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Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (JEF)

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Jefferies Financial Group Inc.

520 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022
United States
212 460 1900

Sector(s)Financial Services
IndustryFinancial Conglomerates
Full-time employees3,984

Key executives

NameTitlePayExercisedYear born
Mr. Joseph Saul SteinbergCo-Founder & Chairman1.29MN/A1945
Mr. Richard Brian HandlerCEO & Director18.82MN/A1961
Mr. Brian Paul FriedmanPres & Director18.67MN/A1956
Ms. Teresa S. GendronVP & CFO1.8MN/A1970
Mr. Michael J. Sharp J.D.Exec. VP & Gen. Counsel6MN/A1956
Mr. John M. DaltonVP, Controller & Chief Accounting OfficerN/AN/A1982
Mr. Rocco Joseph NittoliVP & Chief Compliance OfficerN/AN/A1959
Mr. Jun WuHead of Health-Care Coverage - AsiaN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Paul FreanChief Risk OfficerN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Peter ColwellHead of Leveraged Fin. & Loan Syndicate - AustraliaN/AN/AN/A
Amounts are as of 31 December 2020, and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay includes salary, bonuses, etc. Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year. Currency in USD.


Jefferies Financial Group Inc. engages in the investment banking and capital markets, asset management, and direct investing businesses in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. It operates through Investment Banking and Capital Markets, Asset Management, Merchant Banking, and Corporate segments. The company offers financial advisory, equity underwriting, and debt underwriting, as well as corporate lending services; equities research, sales, and trading services; equity finance services comprising financing, securities lending, and other prime brokerage services; and wealth management services to high net worth individuals, their families and businesses, private equity and venture funds, and small institutions. It also provides clients with sales and trading of investment grade corporate bonds, U.S. and European government and agency securities, municipal bonds, mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities, leveraged loans, consumer loans, high yield and distressed securities, emerging markets debt, interest rate, and credit derivative products, as well as foreign exchange trade execution and securitization; and manages, invests in, and provides services to a diverse group of alternative asset management platforms across a spectrum of investment strategies and asset classes. Jefferies Financial Group, Inc. entered into a strategic alliance with Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc., Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and SMBC Nikko Securities Inc. The company was formerly known as Leucadia National Corporation and changed its name to Jefferies Financial Group Inc. in May 2018. Jefferies Financial Group Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Corporate governance

Jefferies Financial Group Inc.’s ISS governance QualityScore as of 26 September 2021 is 6. The pillar scores are Audit: 3; Board: 2; Shareholder rights: 10; Compensation: 6.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while 10 indicates higher governance risk.