ARLINGTON, Va., June 7, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FBR Capital Markets Corporation (Nasdaq:FBCM) (FBR Capital Markets), a leading investment bank serving the middle market, announced today the addition of Capitol Hill veteran and financial policy expert Edward Mills to the firm's Financial Institutions Research group. Mr. Mills will serve as Vice President, Financial Policy Analyst, and will be based in Arlington, Virginia.

"As financial markets continue to evolve, it is critical that we anticipate and understand the implications of those changes and communicate them to our clients," said David M. Khani, CFA, Senior Managing Director and Director of Research at FBR Capital Markets. "A hallmark of our Research platform is the integration of policy analysis with deep, fundamental corporate research. This unique perspective and expert insight continues to be a significant source of value for our clients, and we continue to invest in the platform in meaningful ways."

A veteran of Capitol Hill, Mr. Mills joins FBR Capital Markets having spent nearly 10 years as a staffer in both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. He most recently served as Senior Policy Advisor for Banking and Finance to the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business. Prior to that, he was a policy advisor for Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney of New York, covering issues related to financial services and consumer credit. Earlier, he was a professional staffer with the House Financial Services Committee where he staffed the Chair of the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit. He began his career as an assistant to Congressman John F. Tierney of Massachusetts. Mr. Mills is a graduate of Boston College.

FBR Capital Markets Corporation (Nasdaq:FBCM) provides investment banking, merger and acquisition advisory, institutional brokerage, prime brokerage and research services through its subsidiary FBR Capital Markets & Co.  FBR Capital Markets focuses capital and financial expertise on the following industry sectors: consumer; diversified industrials; energy & natural resources; financial institutions; insurance; real estate; and technology, media & telecom.  FBR Fund Advisors, Inc., a subsidiary of FBR Capital Markets Corporation, provides clients with a range of investment choices through The FBR Funds, a family of mutual funds. FBR Capital Markets is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area with offices throughout the United States and in London.  For more information, please visit www.fbr.com.

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