Consumer >> Analyst Interviews >> October 31, 2011

Monetizing New Content-delivery Platforms – David Bank – Rbc Capital Markets

David Bank is a highly regarded Analyst at RBC Capital Markets who brings to our team many years of experience in equity research, high yield research and investment banking. He was named Best on the Street by The Wall Street Journal for the media sector in 2009, and has also received recognition as an earnings estimator in the annual StarMine rankings - number one in 2007, number three in 2009. Mr. Bank joined RBC Capital Markets in 2000 from ING Barings, where he was a Senior Member of the equity research division. Prior to that, he worked in the high yield research division at ING Barings, covering telecommunications and media companies. Before becoming a Research Analyst, Mr. Bank was an Investment Banker at both Furman Selz L.L.C. - later acquired by ING Barings - and Credit Suisse First Boston. Profile
TWST: Please begin with an overview of your coverage universe.

Mr. Bank: I cover the media conglomerates, who are broadly thought of as the big content companies, but the majority of their businesses