Piper Jaffray Hires Ahmar Zaman, Senior Research Analyst for Solar & Clean Technologies

06/02/2010 | 11:34:43 AM

NEW YORK, Jun 02, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Piper Jaffray announced today that it has hired Ahmar Zaman as senior research analyst covering solar and clean technologies companies. Zaman has over 10 years of industry and related experience. He will be based in New York and will cover a select list of small-, mid- and large-cap companies.

Zaman joins the firm from UBS Securities, where he served in a similar role as a lead solar and clean technologies analyst. Zaman is highly regarded for his global outreach, analytical rigor and overall knowledge of alternative energy solutions.

"Expanding the breadth and depth of coverage in the clean technology and renewables space reflects our ongoing commitment to responding to client needs and market opportunities," said Bob Peterson, global head of equities. "We look forward to having Ahmar on board to help with this effort."

Zaman holds a bachelors degree in finance from Arizona State University and masters of business administration degree from Babson College.

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