JMP Group, Inc.
JMP Group Inc. is a full-service investment banking and asset management firm, together with its subsidiaries it provides investment banking, sales and trading, and equity research services to corporate and institutional clients, and alternative asset management products and services to institutional investors and high net-worth individuals. The company operates its business through five segments: Broker-Dealer, Asset Management, Corporate Credit, Investment Income and Corporate Costs. The Broker-Dealer segment includes a broad range of services, such as underwriting and acting as a placement agent for public and private capital markets raising transactions and financial advisory services in M&A, restructuring and other strategic transactions. The Broker-Dealer segment also includes institutional brokerage services and equity research services to institutional investor clients. The Asset Management segment includes the management of a broad range of pooled investment vehicles, including the company's hedge funds, hedge funds of funds. The Corporate Credit segment includes the management of collateralized loan obligations and small business loans. The Investment Income segment includes income from the company's principal investments in public and private securities, as well as any other net interest and income from investing activities. The Corporate Costs segment includes expenses related to JMP Group Inc., the holding company, and JMP Group LLC, and is mainly comprised of corporate overhead expenses and interest expense related to the company's credit facility with City National Bank. JMP Group was founded by Joseph A. Jolson and Carter D. Mack in 1999 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.