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Headquartered in San Francisco, JMP Securities was founded in January 2000 in response to the consolidation of established independent research boutiques by large commercial banks. Since the mid-1990s nearly 50 regional investment banks—including San Francisco’s Montgomery Securities, Hambrecht & Quist and Robertson Stephens—have been acquired by major financial institutions. Such industry consolidation has pressured a new breed of bulge-bracket investment banks to compete for large market-capitalization clients and has greatly reduced Wall Street’s focus on the middle market. JMP Securities was formed in the mold of its independent, research-driven predecessors as a growth-oriented, entrepreneurial firm dedicated to serving the needs of small and midsized companies and the institutions that invest in them.