Stifel Financial has reappointed Jonathan Knepper and Edward Osswalt as Managing Directors within the firm’s Fixed Income Capital Markets Group.
New York-based Knepper will focus on high-yield and distressed sales, while Osswalt will be responsible for Stifel’s cross-trading, including credits moving between high-yield and investment-grade ratings.
“The addition of Jonathan and Edward signifies our commitment to growing Stifel’s bond platform by enhancing our capabilities and expanding our relationships with our clients.”
Knepper brings more than 30 years of fixed income sales industry experience to Stifel and joins Mizuho Securities USA, where he served as Managing Director of the firm’s High Yield Sales Division.
Prior to Mizuho, Knepper was Managing Director of High Yield Sales at Stifel from 2015 to 2018. He previously held the same position at Sterne, Agee & Leach, KBC Financial Products and SG Cowen Securities.
Meanwhile, Osswalt brings more than 16 years of fixed income markets experience to Stifel, also joining the firm from Mizuho Securities USA, where he was executive director of the firm’s fixed income trading desk. .
Prior to that, Osswalt was director of fixed income trading at Stifel from 2009 to 2015 and previously vice president of fixed income trading at Citigroup.
“The addition of Jonathan and Edward signifies our commitment to grow Stifel’s bond platform by enhancing our capabilities and expanding our client relationships,” said David Rubulotta, Co-Deputy Head of Bond Capital Markets at Stifel.
“Together they bring deep product expertise and a successful track record in fixed income trading, and we are delighted to welcome them back to the Stifel family.”