SEC FORM 13F-HR

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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 13F

FORM 13F COVER PAGE

OMB APPROVAL
OMB Number: 3235-0006
Expires: July 31, 2015
Estimated average burden
hours per response: 23.8

Report for the Calendar Year or Quarter Ended: 03-31-2019
Check here if Amendment    Amendment Number:
This Amendment (Check only one.):    is a restatement.
   adds new holdings entries.
Institutional Investment Manager Filing this Report:
Name: B. Riley Financial, Inc.
Address: 21255 Burbank Blvd.
Suite 400
Woodland Hills, CA  91367
Form 13F File Number: 028-17148

The institutional investment manager filing this report and the person by whom it is signed hereby represent that the person signing the report is authorized to submit it, that all information contained herein is true, correct and complete, and that it is understood that all required items, statements, schedules, lists, and tables, are considered integral parts of this form.

Person Signing this Report on Behalf of Reporting Manager:
Name: Michael Markunas
Title: Chief Compliance Officer
Phone: 310-689-2220
Signature, Place, and Date of Signing:
/s/ Michael Markunas Los AngelesCA 05-10-2019
[Signature] [City, State] [Date]
Report Type (Check only one.):
X 13F HOLDINGS REPORT. (Check here if all holdings of this reporting manager are reported in this report.)
   13F NOTICE. (Check here if no holdings reported are in this report, and all holdings are reported by other reporting manager(s).)
   13F COMBINATION REPORT. (Check here if a portion of the holdings for this reporting manager are reported in this report and a portion are reported by other reporting manager(s).)
Form 13F Summary Page
Report Summary:
Number of Other Included Managers: 0
Form 13F Information Table Entry Total: 87
Form 13F Information Table Value Total: 256,862
(thousands)
List of Other Included Managers:
Provide a numbered list of the name(s) and Form 13F file number(s) of all institutional investment managers with respect to which this report is filed, other than the manager filing this report.
[If there are no entries in this list, state “NONE” and omit the column headings and list entries.]
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SEC FORM 13-F Information Table

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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 13F

FORM 13F INFORMATION TABLE

OMB APPROVAL
OMB Number: 3235-0006
Expires: July 31, 2015
Estimated average burden
hours per response: 23.8

