Cohen & Co. hired John McWilliams as managing director and head of asset and specialty finance with Cohen & Co. Securities, the firm's institutional broker-dealer focused on debt securities.

McWilliam’s hiring is part of an ongoing, phased expansion of Cohen & Co.’s fixed-income capital markets business, which has included the recruitment of multiple experts in corporate debt, mortgage securities and asset-backed securities. In his new role, McWilliams will be based out of Cohen & Co.’s New York offices and report directly to Christopher Ricciardi, the company’s CEO.

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