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

Improved Credit & A Pickup In Lending Activity For Banking – Bryce W. Rowe – Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.

Bryce W. Rowe, CFA, is Robert W. Baird's Senior Research Analyst covering community banks. Prior to joining Baird in 2006, Mr. Rowe was an Equity Analyst at three firms, Legg Mason/Stifel Nicolaus, Trident Securities/McDonald Investments/KeyCorp and Anderson & Strudwick. He also worked as a Financial Apecialist at Capital One. In 2003 Mr. Rowe was selected for The Wall Street Journal's "Best on the Street" analyst survey for banks, and savings and loans. He received a B.A. in economics from the University of Virginia. Profile
TWST: Where do we stand? Are we still on the down slope or are we beginning to see signs of recovery in this space?

Mr. Rowe: I think that we are starting to see some signs of recovery, especially as