Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. ("Keefe") is a broker-dealer registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and a member of the New York Stock Exchange, Inc. ("NYSE"), the Financial Institutions Regulatory Authority, Inc. ("FINRA") and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation ("SIPC"), conducting a full-service investment banking and brokerage business in the United States. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Limited ("KBWL") is a United Kingdom-based limited liability company, conducting an investment business regulated by the Financial Services Authority ("FSA") in the UK and Europe.
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U.S. REGULATORY INFORMATION
EUROPEAN REGULATORY INFORMATION
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