EVERCORE STEPPING UP THEIR GAME IN EQUITIES – Mike Paliotta, who is the current Head of Global Markets Equities and manages the equity franchise across Americas & Europe for Credit Suisse, will be joining Evercore ISI, the equities business of Evercore as the Chief Executive. Evercore has said Paliotta will take up his position at the firm “once he has completed his obligation to his current employer”. Paliotta has spent 18 years with Credit Suisse under a variety of different roles, such as Global Head of Prime Services and Co-Head of Americas Equities. Traditionally, Evercore has been an advisory boutique formed to rival big name houses such as Lazard and Rothschild, however they also now operate a separate equities franchise providing research and execution services. With the hire of Paliotta, it shows the intentions of Evercore becoming a serious equity player in the market. #SpartanInternational