Simmons & Company International, Energy Specialists of Piper Jaffray Expands Energy Equity Research

09/20/2018 | 10:13:15 AM

Senior research analysts Ryan Todd and Blake Fernandez join the firm

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 20, 2018-- Simmons & Company International®, Energy Specialists of Piper Jaffray® (Simmons) is pleased to announce the addition of Ryan Todd and Blake Fernandez as senior research analysts within energy equity research.

Todd was hired as a senior research analyst and head of exploration and production (E&P) research. He will be based in the firm’s New York office. Based in Houston, Fernandez was hired as a senior research analyst covering refining and integrated oil companies.

“We are eager to enhance our energy platform with Ryan and Blake’s expertise,” said Michael Cox, co-head of global equities at Piper Jaffray. “Both Ryan and Blake’s industry and sell-side experience will add exceptional value in serving our clients and continuing to expand our coverage in this important sector.”

Todd joins Simmons with 13 years of equity research experience in the energy sector. Prior to joining the firm, Todd worked as a sell-side analyst at both Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley, where he covered E&P, integrated oils and U.S. refineries. Todd has been recognized as an Institutional Investor All-America Research Team Rising Star, a top sector analyst by Bloomberg Markets and as a “Best on the Street” analyst by The Wall Street Journal. He previously worked for ExxonMobil as a senior project engineer. Todd graduated magna cum laude from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering.

Prior to joining Simmons, Fernandez worked as a director and senior equity research analyst at Scotia Howard Weil in the integrated oils, independent refiners and macro energy spaces. Prior to Scotia Howard Weil, Fernandez was a financial analyst at Capital One and Hibernia National Bank. He joins Piper Jaffray with over 12 years of equity research experience. Fernandez earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of New Orleans in finance and a bachelor’s degree in economics from E.J. Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University.

The Piper Jaffray equity research group consists of 35 senior analysts covering 659 companies in the following sectors: healthcare, energy, financial institutions, technology, consumer, industrials, agriculture and clean tech & renewables.

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