FI Capital Markets

Fixed Income Capital Markets Leadership

Eric Needleman
Executive Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income

Mr. Needleman joined Sterne Agee in January 2009 as the Head of Fixed Income Credit Division. In August 2012, he undertook the role of Head of Fixed Income. He has over 18 years’ experience in the credit markets. Prior to joining the firm, he was Co-Head of U.S. market making and Head of High Yield Sales, Trading and Research at KBC Financial Products. He started his career with Lehman Brothers and had subsequently worked at Granchester Securities (high yield division of Wasserstein Perella), where he served as a managing director in both sales, trading and research capacities. In addition to his current role, Mr. Needleman also covers institutional accounts for High Yield Sales. Mr. Needleman graduated with a B.A. in Government and English from Lehigh University.

Brant McDuffie
Executive Managing Director, Deputy Head of Fixed Income

Mr. McDuffie joined Sterne Agee & Leach in 2009 as the Sales Manager for the firm’s Rates Group. In August 2012, he became Executive Managing Director of Fixed Income. He joined Sterne Agee from Wells Fargo where he spent the previous 12 years in Global Rates and was a Director in Interest Rate and Currency Derivatives. Mr. McDuffie graduated with a B.A. in Managerial Economics from Hampden-Sydney College.