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Janssen ’87 Joins Leerink Swann

Xavier Janssen, a member of the Hobart Class of 1987, has been appointed the director for institutional sales at the investment banking firm Leerink Swann. The full press release is below.

Leerink Swann & Company announced March 17 that Xavier A. Janssen has joined the investment banking firm as Director, Institutional Sales. He joins Leerink Swann & Company from Deutsche Bank Securities where he was involved in institutional equity sales in that firm's offices in both New York and Zurich.

Prior to joining Deutsche Bank in 2001, Mr. Janssen was responsible for covering institutional clients in Europe and Scandinavia at Brown Brothers Harriman and ING Barings Furman Selz. He received his B.A. from Hobart College and his M.B.A. from Babson Graduate School of Business.

“We are very pleased to have Xavier join our institutional sales effort in our New York office. His extensive experience in institutional research sales in both New York and Zurich will greatly help Leerink Swann & Company in our continuing effort to provide high-quality service to our clients,” said Jeffrey A. Leerink, CEO and Chairman of Leerink Swann & Company.

About Leerink Swann & Company

Leerink Swann & Company is an investment banking firm that provides health care equity research, corporate finance, and asset management services for institutional and high-net-worth clients. Leerink Swann & Company was voted the Best Firm in Biotechnology, Health Care Facilities, Medical Supplies and Devices, Pharmaceuticals/Major and Pharmaceuticals/Specialty in the December 2003 Institutional Investor poll ranking the best boutique and regional firms by sector. Through its consulting affiliate, MEDACorp, Leerink Swann & Company provides biomedical-consulting services to Life Sciences companies and to the institutional investment community. MEDACorp is comprised of nearly 10,000 consultants who are practicing physicians, surgeons, and biomedical professionals. Leerink Swann & Company is a member NASD/SIPC.