Avondale adds institutional equity trading director

Avondale Partners announced today the addition of Jim Braniff as a director of institutional equity trading in the Nashville-based investment banking and wealth management firm’s New York office.

With more than 25 years experience in the NYC market, Braniff is the fourth addition to Avondale’s New York office since it opened in June 2013.  He most recently served for six years as principal in the equity trading group at Needham & Co.  Braniff started his career as a director with Prudential Securities before moving on to SG Cowen and then Credit Lyonnais. 

Braniff (pictured) earned his Bachelor of Science degree in finance and economics from Mount St. Mary’s University.

“We are so fortunate to be adding Jim as a senior member of our team” Bill Hirschman, Avondale head of equity capital markets, said in a release. “Jim is a true industry veteran, and he importantly brings with him many valued client relationships built over a successful career as a sales-trader.”

In addition to Nashville and New York, Avondale Partners has offices in Baltimore, Boston, Kansas City, Philadelphia and St. Louis.