Aaron James Deer is a Managing Director and Equity Research Analyst for Sandler O’Neill + Partners L.P., covering West Coast financial institutions. His focus areas include commercial banks and thrifts, financing of venture capital and private equity-backed enterprises, and innovation among financial intermediaries. He has provided research support on numerous stock underwritings and IPOs for clients ranging from community banks to global institutions. In 2014, Mr. Deer was recognized by StarMine to be among the world’s top sell-side analysts for stock picking within the U.S. banking industry based on the returns of his buy/sell recommendations. Prior to joining Sandler O’Neill + Partners L.P., Mr. Deer worked for RBC Capital Markets providing research coverage on a variety of regional and national banks. Before that, he supervised research and valuation teams for RSM EquiCo Capital Markets — now part of D.A. Davidson & Co. — specializing in middle market mergers and acquisitions. He also has worked with business and political leaders from around the world as a Communications and Strategy Adviser in Washington, D.C., and Paris, France. He began his career serving in a variety of frontline and back-office positions at regional and community banks. Mr. Deer is quoted frequently in national media on banking issues and the economy, and he advises management teams and boards on strategy and industry trends. He holds a Master of Business Administration with an international business concentration and an Master of Arts in international affairs — trade and investment policy concentration — from the George Washington University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in economics from the University of North Dakota. He also serves as a Director on the board of the GW Alumni Association.
Favorable Outlook for Banks as Long as Political Outcomes Match Expectations
January 27, 2017
Strong Consolidation Activity Expected for Banks in 2016
February 26, 2016
Regional Banks Outperform in the West Coast Markets
February 11, 2015
A Slow, Steady Recovery in the Pacific Northwest, California and Hawaii Banking Markets
February 07, 2014
Western Banks Maintain Profitability Despite Challenging Operating Environment
February 08, 2013
Continued Potential for M&A Among West Coast Banks - Aaron James Deer - Sandler O'Neill + Partners, L.P.
March 05, 2012
Selectivity Is Key In A Fragmented Banking Sector - Aaron James Deer - Sandler O'neill + Partners, L.p.
March 07, 2011
Outlook For Western Banks - Aaron James Deer - Sandler O'neil + Partners, Lp
July 13, 2009