Financial Services >> Analyst Interviews >> February 26, 2016

Energy Volatility Challenges Southwest Banks

Jefferson Harralson
Jefferson Harralson joined Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. in 2002, and is the firm’s Associate Director of Research. Mr. Harralson has more than 20 years of experience in analyzing banks. Based in Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc.’s Atlanta office, Mr. Harralson covers a number of Southeastern and Southwestern banks. In 2012, he was ranked as the nation’s second leading Regional Bank Analyst according to a Greenwich survey of 216 buy-side firms. Mr. Harralson is a graduate of Washington and Lee University where he was also an Honorable Mention Basketball All-American. Mr. Harralson also earned an MBA from the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University where he currently serves on the college's advisory board. Mr. Harralson has been quoted in newspapers worldwide and in such publications as Forbes, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today. He has also appeared as a television guest on CNBC and Bloomberg Television. Profile
TWST: When we last spoke in 2015, you saw a “lower-for-longer” rates scenario going forward. How did that play out? What do you see looking ahead for 2016?