COLUMN 1 COLUMN 2 COLUMN 3 COLUMN 4 COLUMN 5 COLUMN 6 COLUMN 7 COLUMN 8
VALUE SHRS OR SH/ PUT/ INVESTMENT OTHER VOTING AUTHORITY
NAME OF ISSUER TITLE OF CLASS CUSIP (x$1000) PRN AMT PRN CALL DISCRETION MANAGER SOLE SHARED NONE
A10 NETWORKS INC COM 002121101 319 45,000 SH   DFND   45,000 0 0
AEHR TEST SYSTEMS COM 00760J108 929 673,096 SH   DFND   673,096 0 0
AKCEA THERAPEUTICS INC PUT 00972L957 425 15,000 SH Put DFND   15,000 0 0
ALIBABA GROUP HLDG LTD PUT 01609W952 10,035 55,000 SH Put DFND   55,000 0 0
ALIMERA SCIENCES INC COM 016259103 303 286,000 SH   DFND   286,000 0 0
ANAVEX LIFE SCIENCES CORP COM NEW 032797300 351 115,000 SH   DFND   115,000 0 0
APHRIA INC COM 03765K104 311 25,000 SH   DFND   25,000 0 0
ARCH COAL INC CL A 039380407 299 3,273 SH   DFND   3,273 0 0
ARCHROCK INC COM 03957W106 317 32,428 SH   DFND   32,428 0 0
AROTECH CORP COM NEW 042682203 343 117,101 SH   DFND   117,101 0 0
BBX CAP CORP NEW CL A 05491N104 592 100,000 SH   DFND   100,000 0 0
BP MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP UNIT LTD PTNR 0556EL109 492 33,970 SH   DFND   33,970 0 0
BABCOCK & WILCOX ENTERPRIS I COM 05614L100 4,486 10,908,713 SH   DFND   10,908,713 0 0
BEAZER HOMES USA INC COM NEW 07556Q881 139 12,116 SH   DFND   12,116 0 0
BEIGENE LTD PUT 07725L952 1,980 15,000 SH Put DFND   15,000 0 0
BUILD A BEAR WORKSHOP COM 120076104 1,830 300,000 SH   DFND   300,000 0 0
CNO FINL GROUP INC COM 12621E103 320 19,800 SH   DFND   19,800 0 0
CARTERS INC COM 146229109 313 3,108 SH   DFND   3,108 0 0
CENTURY CMNTYS INC COM 156504300 322 13,439 SH   DFND   13,439 0 0
CHILDRENS PL INC COM 168905107 336 3,458 SH   DFND   3,458 0 0
CLIPPER RLTY INC COM 18885T306 331 24,691 SH   DFND   24,691 0 0
CLOUDERA INC COM 18914U100 164 15,000 SH   DFND   15,000 0 0
COHU INC COM 192576106 309 20,925 SH   DFND   20,925 0 0
CORCEPT THERAPEUTICS INC PUT 218352952 294 25,000 SH Put DFND   25,000 0 0
DESTINATION XL GROUP INC COM 25065K104 66 27,000 SH   DFND   27,000 0 0
FS KKR CAPITAL CORP COM 302635107 303 50,000 SH   DFND   50,000 0 0
FIESTA RESTAURANT GROUP INC COM 31660B101 262 20,000 SH   DFND   20,000 0 0
FINJAN HLDGS INC COM NEW 31788H303 147 50,000 SH   DFND   50,000 0 0
FRANCESCAS HLDGS CORP COM 351793104 14 20,000 SH   DFND   20,000 0 0
GRANITE CONSTR INC COM 387328107 318 7,367 SH   DFND   7,367 0 0
HC2 HLDGS INC COM 404139107 10,755 4,389,781 SH   DFND   4,389,781 0 0
HF FOODS GROUP INC COM 40417F109 146 11,000 SH   DFND   11,000 0 0
HEALTH INS INNOVATIONS INC COM CL A 42225K106 10,127 377,608 SH   DFND   377,608 0 0
HORIZON GLOBAL CORP NOTE 2.750% 7/0 44052WAA2 61 100,000 PRN   DFND   100,000 0 0
I D SYSTEMS INC COM 449489103 593 100,052 SH   DFND   100,052 0 0
IMMERSION CORP COM 452521107 169 20,000 SH   DFND   20,000 0 0
INDUSTRIAL LOGISTICS PPTYS T COM SHS BEN INT 456237106 319 15,803 SH   DFND   15,803 0 0
INTERMOLECULAR INC COM 45882D109 2,797 2,432,592 SH   DFND   2,432,592 0 0
INVESCO QQQ TR UNIT SER 1 46090E103 4,492 25,000 SH   DFND   25,000 0 0
INVESCO QQQ TR PUT 46090E953 44,915 250,000 SH Put DFND   250,000 0 0
ISHARES TR PUT 464287955 30,618 200,000 SH Put DFND   200,000 0 0
ITERIS INC COM 46564T107 4,187 1,004,034 SH   DFND   1,004,034 0 0
