Financial Services >> Analyst Interviews >> August 8, 2011

Banking Sector Faces Challenges In Building Revenue – Christopher Mutascio – Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc.

Christopher Mutascio joined the research team at Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc., in February 2007 covering large-cap banks. Before joining Stifel, he was with Credit Suisse, where he was appointed Director in equity research in August 2004, and followed the large-cap traditional banking sector. Previously, he spent seven years with Legg Mason, Inc., where he was a Managing Director and the company's Senior Bank Analyst. Mr. Mutascio began his career as a Federal Bank Regulator with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, where he worked for six years, rising to the level of National Bank Examiner. Mr. Mutascio has an MBA from Loyola College and a bachelor's degree from Gettysburg College. Profile
TWST: Please start with somewhat of a larger view of the sector. What is the status of the money center banks right now?

Mr. Mutascio: Whether it's the money center banks or whether it's any bank