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Ken Moelis (born 1958) is an investment banker and founder of Moelis & Company, an independent investment banking firm.

Education[edit]

Ken Moelis holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Masters of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.[1]

Career[edit]

Moelis began his career at Drexel Burnham Lambert in 1981 where he would ultimately serve as a managing director working for Michael Milken in the firm's Los Angeles office. Following the collapse of Drexel, Moelis left with a portion of his team to join Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette where he served as head of its corporate finance investment banking division.[2] Under Moelis, DLJ emerged as a prominent investment banking firm in Los Angeles in the 1990s.[3][4]

Following the acquisition of DLJ by Credit Suisse First Boston in 2000, Moelis was named head of US investment banking of the combined firm in September 2000.[5] However, his tenure at CSFB would be short, announcing his departure for UBS (then known as UBS Warburg) just months later taking the core of his team with him, including a number that would later join Moelis & Company.[6][7] Moelis recruited more than 70 senior investment bankers to UBS within three months of his arrival.[8]

In his six years at UBS, Moelis ultimately assumed the role of president of UBS Investment Bank and was credited with the build-out of UBS's investment banking operation in the United States. By the end of 2006, UBS was ranked Top 4 in the global fee pool for the first time.[9]

Moelis founded Moelis & Company along with several fellow senior UBS investment bankers that included Navid Mahmoodzadegan, Jeff Raich, John Momtazee, Todd Wadler, Elizabeth Crain and Warren Woo.[10][11][12] Moelis's departure was caused primarily by repeated conflict over the company's inflexible bureaucracy.

Other affiliations[edit]

Moelis received both his undergraduate degree and MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1981. Today he serves as a member of the Wharton Board of Overseers.

Moelis is Chairman of the Tourette Syndrome Association and serves on the Board of Governors of Cedars Sinai Hospital.

Moelis is a member of the Hillcrest Country Club.

In 2011 he was included in the 50 Most Influential ranking of Bloomberg Markets Magazine.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ $5 Million from Alumni Julie and Ken Moelis to Support Wharton Sports Business Initiative. University of Pennsylvania Almanac, March 4, 2008
  2. ^ Moelis to Leave CSFB for Smaller UBS Warburg. LA Times, November 22, 2000
  3. ^ Drexel Alumni Move Onward. New York Times, August 13, 2000
  4. ^ Los Angeles, Back on the Money Map. New York Times, August 13, 2000
  5. ^ Credit Suisse Assigns Executives. New York Times, September 11, 2000
  6. ^ Credit Suisse Is Losing Another of Its Top Bankers. New York Times, November 22, 2000
  7. ^ Two Dozen More Bankers Leave Credit Suisse for UBS. New York Times, December 6, 2000
  8. ^ Future of UBS Executive Part of Wall Street Chatter March 16, 2007
  9. ^ Moelis Is Leaving UBS. New York Times, March 19, 2007
  10. ^ Ex-UBS executive Moelis opens firm. LA Times, July 20, 2007
  11. ^ Ken Moelis parts ways with UBS: Some wonder if the high-profile investment banker will launch his own firm in L.A. LA Times, March 20, 2007
  12. ^ His firm has skin in the game. LA Times, August 5, 2008

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Wall Street Journal (blog)
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:07:17 -0700

The West Coast investment banker is maintaining control over more than 95% of the firm's voting stock in the wake of the initial public offering, in which Moelis & Co.'s shares priced below the bank's expectations. The investment bank previously ...
 
TheStreet.com
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 09:51:04 -0700

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Moelis & Co. is a boutique investment bank founded by former UBS and Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette executive Kenneth Moelis, but its public filings ahead of a planned IPO appear suggest an ownership structure that has more in ...
 
Bloomberg
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 03:16:52 -0700

Ken Moelis, 55, and his partners will reap as much as 80 percent of the initial public offering proceeds in one-time payments, the prospectus shows. Instead of funding growth, investors are being asked to reward Moelis's rainmakers, said Jeff Sica ...
 
Bloomberg
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 05:01:53 -0700

Ken Moelis, 55, and his partners are planning to capitalize on the company's growth and a rebound in the pace of mergers and acquisitions worldwide. About $141 million of the proceeds will be used to make payments to partners, and the IPO is structured ...
 
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:15:00 -0700

Friday, Moelis & Co. revealed its full governance structure in its IPO paperwork. Ken Moelis, the founder, chairman and CEO of the company, will have over 96% of the vote at the IPO, plus veto power on a wide range of company transactions. Though the ...
 
Reuters
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:37:30 -0700

Moelis, founded and led by veteran Wall Street investment banker Ken Moelis, offered 6.5 million shares of Class A common stock, fewer than the 7.3 million it had initially planned. The company's shares opened at $27 on the New York Stock Exchange on ...

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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:11:15 -0700

Moelis, which offered 7.3 million for $26 to $29, planned to use 80 percent of the proceeds for one-time payments to Ken Moelis and his partners, filings show. The rest will be invested in the firm. At the IPO price of $25, Moelis is valued at $1.36 ...
 
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:56:15 -0700

Firms like Moelis, which is led by veteran banker Ken Moelis, like to be known as “boutiques,” small banks that specialize in advising companies and governments on their financial needs. The sharp rise of Moelis, from no revenue to more than $400 ...
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