Maxim Group LLC Expands Equity Research Division with the Appointment of a Senior Financial Services Research Analyst

NEW YORK, NY – 5/22/12 – Maxim Group LLC, a leading full service investment banking, securities and wealth management firm announced the appointment of Michael Diana as a Senior Financial Services Analyst covering Mortgage REITS, Commercial Banks and BDC’s.

“Michael’s 20 year’s of Wall Street experience and deep contacts across myriad sectors of the financial services industry, including REITs, makes him an ideal addition to our expanding Research team”, said Anthony Vendetti, Director of Research at Maxim Group LLC.

Prior to joining Maxim Group, Mr. Diana was a research analyst at Cantor Fitzgerald where he covered mortgage REITS and small and mid-cap commercial banks. Previously, he held similar positions at Citigroup, Bear Stearns and Prudential Securities. Mr. Diana began his Wall Street career at First Boston as a financial services investment banker. He received an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania and a JD from Cornell University.

About Maxim Group LLC  
Maxim Group LLC is a full-service investment banking firm headquartered in New York. Maxim Group provides a full array of financial services including investment banking; private wealth management; and global institutional equity, fixed-income and derivatives sales and trading as well as equity research. The investment banking group focuses on middle market and emerging growth companies within the shipping, energy, health care, technology, retail, and business and financial services sectors. The institutional coverage of Maxim Group spans North and South America, Europe and Asia. Maxim Group LLC is a registered as a broker-dealer with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and is a member of the following: Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA); Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB); Securities Insurance Protection Corporation (SIPC); NASDAQ Stock Market and the NYSE Arca, Inc. To learn more about Maxim Group, visit maximgrp.com.

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