing healthcare coverage.”

James received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Florida State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

The Piper Jaffray equity research group consists of 41 senior analysts with 10 dedicated to the healthcare sector. The firm provides coverage on more than 750 companies in the following key sectors: healthcare, energy, financial institutions, technology, consumer and industrials.

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Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE: PJC) is a leading investment bank and asset management firm. Securities brokerage and investment banking services are offered in the U.S. through Piper Jaffray & Co., member SIPC and FINRA; in Europe through Piper Jaffray Ltd., authorized and regulated by the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority and Simmons & Company International Limited, authorized and regulated by the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority and the Dubai Financial Services Authority; in Hong Kong through Piper Jaffray Hong Kong Limited, authorized and regulated by the Securities and Futures Commission. Asset management products and services are offered through five separate investment advisory affiliates―U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registered Advisory Research, Inc., Piper Jaffray Investment Management LLC, PJC Capital Partners LLC and Piper Jaffray & Co.; and Guernsey-based Parallel General Partners Limited, authorized and regulated by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.

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