New York, NY, February 6, 2014 Ashok Kumar has joined Aegis as the Head of Technology Research. During his 20 year career as a technology analyst on Wall Street, Mr. Kumar has held positions at investment firms such as Collins Stewart, Maxim Group, Piper Jaffray, Prudential Securities, Raymond James and Rodman & Renshaw. Prior to his career as a research analyst, Mr. Kumar held engineering and marketing positions at Intel.

Mr. Kumar is frequently quoted in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, Business Week, and Fortune, and is regularly featured on CNBC and Bloomberg. He was named to Smart Money magazine’s 30 Most Influential People in Investing in December, 2000. Mr. Kumar received a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University, and a master’s degree in business administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Aegis Capital CEO Robert Eide Commented: “We are pleased with the addition of Ashok who will provide superlative published research for our registered representatives and our firm’s clientele. We are thrilled to have well respected coverage in Technology as well as Life Sciences.”

Aegis Capital Head of Business Development Phil Michals Commented: “The addition of Ashok broadens our coverage universe and is another step in providing the value added services our advisors and customers have come to expect from Aegis.”

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