NEW YORK – Guggenheim Securities, the investment banking and capital markets division of Guggenheim Partners, today announced the hiring of Cory Wishengrad as a senior managing director. Mr. Wishengrad will focus on further developing the firm’s capabilities in asset-backed securities. He will join Guggenheim Securities in February.
“We are pleased to welcome Cory to our team,” said Alan Schwartz, executive chairman of Guggenheim Securities. “His expertise in asset-backed financing will help us take our structured products business to the next level in serving our clients.”
“Guggenheim Securities is the optimal platform for the structured products business,” Mr. Wishengrad said. “Their established investment banking franchise in key industry sectors such as Retail, TMT, Healthcare, Industrials and FIG and their securitized products sales and trading capabilities will complement the securitization team’s efforts to offer the most effective, tailored and complete solutions for clients.”
Mr. Wishengrad joins Guggenheim from Barclays, where as co-head of the Securitized Products Origination Group, Americas, he led landmark transactions such as the $1.675 billion Domino’s Pizza (2012) and $1.15 billion CKE Restaurants (Hardee’s/Carl’s Jr.) (2013) whole business securitizations, the $1.1 billion Iconix (2012/2013) brand licensing securitization program, the $1.8 billion American Tower (2013) and $1.33 billion SBA Communications (2013) wireless tower securitizations and the $500 million Miramax (2011) film library securitization, among many others for clients such as Hertz, Avis and J.G. Wentworth. Mr. Wishengrad joined Barclays from Lehman Brothers, which he joined in 1999 and where at the time of Barclays’ acquisition of Lehman he led the Esoteric Asset-Backed Securities group.
Mr. Wishengrad holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
About Guggenheim Partners
Guggenheim Partners is a privately held global financial services firm with more than $190 billion in assets under management. The firm provides asset management, investment banking and capital markets services, insurance services, institutional finance and investment advisory solutions to institutions, governments and agencies, corporations, investment advisors, family offices and individuals. Guggenheim Partners is headquartered in New York and Chicago and serves clients around the world from more than 25 offices in eight countries. For more information about Guggenheim Partners, visit www.guggenheimpartners.com.
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