Analyst Forum

About The Analyst Forum

Our Bank Analyst Forum brings some of the leading sell side banking analysts from top research and brokerage firms together to share macro-economic trends specific to CEOs, CFOs and chairmen of financial companies.  Instead of focusing on specific stocks, we will share board-specific information through our conferences with special panel discussions that involve bank analysts; digitally, through guest columns, executive briefings and white papers; and finally, via a special section in each quarterly issue of Bank Director magazine.

  • Interview | Analyst Forum
  • October 28th, 2013

Analyst Forum Interview: Brett Rabatin

Bank Director magazine’s Naomi Snyder interviews Brett Rabatin with Sterne Agee & Leach about his top picks and what investors in bank stocks need now.

  • Interview | Analyst Forum
  • August 23rd, 2013

Analyst Forum Interview: Brian Gardner

KBW analyst Brian Gardner gives his views on the chances that legislation will pass to break up the big banks, and when to expect the finalization of the Dodd-Frank Act.

  • Article | Analyst Forum
  • July 25th, 2013

Banks Are Sunny In the Southwest

Don’t mess with Texas. The Lone Star State is helping Southwestern banks outperform the rest of the country.

  • Interview | Analyst Forum
  • May 22nd, 2013

Analyst Forum Interview: Jim Sinegal

Morningstar analyst Jim Sinegal talks about his predictions for bank stocks and why he likes Wells Fargo, Capital One and FirstMerit.

  • Interview | Analyst Forum
  • April 22nd, 2013

Analyst Forum Interview: Collyn Gilbert

KBW analyst Collyn Gilbert talks about why she thinks M&A is still in the cards and what investors want from banks.

  • Video | Analyst Forum
  • March 13th, 2013
  • DirectorCorps

What Wall Street Thinks About the Banking Industry

Three leading banking analysts discuss the impact that a slow economy and increased regulatory pressures are having on bank stocks.

  • Article | Analyst Forum
  • January 17th, 2013

Analyst Notes

Loan growth strongest in C&I and consumer loans; M&A will pick up gradually over 5-10 years; and few conversions of mutuals in 2012.

  • Article | Analyst Forum
  • January 2nd, 2013

The Consolidation Wave That Wasn’t

Crowe Horwath LLP looks at the reasons why deal volume has been so low.

  • Article | Analyst Forum
  • November 30th, 2012

Loan Notes: Big Banks Lose Ground

The third quarter saw smaller banks growing loans faster than big banks.

  • Video | Analyst Forum
  • November 16th, 2012

State of the Banking Industry: Glass Half Empty with a Slow Leak

Steven D. Hovde, president & CEO, Hovde Financial Inc., discusses what the current economic environment means for the financial services industry over the next 12 months.