Financial Services >> Analyst Interviews >> June 28, 2010

An Eye On Consolidation In Financial Services – Michael Kim – Sandler O-neill + Partners, L.p.

Michael Kim joined CRT Capital Group LLC in 2009 as a Senior Vice President after working for two years as a Credit Strategist at The Royal Bank of Scotland, having a particular focus on homebuilding, building materials and REITs. Prior to that, Mr. Kim worked in the high-yield research group at UBS Securities, where he covered homebuilding and building materials. He began his career at Bank of America as an Analyst/Associate in corporate finance and leveraged finance/loan syndications, and later in the high-yield capital markets group. Mr. Kim earned a B.A. in business economics from Brown University. Profile
TWST: Let's begin with a brief overview of your coverage areas, including some of the specific names you follow.

Mr. Kim: I cover what I would call the pure-play asset managers. So some of the bigger