ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FBR & Co. (Nasdaq:FBRC) ("FBR" or the "Company"), a leading investment bank serving the middle market, announced today that it will host the BIG "switches:" little SERVERS Conference: Cloud Services and the Coming Renaissance in Big IT on Monday September 9 th, 2013. The event will explore the implications of the dramatic changes driving new hardware innovation and fresh network architectures, as well as challenging decades-old strategic partnerships in the datacenter world. Features of the conference will include panel discussions and one-on-one meetings with some of the most influential leaders in the IT industry. "As with all our other topical and thematic events, this conference represents a deep dive into a sector in which FBR has been a leading voice and consistent thought leader, keeping our clients ahead of the innovation curve and its effects on the industry," offered David M. Hilal, CFA, Director of Research and Senior Managing Director. "In one day we will bring together some of the most influential experts and executives in this sector to share insights and discuss their outlooks on this rapidly changing market." Some of the representative companies participating include Alcatel-Lucent, Applied Micro Circuits, AT&T, BTI Systems, CenturyLink, Ciena, Cisco, Ericsson, Intune Networks, Nuage Networks, Open Networking Foundation, Sprint, Verizon Communications, and XO Communications. The conference will take place at The New York Palace Hotel and attendance is by invitation only to FBR clients. Investors should contact their FBR representative for more information. FBR & Co. (Nasdaq:FBRC) provides investment banking, merger and acquisition advisory, institutional brokerage, and research services through its subsidiary FBR Capital Markets & Co. FBR 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 is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area with offices throughout the United States. For more information, please visit www.fbr.com .
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