Financial Services >> Analyst Interviews >> March 5, 2012
Increased Consolidation May Ease Regulatory Burdens for Banks – Jeff K. Davis – Guggenheim Securities, LLC
JEFF K. DAVIS, CFA, joined Guggenheim Partners in March 2010 as a Managing Director in the public equities capital markets unit, where his coverage universe is focused on regional banks and specialty finance. Before Guggenheim, Mr. Davis headed the Financial Institutions Group at FTN Equity Capital Markets from 2000 to 2010, when FTN Equity elected to exit the equities business. Before joining FTN Equity, he was the regional bank and thrift Analyst at Nashville-based J.C. Bradford & Co., which was acquired by Paine Webber in 2000. Before joining J.C. Bradford, Mr. Davis spent 10 years at Mercer Capital Management, a valuation and transaction advisory firm. From 1995 to 1999, he headed Mercer Capital Advisors, which provided M&A and transaction advisory services for financial institutions, private middle-market businesses and small public companies. Mr. Davis began his career at AmSouth-Mobile in 1985. He is a periodic speaker at industry gatherings, various state banking meetings in addition to making several presentations to the boards and executive management teams of small and large banks each year. He is a periodic guest on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg Radio and is regularly quoted in the American Banker, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters and other media outlets. He has a B.A. from Rhodes College and an MBA from Vanderbilt University. Profile
TWST: What are the trends happening in community banking right now, and how are they doing overall?
Mr. Davis: It's a tale of two worlds in terms of community banks, with an overlay of improvement