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UBS Promotes Bourkoff

UBS Securities cable, satellite and entertainment debt and equity analyst Aryeh Bourkoff has been named vice chairman of UBS’ Technology, Media & Telecoms Investment Banking unit, effective May 1.

Bourkoff, 34, who had held the distinction of being one of the few debt and equity analysts in the media sector, joined UBS in 1999. Prior to that, he was the senior cable and satellite high-yield research analyst at CIBC World Markets. He currently serves as head of media and communications sector research with the UBS equity research department.

As vice chairman of TMT, Bourkoff will report to UBS Global Head of TMT Investment Banking Jeff Sine. In his new role, Bourkoff will leverage his deep relationships within the TMT sector to cover a broad range of companies, UBS said in a statement.

“We are excited for a sector expert like Aryeh to join our TMT banking team,” Rick Leaman, Joint Global Head of UBS’ Investment Banking Department, said in a prepared statement. “His deep experience analyzing this sector for both equity and fixed income markets will bring a unique, investor-oriented perspective to the team.”

For the past seven years, Bourkoff has been named the No. 1 ranked cable and satellite fixed-income analyst by Institutional Investor magazine. In 2005, Bourkoff was the first analyst to achieve the No. 1 ranking in his sector for equity, fixed income and hedge fund institutional investor surveys in the same year. Additionally, Bourkoff was recently named to TheWall Street Journal’s annual “Best on The Street” equity analyst rankings for stock picking, receiving the top spot in the “Broadcasting and Entertainment” category.

“The media, telecom, and technology industries are perhaps at their most dynamic point in decades with the collaboration between the sectors at a critical juncture in their evolution,” Bourkoff said in a prepared statement. “I look forward to joining our strong TMT banking team and continuing my relationships with the corporate and investor clients of UBS.”