General Investing >> Analyst Interviews >> February 2, 2004


Markos N. Kaminis is an investment officer in Standard & Poor's U.S. Equity Research Department. He is currently responsible for the analytical coverage of emerging growth, small to mid-capitalization stocks spanning the spectrum of industries and sectors. He authors research reports for distribution, and investment briefs for S&P's Marketscope and First Call. In addition to his research responsibilities, he writes articles for The Outlook and Equity Insights, Standard & Poor's financial newsletters, and BusinessWeek Online. On occasion, he also writes research on initial public offerings. He is frequently quoted by major news and media organizations, and has become a prominent S&P spokesperson, with a reputation for insightful financial commentary and analysis. He began his career at Standard & Poor's in 1998, following financial sector issues. At that time, his coverage responsibilities included regional banks, trust companies, insurance companies, financial guarantee reinsurance companies, real estate investment trusts and money management firms. He is a graduate of Temple University and holds an MBA from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to his graduate work, he was employed as a mutual fund accountant for two years at PFPC, Inc., a subsidiary of PNC Bank. He is Series 7 and Series 63 licensed and is currently pursuing his Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Profile
TWST: Markos, how do you define your universe?

Mr. Kaminis: I am an emerging growth analyst and cover mostly small cap

and some mid-cap stocks. Basically, my coverage universe of 29