Financial Services >> Analyst Interviews >> January 3, 2014
Continued Competition, M&A Activity and Opportunity in Regional Banking
Chris Marinac is Co-Founder of FIG Partners. Mr. Marinac co-founded FIG Partners in 2003 and has more than 24 years of financial services and research analysis experience. He leads the firm’s award-winning equity research team that covers more than 150 banks, thrifts and REITs. Mr. Marinac is a nationally respected financial analyst who is frequently quoted in the media. He also authors Insights, one of the industry’s leading financial blogs. Before joining FIG, Mr. Marinac worked for six years as Managing Director at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey and spent five years as Research Analyst at Wachovia Corporation — formerly Interstate/Johnson Lane Inc. Mr. Marinac received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and finance from Kent State University. Mr. Marinac is a member of the board and Past President of Ronald McDonald House Charities in Atlanta. Profile
TWST: Last year was kind of interesting from a bank perspective. What was your take on how the group did during 2013?
Mr. Marinac: It was a much more robust year in terms of total