J.V.B. Financial Group, LLC (“JVB”) is an indirect majority owned subsidiary of Institutional Financial Markets, Inc. (“IFMI”). IFMI (www.ifmi.com) is a NYSE MKT-listed financial services company specializing in credit-related fixed income investments. IFMI was founded in 1999 as an investment firm focused on small and mid-cap banking institutions, but has grown to provide an expanding range of asset management, capital markets, and investment banking solutions to institutional investors and corporations.

In Europe, Cohen & Company Financial Limited (www.cohenandcompany.com) offers clients a full range of investment banking, sales and trading, and asset management services.