Financial Services >> Analyst Interviews >> December 31, 2015

Accelerated M&A Activity Among Smaller Banks

Marinac, Chris
Christopher Marinac is Senior Managing Principal and Director of Research of FIG Partners, LLC. Mr. Marinac co-founded FIG Partners, LLC in 2003 with Geoff Hodgson and Adam Desmond, and is responsible for the firm’s equity research department. Mr. Marinac has been a Research Analyst since 1992, covering banks, thrifts, REITs and finance companies during his career. Mr. Marinac is a two-time winner of The Wall Street Journal “Best on the Street” survey and noted by Institutional Investor as an “Up and Comer” during several annual investor polls. Prior to FIG Partners, LLC, Mr. Marinac served as Senior Research Analyst at The Robinson-Humphrey Company, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey and Interstate/Johnson Lane (now Wachovia Securities). Mr. Marinac graduated summa cum laude from Kent State University and is a CFA charterholder. Profile
TWST: Can you briefly describe your role in the company and also your coverage?

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