KVH INDS INC COM 482738101 255 25,000 SH   DFND   25,000 0 0
KINDRED BIOSCIENCES INC COM 494577109 183 20,000 SH   DFND   20,000 0 0
KOPPERS HOLDINGS INC COM 50060P106 318 12,259 SH   DFND   12,259 0 0
LEGACY HOUSING CORP COM 52472M101 7,462 627,054 SH   DFND   627,054 0 0
LIMELIGHT NETWORKS INC COM 53261M104 329 101,740 SH   DFND   101,740 0 0
LONESTAR RES US INC CL A VTG 54240F103 8,006 1,996,539 SH   DFND   1,996,539 0 0
LUMENTUM HLDGS INC COM 55024U109 336 5,941 SH   DFND   5,941 0 0
MASTERCRAFT BOAT HLDGS INC COM 57637H103 339 15,000 SH   DFND   15,000 0 0
MATTHEWS INTL CORP CL A 577128101 338 9,145 SH   DFND   9,145 0 0
MEDALLION FINL CORP COM 583928106 86 12,500 SH   DFND   12,500 0 0
NATIONAL HOLDINGS CORP COM NEW 636375206 18,479 6,159,550 SH   DFND   6,159,550 0 0
NET 1 UEPS TECHNOLOGIES INC COM NEW 64107N206 1,550 431,893 SH   DFND   431,893 0 0
NOVAVAX INC COM 670002104 72 130,332 SH   DFND   130,332 0 0
180 DEGREE CAP CORP COM 68235B109 866 465,602 SH   DFND   465,602 0 0
PAPA MURPHYS HLDGS INC COM 698814100 655 125,000 SH   DFND   125,000 0 0
PREFERRED BK LOS ANGELES CA COM NEW 740367404 331 7,357 SH   DFND   7,357 0 0
PROGRESSIVE CORP OHIO COM 743315103 306 4,250 SH   DFND   4,250 0 0
RANGER ENERGY SVCS INC COM CL A 75282U104 7,067 886,726 SH   DFND   886,726 0 0
REALNETWORKS INC COM NEW 75605L708 156 50,000 SH   DFND   50,000 0 0
RED ROBIN GOURMET BURGERS IN COM 75689M101 432 15,000 SH   DFND   15,000 0 0
REDWOOD TR INC NOTE 4.750% 8/1 758075AC9 64 67,000 PRN   DFND   67,000 0 0
ROGERS CORP COM 775133101 318 2,000 SH   DFND   2,000 0 0
RUBICON PROJ INC COM 78112V102 8,910 1,465,523 SH   DFND   1,465,523 0 0
S&W SEED CO COM 785135104 324 120,989 SH   DFND   120,989 0 0
SANOFI RIGHT 12/31/2020 80105N113 109 241,405 SH   DFND   241,405 0 0
SEACOAST BKG CORP FLA COM NEW 811707801 316 12,005 SH   DFND   12,005 0 0
SELECT INTERIOR CONCEPTS INC CL A 816120307 38,176 3,066,351 SH   DFND   3,066,351 0 0
SENSUS HEATLHCARE INC COM 81728J109 281 40,000 SH   DFND   40,000 0 0
SERVICESOURCE INTL INC COM 81763U100 101 110,000 SH   DFND   110,000 0 0
SOUTHWESTERN ENERGY CO COM 845467109 309 65,859 SH   DFND   65,859 0 0
TELENAV INC COM 879455103 311 51,162 SH   DFND   51,162 0 0
TEMPUR SEALY INTL INC COM 88023U101 5,521 95,736 SH   DFND   95,736 0 0
TESLA INC PUT 88160R951 4,198 15,000 SH Put DFND   15,000 0 0
THESTREET INC COM 88368Q103 8,164 3,504,014 SH   DFND   3,504,014 0 0
TIVO CORP COM 88870P106 536 57,475 SH   DFND   57,475 0 0
TRAVELCENTERS AMER LLC COM 894174101 631 153,514 SH   DFND   153,514 0 0
UMH PPTYS INC COM 903002103 322 22,874 SH   DFND   22,874 0 0
US XPRESS ENTERPRISES INC COM CL A 90338N202 322 48,651 SH   DFND   48,651 0 0
U.S. AUTO PARTS NETWORK INC COM 90343C100 62 60,931 SH   DFND   60,931 0 0
VERASTEM INC COM 92337C104 174 58,900 SH   DFND   58,900 0 0
VIASAT INC COM 92552V100 319 4,118 SH   DFND   4,118 0 0
VITAMIN SHOPPE INC NOTE 2.250%12/0 92849EAB7 170 191,000 PRN   DFND   191,000 0 0
WAYFAIR INC PUT 94419L951 742 5,000 SH Put DFND   5,000 0 0
MALLINCKRODT PUB LTD CO PUT G5785G957 2,718 125,000 SH Put DFND   125,000 0 0
GLOBAL SHIP LEASE INC NEW COM CL A Y27183600 372 64,264 SH   DFND   64,264 0 0