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November 24, 2010

John A. Casesa joins Guggenheim Partners as Senior Managing Director

Industry Veteran Will Lead Guggenheim’s Automotive Investment Banking Efforts

Guggenheim Partners, LLC today announced that John A. Casesa has joined Guggenheim Securities, the firm’s investment banking and capital markets arm, as senior managing director.  Casesa, who has 25 years of experience in the automotive industry, will lead the firm’s investment banking activities in this important area.

Alan Schwartz, executive chairman of Guggenheim Partners, said: “John is among the most highly regarded thought leaders in the automotive industry, making him an excellent candidate to join our team of expert advisors.  We view the automotive industry as an arena of significant opportunity and look forward to working with John as we grow this practice area.”

Most recently, Casesa led Casesa & Co., an advisory firm serving major corporations, investors and governments in the global auto industry.  Previously he served as managing director and global coordinator for Automotive Research at Merrill Lynch and managing director at Wertheim Schroder & Co.  Institutional Investor ranked Casesa as an All-Star analyst 11 times in its annual survey.  Prior to Wall Street, he was employed by General Motors Corporation. 

Casesa is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Automotive Industry Agenda Council and has served as an advisor at its annual gathering in Davos.  He was a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s User Advisor Council and a founding member of the New York Stock Exchange’s Research Analyst Qualification Exam Committee.  Casesa holds a B.S. from St. John’s University and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. 

About Guggenheim Partners
Guggenheim Partners, LLC is a diversified financial services firm with more than $100 billion in assets under supervision. The firm’s businesses include investment management, investment advisory, insurance, investment banking and capital markets services. The firm is headquartered in Chicago and New York with a global network of offices throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit www.guggenheimpartners.com.


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For more information, please contact:

Jeffrey Kelley      
Guggenheim Partners     
(312) 977-4029     
Jeffrey.kelley@guggenheimpartners.com 



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