Financial Services >> Analyst Interviews >> March 7, 2011

Consolidation Plays In Western & Texas Banking – Brett Rabatin – Sterne Agee & Leach, Inc.

Brett Rabatin, CFA, comes to Sterne Agee from FTN Midwest Securities Corp., where he was a sell-side Equity Research Analyst for the past nine years. He covered small- and mid-cap banks located predominately in the West and Texas. Mr. Rabatin's previous experience includes positions at J.C. Bradford, Mercer Capital and Bank Compensation Strategies Group, where he primarily focused on transaction advisory, strategic planning and valuation services for financial institutions, as well as analysis of benefit plans and related compliance with banking regulations. He was the number one stock picker in The Wall Street Journal's "Best on The Street" survey for banks and thrifts in 2002, was recognized as number two overall (all sectors) in 2004 in Forbes/StarMine, and he was the number two overall earnings estimator in 2004 within the bank/thrift sector. Profile
TWST: Where are you focusing your attention in the Pacific Northwest bank space these days?

Mr. Rabatin: From a going forward perspective, I think bank stock investing is clearly about M&A