Peter Comisar

Vice Chairman & Head, West Coast Investment Banking at Guggenheim Securities LLC

Peter Comisar

Peter Comisar

Vice Chairman & Head, West Coast Investment Banking at Guggenheim Securities LLC

Biography

Peter H. Comisar has joined Guggenheim Securities as Vice Chairman and head of West Coast Investment Banking. Mr. Comisar, 42, who will be based in Los Angeles, joins Guggenheim after a 20-year career at Goldman Sachs, where he held various senior positions as a Partner Managing Director in the Investment Banking Division. Most recently, he was responsible for consumer and retail sector investment banking activities on the West Coast. Mr. Comisar has been with Goldman Sachs since 1989 in New York and Los Angeles. He spent a decade in New York as a key member of the Firm's corporate finance, capital markets and mergers and acquisitions groups. He relocated to Los Angeles in 1999 with responsibility for client coverage and transaction execution for many of the largest West Coast and Pacific Northwest-based corporate clients. He holds a B.A. from Colgate University.

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Former Senior Advisor at Guggenheim Securities LLC

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Co-Chief Executive Officer at Guggenheim Securities LLC

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Managing Partner at Guggenheim Partners LLC

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Co-Chief Executive Officer at Guggenheim Securities LLC

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Co-Head & Senior Managing Director at Guggenheim Securities LLC

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Senior Managing Director & Head, Leveraged Finance at Guggenheim Securities LLC

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Co-Head of Macro Products Group at Guggenheim Securities LLC

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Senior Managing Director & Head, Global Credit at Guggenheim Securities LLC

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Senior Managing Director & Head of Equities at Guggenheim Securities LLC

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Head of Restructuring at Guggenheim Securities LLC

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Peter Comisar
Vice Chairman & Head, West Coast Investment Banking at Guggenheim Securities LLC
Education
B.A.

Founded in 1819, Colgate University is a highly selective residential liberal arts institution distinguished by academic excellence and interdisciplinary inquiry. Located on a beautiful campus in upstate New York, Colgate takes pride in the active engagement of its students and faculty in local, national, and global communities.

Career History
Vice Chairman & Head, West Coast Investment Banking
2009 - Current

Founded in 1999, Guggenheim Securities LLC is a SEC-registered broker-dealer headquartered in New York City. The firm is a subsidiary of Links Holdings LLC. Their ultimate parent is Guggenheim Capital LLC. Guggenheim's specializations include the sales and trading of fixed-income securities and sophisticated structured products. The firm offers in-depth analysis and expert execution of trading opportunities to large institutional investors and asset originators. Guggenheim offers sales and trading services relating to a wide range of instruments including, among others, equities, hybrid securities, investment grade debt, high-yield debt, U.S. Treasury and federal agency securities, municipal bonds, asset-backed securities, mortgage-backed securities (residential and commercial), collateralized debt obligations, emerging markets debt, structured notes, insurance-linked securities and repo transactions. Based in Washington, DC, Guggenheim's fundamental and policy research team focuses on the following industries; Consumer, Energy, Financial Services, Healthcare, and TMT. Guggenheim Securities LLC is a member of FINRA.

Managing Director
2000 - Prior

Goldman, Sachs & Co. (GS&Co.), a limited partnership registered as a U.S. broker-dealer and futures commission merchant, together with its consolidated subsidiaries (collectively, the firm), is an indirectly wholly owned subsidiary of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (Group Inc.), a Delaware corporation. The firm is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals.

Partner, Managing Director, Investment Banking Division
1989 - Prior

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. engages in global investment banking, securities, and investment management, which provides financial services. It operates through the following business segments: Investment Banking, Global Markets, Asset Management, and Consumer & Wealth Management. The Investment Banking segment serves public and private sector clients around the world and provides financial advisory services, help companies raise capital to strengthen and grow their businesses and provide financing to corporate clients. The Global Markets segment serves its clients who buy and sell financial products, funding and manage risk. The Asset Management segment provides investment services to help clients preserve and grow their financial assets. The Consumer & Wealth Management segment helps clients to achieve their individual financial goals by providing a wealth advisory and banking services. The company was founded by Marcus Goldman in 1869 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Political Donations
$2,500
2012

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

$1,000
2011

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

$1,500
2009

Former Limited Partner at Lead Edge Capital Management LLC

Transactions
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Sycamore Partners Management LP purchases Hot Topic, Inc. from Northern Right Capital Management LP

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Nordstrom, Inc. purchases HauteLook, Inc.

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Acer, Inc. purchases Gateway, Inc.

Events
Speaker
Los Angeles, CA, United States
2012 Milken Institute Global Conference

Through a unique international agenda and some of the smartest speakers on the planet, the Milken Institute Global Conference tackles the world’s most difficult challenges in an array of fields - from finance and philanthropy, to the environment and education, to government and health.

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