New York, NY – Dinosaur Financial Group (“Dinosaur”), a New York-based institutional brokerage firm, announced the addition of two Managing Directors, Rodd Kauffman and Kevin Johansen, to the fixed income team. Since inception in 2001, Dinosaur has established a reputation for highly customized client service, while strategically expanding its securities finance and brokerage footprint across global financial markets including equities, fixed income, commodities, and derivatives.

“We are proud to welcome both Rodd Kauffman as a senior level emerging markets debt specialist with 25+ years of experience, and Kevin Johansen, bringing 4 decades dedicated to municipal bond finance,” noted Javier Perez-Santalla, Dinosaur’s Managing Director, Fixed Income. “Their talents and creativity offer a valuable addition to our continued growth and vision to seek strategic global market opportunities.”

Prior to joining Dinosaur, Rodd Kauffman was a Managing Director and Head of Fixed Income Trading at Haitong International Securities USA. Earlier in his 25+ year career, Rodd was a Partner and Head of Trading at Gramercy Funds Management, where he specialized in corporate and sovereign emerging market debt.

Kevin Johansen’s distinguished career began in 1983 with Kidder Peabody. He has built a broad knowledge and network of contacts in the municipal bond market, specializing in the high yield sector. Kevin’s experience spans various brokerage firms including a few prior years with Dinosaur.

About Dinosaur Financial Group (“Dinosaur”)

Founded in 2001, Dinosaur Financial Group is an institutional brokerage firm whose global capital markets expertise spans multiple asset classes and types of transactions. Licensed in the US and UK, Dinosaur is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dinosaur Group Holdings LLC, which operates with an overall team of 160 professionals in New York and London, offering securities finance and brokerage, debt advisory, wealth management and merchant banking services. Serving clients worldwide, particularly de-risked portfolios, the organization is proud of its stable management, strong compliance, solid operations and diverse talent. Primary office locations include New York City (Dinosaur Financial Group and DCM Advisors) and London (Dinosaur Merchant Bank).

Dinosaur Financial Group, LLC is a member of FINRA, SIPC, NFA and is registered with the Securities & Exchange Commission.


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