Jefferies appointed Paul Kopsky as a managing director in the firm’s military housing mortgage business. He will be responsible for sourcing and originating military housing bond issue transactions.

Kopsky joins from American Stock Transfer & Trust Co. where he was executive vice president and chief financial officer. Previously, he was an executive vice president and chief financial and accounting officer for Capmark Financial Group.

Before that, he was a senior vice president at Reinsurance Group of America and held a similar role at Nationwide Insurance Group. He previously spent five years as an executive vice president and chief financial officer at Conning Corp./SwissRe Group and 11 years at KPMG.

"We are pleased to welcome Paul to Jefferies and believe his significant experience, industry and product expertise and strong relationships in military housing will make an immediate contribution to the firm's leading platform as we remain focused on the evolving privatization of this asset class," Dan Ray, managing director and head of Jefferies' military housing fixed-income business. "We continue to grow and strengthen Jefferies' broader asset-backed securities effort to better serve our clients globally."

Jefferies' global MBS and ABS group comprises around 100 sales, trading and origination professionals in the U.S., London, Tokyo and Hong Kong.

The firm's broader fixed-income business currently has close to 525 professionals globally who are focused on the sales and trading of MBS and ABS, government and agency securities, repo finance, municipal bonds, whole loans, investment grade corporate bonds, high yield bonds, leveraged loans, distressed securities and emerging markets debt.

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