Jefferies has entered into an alliance to distribute Evans and Partners’ equity research on companies in Australia on a co-branded basis to Jefferies’ institutional clients around the world.

The alliance, in which Evans and Partners will also provide local equity broking services to Jefferies, is expected to launch in the next few weeks. Evans and Partners is an independent investment house providing comprehensive wealth management solutions for private clients, institutions and corporations.

Over the last several months, Jefferies has formed similar alliances to broaden Jefferies’ research offering to its global client base with Mirae Asset Securities in South Korea, Asia Plus in Thailand, Indo Premier in Indonesia and KAF Securities in Malaysia.

Michael Alexander, CEO of Jefferies Asia, said, "We are pleased to join forces with Evans and Partners as we expand and strengthen Jefferies’ Pan-Asia equities business to meet the evolving needs of our institutional client base. We continue to build out our Pan-Asia equities platform across the region to provide our global clients with best-in-class regional insights coupled with flawless execution and distribution."

Peter Forlenza, global head of Equities at Jefferies, said: "At Jefferies, we are committed to continuously refining and expanding the firm’s 50-year equity franchise with an emphasis on serving the needs of our global investor client base."

David Evans, executive chairman, Evans and Partners, said: "Evans and Partners will benefit from Jefferies’ robust global equities platform, and we believe that this new relationship will further strengthen our existing business by leveraging Jefferies’ global equity distribution platform."